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May 30 2017


Second deadly blast strikes Baghdad in 24 hours

At least seven killed at Al-Shahada Bridge following ISIL-claimed attack hours earlier that left 15 dead in Karrada.

Israel 'turns a blind eye' to Gaza's drug influx

Narcotics, including cannabis, have flooded into Gaza in unprecedented quantities in recent months, police say.

One scientist's race to build a Peace Machine

Can one man with terminal cancer complete his mission to use artificial intelligence to solve disputes before he dies?

Bangladesh: At least 350,000 evacuated as cyclone hits

Authorities move people out from low-lying areas as Cyclone Mora lashes southeastern coast with heavy rains and winds.

Manuel Noriega, former ruler of Panama, dies at 83

Former ruler of Panama was held in medically induced coma after brain surgery in March.
North Korea warns of 'bigger gift package' for U.S. after latest test

Theresa May Doesn’t Crack and Jeremy Corbyn Keeps His Cool in U.K. Debate

The prime minister did not sustain further political damage, but she did not banish doubts about her leadership that were raised by a policy reversal last week.

Sisi Enacts Law That Severely Restricts Aid Groups in Egypt

The move by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stoked fears that his government intends to accelerate its harsh crackdown on human rights activists.

Car bombing in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 22

Blast hits popular ice cream shop in the capital after Iraqis broke their Ramadan fast.

May 29 2017


Moscow: 11 killed, dozens hurt in powerful storm

Many trees uprooted and debris sent flying dangerously as severe winds whip the Russian capital.

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for apology to natives

Reconciliation with indigenous people necessary for healing after 'residential school' horrors, Justin Trudeau says.

Egypt's Sisi approves controversial NGO law

The bill restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms for non-compliance.

Amnesty condemns activist deportation to Saudi Arabia

Qatar said the deportation took place on May 24 and was based on legal procedures and regional agreements.

Chemical weapons a red line in Syria, says Macron

Meeting Putin in Paris, Macron also said France and Russia should cooperate to 'eradicate terrorist groups' in Syria

Trump 'weakened' West, hurt EU interests: German FM

US' unilateral moves are putting peace in Europe in jeopardy, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says.

Emmanuel Macron Challenges Putin on Syria and Gay Rights

France’s newly elected president said that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “red line,” and that the punishment of gay men in Chechnya would be monitored.

Moldova expels five Russian diplomats

The Russian ambassador to Moldova confirms the expulsions, but neither side gives reasons behind the move.

UAE's Enoc pays Iran $4 billion in oil dues

Emirates National Oil Company has paid dues as part of its debts owed to Iran for pre-sanction oil and gas purchases.

Morocco arrests Rif protest leader Nasser Zefzafi

Police probes detained Nasser Zefzafi for "undermining the security of the state" and other criminal acts.

South Africa's Zuma survives renewed calls to resign

The ruling ANC party sticks with the South African president, but admits support is 'drifting away' from their movement.
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