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In their battle against "terrorists", countries around the world must root out the injustices that fuel extremism and are used as recruiting tools, the UN human rights chief said March 5.
The Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport remained closed for a second day.
Heavy clashes erupted on March 5 between Syrian regime forces and rebels near an intelligence headquarters the opposition had tried to seize in a spectacular attack, a monitor and security source said
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad is not a "credible" partner in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), French President Francois Hollande said
US Secretary of State John Kerry on March 5 briefed wary Gulf ministers about his latest nuclear talks with Iran as Washington and its regional allies seek to stabilise a troubled Middle East
Rescuers found 32 bodies of miners in the Zasyadko mine in eastern Ukraine a day after a blast ripped through the shaft, a rebel official said on March 5
Venezuela paid tribute Thursday to leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez two years after his death, but the movement he founded faces its worst approval ratings ever amid a deepening economic crisis.
The Gaza Strip's sole power plant has halted production, the Hamas-run energy authority said Thursday, following a dispute with the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority over fuel tax.
The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery after being slashed on his face and arm in Seoul on March 5 by a blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills
WASHINGTON - Reuters
British lawmakers say the country’s intelligence agencies, which inspired James Bond, are not doing enough to promote real-life Jane Bonds
THE HAGUE - Agence France-Presse
Former Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic contested charges of deliberately shelling civilians during the siege of Sarajevo
NAIROBI - Agence France-Presse
Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that has been presented only three times in eight years.
UN fears hundreds of children kidnapped in South Sudan
The UN children's agency said on March 1 it fears hundreds of boys were kidnapped last month in the northeast of South Sudan, raising suspicions that the abductors were from a pro-government militia
Libyan flights from Turkey, Jordan to make security stop in east
Egypt is forcing Libyan airliners flying between Turkey and Jordan and the capital Tripoli to stop in eastern Libya to allow the country's internationally recognized government to screen out potential Islamist fighters
ISMAILIA - The Associated Press
Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt’s Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to revive both the country’s damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory
BAKU - Anadolu Agency
An Azerbaijani soldier was killed in border clashes with Armenian forces, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense has announced.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Boston bombings trial to begin, two years on
Boston will revisit the horror of the 2013 Marathon bombings on March 4 when the 21-year-old accused of carrying out the worst attack on US soil since the September 11 strikes goes on trial
Volcano erupts in southern Chile, 3,000 people evacuated
A volcano in southern Chile began erupting early March 3 forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages, the government said.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the West of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek 'regime change' in Russia
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
China will carry out a groundbreaking trial program that may allow farmers to sell land, a senior official said March 4, a step towards liberalizing rural real estate transactions currently monopolized by the government
RIYADH - Agence France-Presse
Tikrit operations cause 28,000 to flee: UN
Military operations aimed at retaking the Iraqi city of Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists have caused around 28,000 people to flee their homes, the United Nations said on March 5
Time for Europe to be a torture–free zone
Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, writes for Hürriyet Daily News
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