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Australian anti-immigration far-right politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore on Aug. 17 when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt.
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
US President Barack Obama on Aug. 26 apologised to Tokyo after WikiLeaks claimed Washington had spied on Japanese politicians, a government spokesman said on Aug. 26.
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow on Aug. 25 to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed "strong confidence" on Aug. 25 that Russia will continue supporting his embattled regime, speaking in an interview with Hezbollah's Al-Manar television network.
SYDNEY - Reuters
Australian police on Aug. 25 dropped a terrorism related charge against a teenage boy who was accused of planning an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) inspired attack at a national remembrance day parade
GENEVA – Agence France-Presse
The U.N. condemned Aug. 25 the execution by the government of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region of three people convicted of murder and kidnapping, in the first use of the death penalty in the region in seven years
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The United States expects to accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, officials said Aug. 24
UNITED NATIONS, United States - Agence France-Presse
UN Security Council members on Aug. 24 heard Syrian and Iraqi gays tell of their terror-filled lives under the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in the first-ever council meeting on LGBT rights.
TEHRAN - Reuters
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Aug. 24 he expected sanctions on Iran could start to be lifted as early as Spring next year.
The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia's actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said on Aug. 24
A blast ripped through a US military post near Tokyo early on Aug. 24, triggering a fire, the Pentagon confirmed, noting that no injuries had been reported.