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Thai demonstrators storm army HQ, promise bigger protest SundayThai protesters briefly stormed the army’s headquarters in Bangkok on Friday and called on the military to help oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, just as it had toppled her brother in a 2006 coup.
Iran ready to halt N-weapon plan Iran and six world powers meeting in Geneva on Sunday reached a deal that temporarily freezes Tehran’s nuclear programme and marks a historic first step toward a more permanent agreement.
Libya losing its grip on security; civilians battling militants for controlLibya’s deteriorating security was evident Monday when troops and armed civilians in Benghazi clashed with members of a militant group blamed for the attack last year that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.
Central African Republic negotiating for surrender of warlord KonyThe Central African Republic says it is negotiating the surrender of warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who is the subject of a U.S.-aided manhunt, but the Obama administration said Thursday it has “little reason to believe” the Ugandan rebel is part of the talks.
Spare a thought for the homeless As the international community sets the stage for Geneva 2 -- an optimistic, and some have even suggested unrealistic attempt to end Syria’s nearly 3-year-old civil war -- spare a thought for the millions of Syrians who live day in and day out with the horrors of the conflict.
Terrorists slaughter African elephants, use ivory to finance operationsA growing number of terrorist groups in Africa are turning to the illegal trade of elephant tusks to finance their operations, cashing in on a massive demand for ivory spurred by a burgeoning, wealthier middle class in Asia.
Debris, destruction in Philippines slow flow of aidFood, water and medical supplies trickled into hard-hit areas of the Philippines on Tuesday, as the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier group to lend aid and the U.N. appealed for $301 million in emergency assistance to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 2,000 people.
Pakistani Taliban chose Malala plotter as new leaderPakistani Taliban militants have named a hard-liner opposed to peace talks and linked to the shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl as successor to their leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week.
Syrian war refugees find crowds, crime, contagion at campsKilian Kleinschmidt, a hardened veteran of international humanitarian crises, finds it too painful to listen to the stories of death and destruction from refugees fleeing Syria’s relentless civil war, as they flood across the border to a crowded camp in northern Jordan.
Iraq needs help Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki traveled to Washington this week with a stark message: the war against al Qaeda is not over and the U.S. must help fight it. Every day brings grim headlines from Iraq.