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Syrian opposition coalition dissolves interim government

Walid al-Bunni, spokesman of National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, speaks at a press conference on 27 December 2012, in Istanbul. Syria's opposition umbrella group, which most Western and Arab powers opposed to the Damascus regime have recognised, met Sunday in Istanbul in a bid to name a prime minister-in-exile, one of its leaders said.
22 Jul 2014
The Western-backed National Coalition of Syrian opposition members said on Tuesday it had voted to force out its "interim government" and form a new one within a month.   Attempts to form a viable government-in-exile for...
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Israel says soldier missing, presumed dead

An Israeli soldier runs near mobile artillery units stationed outside the Gaza Strip, 20 July 2014. 
22 Jul 2014
Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, dashing hopes of a pause in the fighting, as the military said one of its soldiers was missing, presumed dead, following clashes with Hamas Islamists.   International efforts to...
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'Industrial scale' tampering of evidence at MH17 site: Australia

Pro-Russian separatists inspect vehicles at a road checkpoint outside the town of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, 24 June 2014.
22 Jul 2014
Evidence has been tampered with on an "industrial scale" at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday, calling it "a cover-up". Abbott, whose government was...
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Central Africa peace talks open in Congo

Former members of the Central African Republic Seleka rebels drive near a convoy of Chadian soldiers (unseen) leaving the capital Bangui on April 4, 2014 
21 Jul 2014
Key players in the Central African conflict launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville on Monday to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the impoverished nation. The three-day forum for reconciliation and political dialogue...
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Fighting erupts in Ukraine as crash investigators arrive

A pro-Russian protester stands guard in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine 21 April 2014.
21 Jul 2014
Ukrainian army tanks were reported to be launching an assault to break pro-Russian rebels' hold on the eastern city of Donetsk on Monday in the first major outbreak of hostilities in the area since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was...
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Israel kills militants entering from Gaza; death toll tops 500

Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers (APCs) are seen at a staging area outside the central Gaza Strip 15 July 2014. 
21 Jul 2014
Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500.   With the U.N. Security...
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Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport, at least four dead

20 Jul 2014
Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said.   The...
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Police, medics: Five car bombs in Baghdad kill 26

Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in the Al-Mashtal district in Baghdad
19 Jul 2014
Five car bombs killed 26 people in mostly Shi'ite Muslim neighborhoods in Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said. The first explosion, a suicide car bombing, killed seven people at a police checkpoint in the Abu Dsheer district in...
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Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

An Emergencies Ministry member walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, 18 July 2014.
19 Jul 2014
Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied. As dozens of victims' bodies lay in...
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World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine with 298 dead

An Emergencies Ministry member walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, 18 July 2014.
18 Jul 2014
World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the...
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