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Kenyan opposition lawmakers disrupted a vote to authorise tough terrorism-related measures that rights activists say threaten civil liberties and free speech, forcing the parliamentary speaker to postpone the session.

Putin said the Ukraine crisis should be resolved as quickly as possible and that Moscow's aim was to restore political unity to Ukraine

Comments by senior officials suggest Beijing may take harder line against territory as police launch investigation.

Schoolchildren in India observe 2-minute silence in memory of victims of the Pakistan school after PM Modi's appeal

Kuwait said it accepted an Iraqi request related to reparations imposed by the U.N. Security Council over its 1990 invasion of Kuwait

A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said.

Politicians may go far in their comments under the right to free speech, prosecutors said, but "that freedom is limited by the prohibition of discrimination".

The seven-year-old boy, identified as Amr Zeitoun, is currently in a Ramallah hospital where he is undergoing a medical examination

The new government was sworn in on November 9 in hopes of ending the fractious country's ongoing political crisis.

Jordan submits a Security Council draft resolution sets a November 2016 deadline for Israel to withdraw from territories it has occupied since 1967. An alternative French proposal calling for a resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians within two years is also being discussed.

"Today another Wall has started to fall," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement. "These moves represent a victory of dialogue over confrontation."

Three months ago, the Palestinian Civilian Affairs Authority, which is responsible for bringing construction materials into Gaza, approved a shortlist of companies allowed to receive and distribute the building materials

Members of European Parliamant want investigation of any help EU member countries gave the CIA in its rendition, torture and secret detention of terrorism suspects

Greek Parliament fails to elect governments’ candidate for presidency, Stavros Dimas

The unanimously adopted resolution authorizes aid deliveries across Al Yarubiyah on the Iraq border, Al-Ramtha from Jordan and Bab al-Salam and Bab al-Hawa from Turkey

He said that the Tibetan people should decide whether to continue the spiritual line, which dates back to the 15th century.

Mohamed Atta named two camps in neighbouring South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and urged Juba to disarm the rebels there.

The group said it was demanding a high profile certification of its ceasefire through either the United Nations, the Red Cross, regional intergovernmental organizations or the Catholic Church.

Their deaths would bring the number of Sheitaat members said to have been killed by the ISIL to over 900.

All New Year's Eve festivities, including church services and New Year's Day outings, have been prohibited

Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba.

A Palestinian charity organization on Wednesday planted 301 olive saplings in memory of the victims of a coal mine disaster that occurred in western Turkey earlier this year.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front will decommission 75 heavy weapons next month.

The Members of European Parliament failed to agree on a joint motion calling on EU member states to recognise the state of Palestine. Instead they managed to reach a compromise on a resolution that peace talks should continue

A 17-year-old boy was shot dead during armed clashes between police and assailants in southeast Turkey overnight and one police officer was wounded

Modi's rise to power has emboldened right-wing activists to openly declare India a nation of Hindus, posing a challenge to its multi-faith constitutional commitment

The battle for the Baghdad Belt will help define the future of Iraq and whether it will break up in all but name. Both Shi'ite and Sunni tribal figures as well as Iraqi security officials say the militias have decided to rid the capital's hinterlands of its Sunni majority for good.

Apart from their move at Hodeida port, the Houthis have sacked four provincial governors, the editor of the main state newspaper al-Thawra and the commander of the special forces.

Libya is bitterly divided between two rival factions of former rebels who have established competing governments and parliaments in a complex struggle for control of the North African state.

A Chinese tourist has been killed in a hot air balloon crash in the central Turkish touristic area of Cappadocia

Court accepts an appeal by Hamas to be removed from EU terror list on grounds legal file against group does not have sufficient evidence

Eighteen still under arrest in the operation against the "parallel state" with alleged links to U.S.-based preacher Fethullah Gulen.

James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of the trial of a former C.I.A. officer accused of leaking classified information

The Palestinians need nine of the 15 votes in the Security Council to pass the resolution, which would force the United States to decide whether or not to veto it.

Chinese construction of a new rail link between Belgrade and Budapest should begin by the middle of next year, Serbia's prime minister said, as China pursues plans to accelerate the flow of goods through the Balkans

According to a bill, employing preachers from abroad would be prohibited.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had approved the decision of a ministerial committee to life the moratorium.

According to the Senate report, the CIA gave the government that hosted the secret jail at least $1 million to thank it for supporting the agency's detention programme

Iran's national police chief said that Tehran had asked Australia for extradition of Monis

Turkey has declared a national day of mourning for Pakistan as a result of the bloody attacks that resulted in the deaths of 148 people most of them children.

The escalation of tension between Houthis who control the Yemeni capital Sanaa and Western-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi raises the prospect of open confrontation

Lira falls ahead of expected U.S. announcement of interest rate hike

A group of gunmen who have killed at least 132 students at a school in northwestern Pakistani city Peshawar began their siege by burning their car, a sign that they had no intention of returning, according to officials

Raiding premises in three towns in eastern Bosnia, police arrested 10 former senior military and police officers on accusations of crimes against humanity

Russia's central bank took drastic action to defend its rouble currency in a surprise midnight raising of interest rates by 650 basis points to 17 percent.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it a "response" to the Pakistan army's anti-militant operations in the North Waziristan, that killed at least 126 people

Poverty and little hope in the camps for displaced in Rakhine state

It argues that a major submarine ridge of the Arctic Ocean is an extension of its autonomous Greenland.

Federica Mogherini said she is very surprised with Turkish president’s remarks criticizing the bloc’s reaction to a crackdown on local media and police.

The Britain-based group said fighters including the Nusra Front took the base next to the country's main north-south highway linking Aleppo with Damascus

Egypt expanded the jurisdiction of military courts in October to try civilians accused of acts ranging from attacking state facilities to blocking roads

Netanyahu declined to comment on whether he was given an assurance by Kerry that the United States would exercise its veto

Across Germany, right-wing organizations are using anti-Islam rhetoric to further their ideas -- and finding a receptive audience

Within hours of the attack on the Lindt cafe in the centre of the city, a Muslim group reported that women wearing the hijab had been spat on and far right calls of protests

It has been recently discovered that there have been dozens of newspaper printed to distribute to Ottoman soldiers that were captured prisoners in the First World War to keep up their morale.

Witnesses said residents of Qalandia refugee camp threw stones at the Israeli soldiers and the man killed, Mahmoud Adwan, 20, was watching from the roof of his home when he was shot.

The request by Pyongyang came as two-thirds of the 15-member council push for the human rights situation in North Korea to be added to the agenda

James Mitchell, a former U.S. Air Force psychologist, confirmed some of the specific details in a Senate committee report released last week and defended the practices

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