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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is scheduled to meet next week to discuss whether to degrade Turkey’s status and reopen a monitoring process against the country in response to the authoritarian slide in the country.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China’s territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned on May 21 that could be “the next step.”
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian will appear in court on May 26 accused of spying and other crimes against Iran, his lawyer told AFP on May 19
SYDNEY - Agence France-Presse
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott May 21 ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and "encourage people to get on boats".
MOSCOW - Reuters
Nine Russian and Chinese navy vessels have gathered in the Mediterranean Sea for a joint military drill that will continue until May 21, the Russian Defense Ministry has stated
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish authorities have detained and deported a 15-year-old Swedish girl before she crossed the Turkish-Syrian border, allegedly aiming to join ISIL
KIEV - Reuters
Western powers are clinging to a fraying peace deal in Ukraine and forcing Kiev to follow suit, even though Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of wavering and NATO is warning that Moscow may be preparing for a new offensive.
ANKARA - Reuters
Sweden has asked Turkey for help finding three Swedish nationals it believes are trying to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Syria despite twice being intercepted and deported from Turkey, senior Turkish officials said on May 19
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
The European Union is set to back plans on May 18 for an ambitious naval force to fight people smugglers in the Mediterranean after a series of shipwrecks that killed hundreds of migrants.
GENEVA – Agence France-Presse
The United Nations said May 19 that some 1,850 people had been killed and more than 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict raging in Yemen since late March
WASHINGTON - Reuters
U.S. special operations forces have carried out a raid inside Syria, killing a man identified as a senior ISIL leader who helped direct the group's oil, gas and financial operations, the Pentagon and White House said on May 16.