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The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders have agreed to immediately resume reunification talks, the United Nations stated on Dec. 2, with the five-party summit that Turkish Cyprus has long been waiting for set to start on Jan. 12, 2017.
Ömer Bilge – NICOSIA
A group of around 1,000 people protested in Turkish Cyprus on Dec. 1 over the decision to abandon Daylight Saving Time, blaming the move for a road crash that killed two schoolgirls.
Serkan Demirtaş - ISTANBUL
Turkey would never take steps to undermine NATO’s collective defense and unity as spelled out in Article 5, the alliance’s chief has said
AMMAN, Jordan - The Associated Press
The world's population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Dec. 1, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet
MONT PELERIN, Switzerland
Turkish Cyprus has blamed Greeks and Greek Cypriots for the failure of long-anticipated peace talks to end one of the world’s longest running conflicts.
Women in Morocco have reacted in horror after a program on state television demonstrated how they could use makeup to cover up evidence of domestic violence and “carry on with your daily life.”
UNITED NATIONS – Reuters
The number of besieged Syrians has more than doubled over the past year to nearly one million, the United Nations aid chief told the Security Council on Nov. 21, as the United States named 13 Syrian military commanders it accused of killing civilians.
HAVANA - ANKARA
Cuba mourned revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and defied U.S. efforts to topple him for five decades, as the island prepared to say its last goodbyes to the towering giant of modern history with mass memorials and a four-day funeral procession.
An Egyptian appeals court on Nov. 22 quashed one of two life sentences handed down to Mohamed Morsi since his 2013 overthrow, in the Islamist ex-president’s second appeals victory in a week.
GENEVA - Reuters
The U.N. torture investigator is heading to Turkey from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 at government invitation and plans to visit police stations, prisons and pre-trial facilities where detainees are held to discuss “challenges” related to torture, a U.N. statement has said
Peace talks on Cyprus that had entered a second phase of intensified negotiations have failed to produce a result, the United Nations said late Nov. 21.