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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.
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.
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.
Turkish police have detained two British journalists from Vice News for reporting from the southeast without government accreditation, security sources say
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.
POCHEON - Agence France-Presse
South Korean and U.S. troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on Aug. 28, including a simulated mechanized assault deep into North Korean territory just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.
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
UNITED NATIONS, United States - Agence France-Presse
The United States will be isolated on the world stage and its influence diminished if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Nations has warned.
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.
UNITED NATIONS – The Associated Press
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused all parties in the Syrian conflict of “indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks” on civilians and said the U.N. and its partners couldn’t deliver food to 422,000 people in besieged areas in July
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
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
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