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Turkey is struggling to educate 350,000 Syrian refugee children, with only around half of all refugee children receiving schooling
Washington is seeking more information on reports that ISIL militants used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers last month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Oct. 24
The Turkish president says the PYD agreed to the passage of 1,300 FSA fighters to the border town of Kobane, while the leader of the Syrian Kurdish group stresses that talks are continuing and no agreement has been reached yet
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a quick resumption of Cyprus peace talks that were suspended due to a dispute over rights to offshore oil and gas
The battle for the Syrian town of Kobane will turn into a war of attrition unless Kurds get arms that can repel tanks and armoured vehicles, PYD keader Salih Muslim says
'Middlemen from Turkey' are among the purchasers of oil sold by ISIL, a US official said
A Danish court freed 10 men charged with 'terror funding' after raising money for PKK militants
A bid by Islamic State fighters to seize the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, American officials said, with the help of air strikes reported to have killed over 500 jihadists
Israel deployed police in force in Jerusalem Oct. 24 for weekly Muslim prayers and restricted access to a flashpoint mosque, after a deadly attack by a Palestinian sent tensions soaring.
COPENHAGEN - Agence France-Presse
THE HAGUE - Agence France-Presse
Former Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic contested charges of deliberately shelling civilians during the siege of Sarajevo
LUXEMBOURG - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria - Africa's most populous country - was declared Ebola-free on Monday as European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt the spread of the deadly disease.
Doubt over Nigeria-Boko Haram 'ceasefire', kidnap release
Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire with Boko Haram has surprised many and convinced few, particularly when talks with the militants on the possible release of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls had been at a frustrating standstill.
Kenyatta becomes first president to appear before ICC
Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta became the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court where he has been charged with crimes against humanity
TALINN - Reuters
YEREVAN - Agence France-Presse
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian resigned Thursday, the deputy parliament speaker told AFP, saying the premier had been looking to leave his post for a month.
NEW YORK - Reuters
Man who attacked Canada's parliament had troubled, transient past
The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill
'Canada will never be intimidated,' Harper says after attack
Canada's prime minister vowed Wednesday to redouble the nation's fight against "terrorist organizations" after a soldier was gunned down in the capital and parliament was stormed by an assailant.
KIEV - Reuters
Ukraine and Russia failed to hold expected talks on a gas pricing dispute June 15 morning, despite a deadline for Kiev to pay a $1.95 billion debt by June 16
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protest leaders sat down on Oct. 21 for talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed the city's streets
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
EU leaders seal landmark 2030 climate deal
European Union leaders agreed Oct. 24 what they hailed as the world's most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.
Kobane aid triggers Turkey-US debate
Washington took the initiative to airdrop ammunition and weapons to Kurdish fighters battling jihadists in Kobane despite Turkey’s objections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
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