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Four U.S. senators have visited Moldova to offer political and financial support, while Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's separatist province Trans-Dniester.
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.
The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis. The government believes that this will help in the fight against drug-related crime and in dealing with public health issues.
Shefali Misra of the Aam Aadmi Party is seeking a parliamentary seat amid elections awash in illegal cash, serious violence and dirty tricks.
American officials warn that attacks on Rohingya and foreign aid groups could undermine rapprochement.
New York officials say anger over a U.S.-India diplomatic row hangs over a police officer’s arrest in New Delhi.
Angry parents hurled abuse at South Korean President Park Geun-hye as she visited the site of the sunken passenger ferry off the nation's southwest coast on Thursday.
The Afghanistan presidential election is turning out to be a tale of two narratives. The more positive and democratic one could be winning the day.
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.
With a notable lack of enthusiasm, Algerians went to the polls Thursday in a presidential vote that the 77-year-old incumbent, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was considered likely to win despite his obviously failing health.
With the country’s long-troubled economy teetering on the edge of recession, average Russians are feeling the pinch, even before the bite of Western sanctions over Crimea.
Three militants were killed in what seems to be the most intense encounter yet in the restive east as Ukrainian forces battle separatists over control of a military base.
Russia may invade southeast Ukraine to protect the local population, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
Talk of NATO membership could die down quickly if tensions in Ukraine de-escalate.
Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and EU gathered in Geneva Thursday in the biggest diplomatic effort so far to ease tensions between Kiev and Moscow.
Iran has acted to cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile by nearly 75 percent in implementing a landmark pact with world powers, but a planned facility it will need to fulfill the six-month deal has been delayed, a U.N. report showed on Thursday.
Amid tensions over leaks on Twitter about an ongoing graft inquiry, company representatives attempted to smooth things over with the Turkish government.
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Some opponents of the peace process between the government of Colombia and insurgents have been circulating false versions about the talks underway in Havana and unbelievable myths about its actual scope. We will clarify the main legends right now.
Venezuela is descending ever deeper into violence, with street protests spreading rapidly across the country and President Nicolás Maduro’s efforts to suppress them becoming increasingly brutal. Unfortunately, there are no upcoming elections that might resolve the worsening power struggle – and no outside actors willing to intervene.
Women’s empowerment and political participation are not only crucial for women: they are essential for effective democratic governance, one which promotes human rights and equity. The same can be said about the importance of boosting youth political participation.
Bringing people to the cities will not be enough. Rural rights also need reform.
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President Vladimir V. Putin's aggression reflects his inability to lead Russia toward a prosperous future.
Ukrainians have been bullied relentlessly by Russia. Why aren’t we doing more to stand up for them?
The world must stand against Russia.
The United States and its allies should adopt a containment strategy in confronting Russia akin to the doctrine that guided Western policy during the Cold War.
Although Putin's domestic policies seem tame compared to Hitler's, his foreign policy could be just as disruptive.
The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial ground for one of them.
In the days of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the perpetual complaint was that the faces in government never changed. Some ministers held on to their seats for more than two decades.
Iranians have a sovereign right to choose whomever they want to represent them at the UN, just as Texans have the right to choose whatever Ivy League meathead they want to represent them in Congress.
Overtures to Pakistan from the Sunni Gulf appear to be linked to the conflict in Syria.
Cuba’s government Wednesday published the text of a new law that will take effect in late June and provide tax breaks for foreign investors.
Canada has announced its decision to withhold funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat, pointing to the Secretariat’s silence on alleged war crimes and rights abuse in Sri Lanka, which currently chairs the international association.
Police in China's far-western region of Xinjiang have shot dead a man who drove through a security checkpoint, the local government said Thursday, the latest violence to hit the troubled area with a large Muslim population.
Japan has postponed a visit to Russia by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida that had been planned for later this month, the foreign ministry said Thursday, as bloodshed in an eastern city in Ukraine threatened to overshadow crisis talks in Geneva.
Talks are underway to finally lift the tough visa requirements for Filipinos, Indonesians and Vietnamese to visit Japan, a report said Wednesday.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is planning to visit Japan late next month to hold talks with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, Japanese government sources said Thursday.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East Africa trade bloc, plans to deploy peacekeepers in South Sudan by the end of April, an official close to South Sudanese peace talks said Thursday.
Jose Mario Vaz, Guinea-Bissau's former finance minister, will face Nuno Gomes Nabiam, a candidate seen closest to the army, in a May 18 presidential run-off due to complete the country's return to civilian rule.
South Sudan’s presidential advisor on legal affairs, Telar Ring Deng, has returned from a four-day visit to the Chinese capital, Beijing, aimed at strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade and investment.
President Yoweri Museveni Wednesday thanked embargoed North Korea for training the Uganda People’s Defense Forces and Uganda police, days after the United Nations Security Council told Uganda to explain its ties with Pyongyang.
South Africa’s special envoy Cyril Ramaphosa made his second visit to South Sudan in an attempt to resolve the ongoing conflict there.
Radar and sensor technology and electronic and network centric warfare are top of the priority list at a new Center of Excellence for Advanced Defense Technologies that will be run by South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM).
Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.
Australia will start exporting uranium to the Middle East under a landmark deal with the United Arab Emirates that could result in up to 800 tons a year being sold to the Gulf state by the end of the decade.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani visited Turkey on Wednesday to have talks with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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