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UN fund pays $990m in Kuwait compensation

A United Nations panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait has paid out another $990 million. The payment on Thursday by the UN Compensation Commission brings the total amount paid so far to the … Continue reading

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Move to curb foreign fighters in Syria

Delegates from several European countries and the United States, Turkey, Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia are to meet next month to discuss ways to stop young fighters from leaving their countries to join rebel groups in Syria, Belgium says. Joelle Milquet, Belgium’s … Continue reading

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Russian jets hold drills near Ukraine border

The Russian military has conducted fighter-jet drills in the southwestern Krasnodar region, close to Ukrainian territory. The southern military district’s Sukhoi-25 fighter jets on Thursday held drills in overcoming enemy missile defence and firing at land targets. The Kremlin ordered … Continue reading

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Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians

The Israeli government has decided to halt peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a new unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions. The decision appears to end a nine-month peace initiative by US Secretary of State John Kerry. The … Continue reading

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US medics killed in Kabul attack

24 April 2014 Last updated at 12:56 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Bilal Sarwary said the attack was a “blow to the confidence of foreign aid workers” Three Americans have been shot dead by … Continue reading

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Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

24 April 2014 Last updated at 13:54 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Steve Evans says Mr Ecclestone seemed “pretty chipper” Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has denied bribery charges at the start of his … Continue reading

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New Russia drills after Ukraine raid

24 April 2014 Last updated at 19:03 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Oleg Boldyrev reports from the scene of the operation near Sloviansk Russia has ordered new military exercises on its border with Ukraine in response … Continue reading

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Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact

24 April 2014 Last updated at 20:58 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Benjamin Netanyahu: “He can have peace with Israel or a pact with Hamas – he can’t have both” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas must abandon … Continue reading

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Pakistan jets attack rebel border bases

“After the jets, Pakistan army ground forces also launched operations in the area,” he said. 245 Article source: Article Source

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US: Russia failing to abide by Ukraine deal

The US president has said Russia has failed to abide by the spirit of a deal to ease tensions in Ukraine, and that new sanctions against Moscow were being “teed up”. On Thursday, Barack Obama said that “malicious, armed men” … Continue reading

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