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One year since Indian PM Narendra Modi voted into power

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:29 PM

It has been one year since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed a landslide election victory. He promised to bring in widespread reforms that would reposition India as a global power. But some voters say little has changed.

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Case of Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes 'has nothing to do with politics', says his wife

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:29 PM

Ensaf Haidar, the wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, took her campaign to free her husbands to the EU's capital on Tuesday as she looked to win further European support for his release.

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Yemeni president to snub UN-sponsored talks in Geneva

Monday, 25 May 2015 12:54 PM

The UN is trying to broker peace talks in Geneva later this week, but Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who fled to Saudi Arabia, is now indicating he will not attend.

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UN chief: Cause of Asian migrant crisis must be addressed

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:30 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday (May 23) the root causes leading to thousands of mostly Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee their

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'Around 20 people' dead after Saudi Arabia mosque attack

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:30 PM

A Saudi interior ministry official says a suicide bomber detonated his belt during Friday prayers inside a Shi'ite mosque in the east of the kingdom.

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Saudi envoy to UN talks about Yemen talks

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:42 PM

Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the UN, Abdallah Y. Al Mouallimi, talks to Al Jazeera about the talks in Geneva over Yemeni conflict.

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ISIL seizes Iraq's Ramadi

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:42 PM

ISIL militants have overrun one of the last remaining districts held by government forces in the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

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Libyan raids aim to thwart people smugglers

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:42 PM

The UN-recognised government in Tobruk is conducting raids to try to thwart the efforts of people smugglers.

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Riyadh conference ends with reiterated support for Yemeni president

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:42 PM

The conference called for a UN resolution that will demand Houthis to withdraw from all the areas they have seized.

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Obama joins Twitter, sends his first tweet

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:44 PM

It's official. President Obama is now on Twitter. The commander-in-chief sent his very first tweet from his OWN Twitter account on Monday.

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Lebanese charity creating work opportunities for refugees

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:44 PM

Over 1,500 Syrian refugees live in Lebanon's Bar Ilyas, near the border with Syria. There, a Lebanese charity has been providing refugees with the resources to operate their own businesses.

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Egypt: international condemnation over Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

Monday, 18 May 2015 12:10 PM

The sentence of an Egyptian court to "seek the death penalty for ex-President Mohammed Mursi and 106 others has provoked international condemnation.

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Arab coalition resumes Yemen air strikes as truce ends

Monday, 18 May 2015 12:10 PM

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have resumed in Yemen, after a five-day humanitarian ceasefire ended. Yemen's political and tribal figures have been meeting in the Saudi capital to discuss the conflict - but the Houthi rebels didn't take part.

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Palestinians demonstrate and march to mark Nakba Day

Sunday, 17 May 2015 12:28 PM

Palestinians have marked Nakba Day, when the State of Israel was founded in a war in 1948. Demonstrations and marches have been held to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the day.

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Pope Francis and Abbas meet following Palestine treaty

Sunday, 17 May 2015 12:28 PM

The meeting between the two leaders came at a pivotal time. Pope Francis met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday for the first time since the Holy Sea recognized the state of Palestine.


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