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UN ends Haiti peacekeeping operations, urges end to crisis

UN ends Haiti peacekeeping operations, urges end to crisis

The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes.
  • US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north

    The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters, accusing its NATO partner of putting civilians at risk and allowing the release of Islamic State extremists.
  • Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion

     Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northeastern Syria, including the flashpoint region of Manbij, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region began t ...
  • Russia, Saudi Arabia seal key oil deal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a key deal   with Saudi Arabia during a key visit for an OPEC+ grouping aimed at stabilising global oil prices and seeking to calm regional tensions with Iran.

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Africa

Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea Rwanda welcomes first group of African refugees from Libya Zimbabwe's leader calls for end to US, EU sanctions Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths US says airstrike against IS in Libya kills 8

Middle East

US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion Russia, Saudi Arabia seal key oil deal Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish offensive in Syria IS supporters escape as Turkish troops near key Syrian town US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat

Europe

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders for independence bid Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish offensive in Syria Two killed in anti-Semitic attack in Germany Europeans fear IS comeback after Trump pullback from Syria Tens of thousands march for independence in Scottish capital UK calls for 'intensive negotiations' on new Brexit plans

Asia - Pacific

One killed in Japan as typhoon approaches capital, millions advised to evacuate North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies Security Council expected to hold talks on N.Korea test Hong Kong crisis threatens to spoil China's 70th party Children in Australia, Pacific launch global climate strike South Korea confirms first swine fever outbreak

US & Canada

US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north Europeans fear IS comeback after Trump pullback from Syria North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies

Latin America & Caribbean

UN ends Haiti peacekeeping operations, urges end to crisis UN calls for calm in Haiti as new protest looms US sanctions Italy, Panama and Colombia firms over Venezuela ties

South Asia

UN says US strikes cause civilian casualties in Afghanistan Taliban co-founder heads to Pakistan as US envoy visits At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S.-backed Afghan army raid

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