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Qatar on June 24 denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate's sovereignty
Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mingled with the traditional cries of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on June 23
The United States is concerned over Turkey’s actions against opposition, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert has said
Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain’s decision a year ago to leave the EU, while the results of the action are yet to be seen
China’s top diplomat told Donald Trump that Beijing was willing to keep working with Washington to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula -- days after the U.S. leader implied that Chinese efforts had failed
The United Nations stressed on June 22 its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.
Over 100 shopkeepers at a popular Beijing market held a rare street protest on June 23 against what they call unreasonable eviction as the Chinese capital seeks to curb population growth
France no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said on June 22, making the policy official for the first time
The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is building a database of foreign fighters to track jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria at home, a senior US official said June 22
PARIS – Agence France-Presse
Nine years after proclaiming independence, fragile Kosovo votes on June 11 at a time of high tension with Serbia, rampant unemployment and some of its leaders threatened with prosecution for war crimes
Rescue workers were battling yesterday to reach remote areas of Bangladesh hit by landslides and heavy rains that have killed at least 137 people, with dozens more missing.
Eritrea rejects cutting ties with Qatar
Eritrea on June 9 declined a request by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar
Tunisia PM warns no one safe in anti-graft ‘war’
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed was reported on June 4 as saying no one in the North African country involved in corruption would emerge unscathed in his government’s “war” on graft
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
MOSCOW – Reuters
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on June 14 that it had documented cases where workers building venues for Russia’s 2018 World Cup had been left unpaid, made to work in dangerously cold conditions, or suffered reprisals for raising concerns.
US-led coalition building jihadist database: envoy
Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N Korea
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program
President Vladimir Putin said on June 1 that Russia was ready to sell Turkey advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and had discussed the matter with Ankara, the TASS news agency reported.
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
THE HAGUE - Agence France-Presse
A U.N. court condemned Turkey on June 15 for sentencing one of its top judges to seven years in jail on charges of having links to what the government and prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN
One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published on June 15 that put the U.S. and New Zealand among the world’s worst performers for youth well-being.
Six dead in London tower block fire, toll expected to rise: Police
Six people have been confirmed dead in a huge fire at a London tower block and the death toll is expected to rise, police said on June 14.
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