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Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation July 3 into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes
France swiftly rejected on July 3 a request for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Police in The Hague said on July 3 they had detained more than 200 people overnight for violating terms of a curfew, as unrest in the city continued for a fourth night
The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on July 3.
A government-linked Saudi news website reported on July 2 that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.
A new Islamist rebel alliance, including Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, was locked in a fierce battle July 3 to seize government-held areas of Aleppo, the divided former economic capital
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on July 3 after he threw stones at their patrol, Palestinian medical and security sources said.
A second simultaneous referendum on Cypriot reunification could take place in early 2016 following negotiations between the two entities’ presidents, a Turkish government source said July 2
A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China
AMSTERDAM - Reuters
DEMIR KAPIJA, Macedonia - Agence France-Presse
Fleeing their trouble-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, streams of EU-bound migrants are driving an unexpected trade in a quiet town in Macedonia -- bicycles.
TUNIS - Reuters
Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said.
S.Sudan rebels attack UN base in possible "war crime": UN
South Sudan rebels opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 30,000 civilians, killing one and wounding six in a possible war crime, the UN said late July 1.
From shattered Benghazi, Libyans mull fleeing to Turkey
The fighting in civil war-torn Libya has split many families apart, with some survivors now thinking of moving to Turkey
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
YEREVAN, Armenia - The Associated Press
Street protests in the Armenian capital against a hike in electricity prices grew on June 23 evening, with an estimated 7,000 people joining a second attempt to march toward the presidential residence even after riot police had used water cannons to forcefully disperse demonstrators.
HAVANA - Reuters
U.S. Navy Yard in Washington locked down amid reports of shooter
Police on July 2 responded to a report of a shooter at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, where a gunman killed 12 people in 2013, and the military installation was on lockdown with employees sheltered in place
Turkish man gets prison time, $1M fine in US military bribery case
A Turkish man extradited from Iraq in a U.S. military contract bribery case has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Russia on July 2 criticised proposed changes to Ukraine's constitution, saying Kiev authorities "absolutely" ignored the demands put forward by Moscow-aligned separatists.
MANILA - Agence France-Presse
At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on July 2, officials said
ANKARA - The Associated Press
French soldiers accused of paedophilia in custody in France
Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home on July 2 and were taken into custody, said a legal source.
WikiLeaks claims NSA targeted German ministers beyond Merkel
WikiLeaks published a list of German phone numbers July 1 that it claimed showed the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on senior German officials beyond Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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