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A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on May 25, killing an officer and two others and wounding 15 more before being shot dead himself, Tunisian authorities said
Iraq and Iran pushed back May 25 against US Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to ISIL, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists.
The United States has done "nothing" to help Iraq's army battle jihadists in Ramadi, according to a senior Iranian general involved in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group
Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) took a battering in regional and local elections on May 24 after voters punished Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for four years of severe spending cuts and a string of corruption scandals
Syrian government aircraft launched at least 15 strikes in and around the ancient city of Palymra on May 25, following its fall to ISIL, a monitoring group said.
A Jerusalem court sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to eight months in prison on May 25, after convicting him of corruption in a March retrial, Israeli media reported
Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda on May 24 won a surprise victory in Poland's presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of change and generous social spending
Greek investigators were to question May 25 a Syrian caught trying to sneak tens of thousands of bullets into Turkey
The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah on May 24 urged broad support for his movement's fight in Syria, saying it was engaged in an existential battle against ISIL
THESSALONIKI, Greece - Agence France-Presse
SKOPJE - Agence France-Presse
More than 20,000 people rallied in Macedonia's capital on May 17 to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's government which is grappling with a deep political crisis and an outbreak of violence.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Agence France-Presse
Thousands of Burundian activists mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral May 24, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by the president of the central African nation to seek a third consecutive term
Burundi polls postponed to June
A Burundian official says the president has signed a decree to postpone parliamentary elections for a week from May 26 until early June
Burundi elections may be delayed after coup bid: Presidency
Parliamentary and presidential elections due to take place in Burundi in May and June could be delayed in the wake of the coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza, his office said May 17
BAGHDAD - The Associated Press
MOVSES - Agence France-Presse
Locals sigh with relief as their Armenian village of Movses, close to the border with Azerbaijan, disappears in the lilac mist rolling down from the Kardash mountain, where Azeri snipers have fortified positions.
CLEVELAND - Agence France-Presse
Cleanup of oil-fouled California beach could take months
The U.S. Coast Guard captain overseeing cleanup of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara said May 21 that it may take months to restore the area to its natural condition
Six Baltimore police officers indicted over Freddie Gray death
A grand jury indicted six Baltimore police officers May 21 over the death of African-American Freddie Gray in their custody last month, a state attorney said.
KYIV - Reuters
One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kyiv on May 21, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a "worrisome" spread of violence in eastern Ukraine
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Agence France-Presse
The isolated Central Asian state of Turkmenistan on May 25 unveiled a large gold statue of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov riding a horse, in a move echoing his predecessor's cult of personality.
ROME - Agence France-Presse
Tunisia has asked Italy to extradite a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in March, the interior ministry said Friday.
US-Chinese tensions over ‘islands’ rising
US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China’s territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned on May 21 that could be “the next step.”
Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott May 21 ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and "encourage people to get on boats".
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