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Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Sept. 24.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The speaker of Iran's parliament hinted in a US radio interview on Sept.3 at the possibility of a prisoner swap to free detained Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian.
UNITED NATIONS - Reuters
Israel complained to the United Nations on Sept. 1 about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside those of full member states at the world body's headquarters, calling it "another cynical misuse of the U.N. by the Palestinian Authority."
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sept.4 it was premature to talk about Russia taking part in military operations against ISIL, as the US said it was checking reports of Russian troops in Syria.
WASHINGTON - Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s response to the nearly 2 million refugees who have crossed its border from Syria and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremists is “above and beyond,” the U.S. State Department has said
The United States has encouraged the families of troops and diplomats stationed in southern Turkey to leave the country as it ramps up efforts in the fight against ISIL
CAIRO - Reuters
Egypt summoned the British ambassador to reject as "unacceptable interference" comments he made on an Egyptian court's decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state media said on Aug. 30.
The United States is co-hosting drills in the Black Sea with what is left of Ukraine's devastated navy, which lost about two thirds of its sailors and ships after Russia seized Crimea last year.
A Russian nuclear official pleaded guilty on Aug. 31 to a US charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering in a case involving $2.1 million in bribes for contracts with a Moscow-controlled company.
Greek authorities have seized a freighter carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons en route from Turkey to Libya.
BERLIN - Anadolu Agency
A Turkish man has been sentenced to three years in prison for being a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Germany.