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Conflicts

Pakistan said Tuesday that Indian warplanes crossed into its airspace over the ceasefire line in Kashmir and dropped payloads, after tensions spiked between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the disputed region.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Taiwan’s unification with mainland China is “inevitable,” issuing a stern warning against any separatist or independence attempts on the self-governing island in a firmly-worded speech Wednesday.
The Ukrainian military said that Russian boats had opened fire on and seized three of its ships near Crimea, escalating a standoff over the Kerch Strait, a waterway that links the Azov Sea with the Black Sea. In a...
Authorities responded to a shooting Saturday morning near the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to Allegheny County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Kraus. Three police officers have been shot and there are fatalities, officials said at an impromptu press...
NATO has launched its biggest military drill since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This comes a month after Russia hosted China for their own joint military exercises. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO needed a "strong display" of...
Donald Trump has criticised the apparent Saudi plot to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it one of the 'worst in the history of cover-ups'. Trump told reporters he expected a full report on Khashoggi's death soon. Saudi Arabia has claimed...
Turkey may have more evidence in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that it's holding over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, says columnist David Ignatius. | Opinion © Washington Post How Erdogan’s account of Khashoggi’s murder contradicts Saudi Arabia. Turkish President Recep...
Turkish President Erdogan said that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a “planned” and “brutal” murder and called on Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects to Turkey to face justice for the crime. Erdogan said Turkey had...
Migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador say they're fleeing poverty, persecution and gang violence. The caravan is now estimated to include more than 7,200 migrants, and more are expected to join on Tuesday, potentially pushing the number past...
Ceremony to open US embassy in Jerusalem US is to open its embassy in Jerusalem, following Trump's decision to recognise the city as the capital of Israel. © RT | Livestream Palestinians protest in Ramallah on Monday, May 14, as the US...
Israeli Defense Force officials say Iranian Quds forces on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights have fired 20 rockets at Israel. © CNN
US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran. Calling it "decaying and rotten", he said the deal was "an embarrassment" to him "as a citizen". Going against advice from European allies,...
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Syria air strikes

Syria air strikes The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack last Saturday The US says three targets were struck - a research facility in Damascus...
Swedish prosecutors are dropping a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, bringing to an end a 7-year legal stand-off. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. © REUTERS
What makes a democracy? Members of the public discuss what constitutes a democratic country, and how many true democracies exist. © The Economist
Hundreds were arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia. CNN's Fred Pleitgen sat down and spoke with some the demonstrators.
On the same day as an international summit began on the Arctic, president Vladimir Putin has visited the desolate Franz Josef Land archipelago, reaffirming Moscow's claim to the region. He is to go to the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk...
erman officials have opened an investigation into suspicions the Turkish intelligence service has been spying on hundreds of its nationals in Germany. According to German media, Turkey's MIT agency handed its German counterparts a list and surveillance photos of anti-Erdogan...
Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people have joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations.   © BBC |...
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appears in court a day after he and hundreds of anti-corruption protesters were arrested. The Kremlin called those demonstrations a "provocation" and said teenagers were paid to show up.   © REUTERS |  Lucy Fielder reports.