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BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian rebels from an Islamist alliance formed last month have occupied bases and warehouses belonging to a Western-backed rebel group on the Turkish border, rebels and activists said on Saturday.
(Channel News Asia) - US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday said he had received assurances during a visit to Kabul that a long-delayed deal allowing US troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 would be signed "in a timely manner".
(Channel News Asia) - Thai authorities said Saturday they would rebuild barricades around key state buildings in Bangkok after opposition protesters called for a final push to topple the government.
(Aswat Masriya) - An Alexandria court has reduced the punishment of 21 young women, who were sentenced to 11 years in prison last month, to a one-year suspended sentence, Egypt's state television said.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero's death would leave the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.
KABUL (Reuters) - A senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States on Friday of trying to pressure elements of his government to accept a security deal that would shape the post-2014 U.S. military presence in the country.
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande urged African leaders on Friday to take a grip on their continent's security by creating a long-delayed regional force, after Paris was forced into its second military operation this year.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police used tear gas on Friday to end clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said.
Japan's parliament on Friday adopted a law on protecting state secrets despite a public outcry, with strong opposition from the media and academics who fear it will infringe on the right to information and free expression.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected Jordan to the U.N. Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected its two-year term in protest at the council's failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues.
BANGUI (Reuters) - Rival militia forces fought fierce battles in Central African Republic's capital on Thursday and the U.N. authorized French military action to halt Muslim-Christian sectarian violence that threatens to escalate into widespread civilian massacres.
Fast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has repatriated two Algerians held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than a decade, the Pentagon said on Thursday, in what the men's attorneys described as an involuntary transfer that ignored their pleas to go elsewhere.
Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges kill at least seven people in northern Europe, flood parts of Hamburg and leave thousands of homes without power.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that core sanctions against Iran would remain in place despite its interim nuclear deal with world powers.
SANAA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber and gunmen wearing army uniforms attacked Yemen's Defense Ministry compound in the capital Sanaa on Thursday, killing at least 20, including foreign medical staff, sources said, in the worst single attack in Yemen in 18 months.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A unit of the Russian security forces is training to counter Islamist militants amid fears fighters in Syria will return to join insurgents in the North Caucasus, Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader said.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican lawmakers are poised to send a landmark energy bill to Senate committees to start debate on a cornerstone of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform drive, a top ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's top court ruled on Wednesday that the current electoral law was unconstitutional, piling pressure on political parties to push through a reform of the system that they have promised for years.
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a police intelligence headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens more, a health official said.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister warned protesters trying to blockade government buildings on Wednesday they would be punished for any "illegal acts", as officials went to Moscow seeking aid to avoid a financial meltdown.
(Channel News Asia) - An Indonesian on trial for a foiled plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy confessed to being the mastermind on Thursday, saying he was "still at war" with anyone oppressing Muslims.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Police scoured central Mexico on Wednesday for a truck they suspect was stolen by common thieves but carried an uncommon cargo: dangerous radioactive medical material that could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb."
(BBC) - The UN mission in DR Congo starts to deploy surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity - its first such operation.
(Aswat Masriya) - Amr Moussa, the head of the constituent assembly, handed the draft constitution to interim President Adli Mansour on Tuesday.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's embattled government held onto power in parliament on Tuesday but faced determined public protests and the rising risk of a financial crisis after spurning closer ties with the European Union under pressure from Russia.
(BBC) - A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least four people, according to reports.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities relaxed a curfew and intensified military patrols in Maiduguri on Tuesday, a day after suspected Islamist militants launched strikes on military bases in the northeast city.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Senate committees on Tuesday passed an electoral reform demanded by the opposition, taking Congress a step closer to a bill to open up the oil and gas industry at the center of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic agenda.
(BBC) - The UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay says there is evidence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be responsible for war crimes.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to a political crisis gripping Bangkok as police used rubber bullets against protesters seeking to topple her government.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building on Monday, seeking to force President Viktor Yanukovich from office with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched through the capital of Armenia on Monday to denounce visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin and protest against plans to join a Moscow-led customs union.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities imposed a 24-hour curfew in the main northeastern city of Maiduguri on Monday after Islamist militants attacked an air force base and army sites overnight, the military said.
(BBC) - Tiny particles of waste plastic that are ingested by shoreline "eco-engineer" worms could have an adverse impact on biodiversity, a study shows.
(BBC) - At least four people are killed and dozens injured as passenger train derails in New York City, prompting a major emergency services response.
KIEV (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians shouting "Down with the Gang!" rallied on Sunday against President Viktor Yanukovich's U-turn on Europe and some used a building excavator to try to break through police lines at his headquarters.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces fired teargas in Cairo's Tahrir Square to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday, as a new constitution that reinforces the military's political power edged closer to approval.
(BBC) - Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban says he has met PM Yingluck Shinawatra and given her two days to "return power to the people".
SANAA (Reuters) - Fighting between Shi'ite Houthi rebels and Sunni Salafis in northern Yemen has killed more than 120 and a government official in charge of enforcing a ceasefire accused the Houthis of breaking the truce, a newspaper said on Sunday.
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