The trips, conducted in secrecy, were made as part of a swing through the Middle East and South Asia.

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Deputy editor Tanya Felgengauer was cut in the neck and arms. Her boss at Echo of Moscow said attacks on journalists in Russia have been “spreading like a plague.”

Turnout, possibly hurt by bad weather, was only marginally above a record low in 2014.

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He patted a man’s butt in Dubai and faced months in prison — until a royal pardon freed him

Jamie Harron was trying to stop his drink from spilling. Now he is the subject of the latest anecdote illustrating just how different things are in Dubai.

The U.S. invited Indonesia’s military chief to visit — then denied him entry

Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo was scheduled to attend a conference in Washington on countering violent extremism.

Czech president waves mock rifle ‘at journalists’ during news conference

Human rights groups swiftly condemned the barely veiled threat, part of the president’s long running war with the media.

Colombians are discovering hipster-quality java, after years of exporting their finest beans.

The seizure of the al-Omar oil field accelerates a race for control of the last Islamic State territories between U.S.-allied forces and those of Syria, Russia and Iran.

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Some accused the government of not doing enough to prevent the attacks; others cited a shift in strategy by the Taliban.

The Afghan Premier League’s outdoor games offer “a fresh kind of hope” for a nation long plagued by war and terrorism.

In a landmark move, top ministers called for a new round of elections “in a climate of normality” within six months in the restive region.

The attack was one of the deadliest against security forces by militants this year.

The explosions caused no injuries or damage, but woke a neighborhood of foreign diplomats and expatriates on edge after a spate of suicide bomb attacks in the country.

Hundreds killed, 100,000 displaced by clashes between Oromos and Somalis in a largely hidden war.

The suspected suicide bombings are the latest in a series of deadly attacks in Afghanistan this week.

The leader’s decision to go ahead with the vote despite regional and U.S. opposition “was a miscalculation,” a veteran Kurdish politician says.

Combat operations concluded, and efforts now turn to rebuilding the Syrian city that once served as the de facto capital of ISIS.

Friday’s battle marked the heaviest fighting between the two sides since the Iraqi military launched a campaign to reclaim areas it lost in 2014.

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Hundreds of people attended a Mass in Malta to celebrate an investigative journalist who was killed by a car bomb, and the archbishop prayed Monday that the nation would seek to promote a culture of “integrity and honesty.”

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Argentine President Mauricio Macri says he will seek more sweeping reforms for Argentina after his governing coalition scored a resounding victory in congressional elections.

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A Canadian man’s decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public.

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Moroccan authorities say they have arrested six people suspected of being involved in the “terrorist plans” of an extremist cell allegedly linked to the Islamic State group.

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The rallying cry erupted, almost precisely, after 17 minutes and 14 seconds of soccer in the match between Barcelona and Malaga.

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the re-run of the presidential election must go ahead as planned on Thursday, despite the chief electoral officer’s recent statement that he cannot guarantee that the polls would be credible.

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