Sri Lanka has not had a history of Islamist extremism. If anything, the nation’s Muslim minority has faced harassment from the Buddhist majority in recent times.
After the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were accused of backing counterrevolutions to restore order in Sudan.
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After unilaterally withdrawing from the nuclear deal, the United States placed sweeping sanctions on Iranian officials and sectors of the country’s economy. Now, it’s raising the stakes for other major powers.
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Ahead of President Trump’s controversial state visit to Britain, protesters have vowed to bring back the massive balloon as a clear message that he is not welcome.
As the last of the Maduro administration’s diplomats prepared in recent weeks to leave the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, pro-Maduro staff have given access cards to activists from various left-wing groups such as Code Pink.

The nine suicide bombers included two brothers. 

Officials said the nine alleged perpetrators, including one woman, came from upper- and middle-class backgrounds.

Mosques flew white flags and posted banners with messages of condolence for the victims of the bombings, in which more than 350 were killed. 

The 29-year-old journalist was shot by a dissident republican.


The U.N. wanted to end sexual violence in war. Then the Trump administration had objections.

On Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council was able to pass only a watered-down resolution to end sexual violence in conflict. European allies are furious.

The Justice Department’s indictment links the alleged theft to China’s global commercial ambitions.

Kenneth may become the second Category 2-strength storm to hit Mozambique in the same year. This hasn't happened before.

A new U.N. report makes clear that the lack of connectivity among those displaced from their homes, and often their countries, is particularly acute.

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Some of Beijing’s space goals are of limited strategic or economic value.

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This has been the world’s biggest ‘deliberative democracy’ exercise to date.

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This is the first time the North Korean leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet, but no major agreements are expected. 

Judges in several countries have ruled against governments or corporations, contributing to a growing consensus on the urgency of global warming.

It has not responded consistently to unconstitutional changes in government.

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Anti-Beijing sentiment is still brewing five years after the mass protest.

The suspected suicide bombers had pledged loyalty to the Islamic State, which praised the attacks.

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Mexican police raids that grabbed up hundreds of migrants has dissolved a caravan of some 3,000 Central Americans, leading them to look for other ways to try to get north, including hitching a ride on a freight train known as “The Beast”

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A 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy says hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities already “were forgotten in times of peace” — and they “remain invisible” in her country’s long war, struggling to survive

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Sudan’s ruling military council says three of its members have resigned amid heightened tensions with the organizers of protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after three decades in power

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Guatemala’s electoral court has annulled the candidacy of a presidential hopeful arrested in the U.S. last week and accused of ties to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel

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Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians are gathering outside Brazilian Congress for an annual three-day campout protest known as the Free Land Encampment

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Nicaragua’s leading business association says that the country’s economy is in “free fall” a year after anti-government protests were violently repressed by the government and its supporters

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