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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal after long dispute
Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday, ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the war-weary nation's history.
Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.
49 Turkish hostages of Islamic State released, circumstances still unclear
Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Yemeni Shiite rebels agreed Friday to stop fighting Islamists and troops north of Sanaa which has killed dozens this week, in their campaign for a new government and greater political clout.
Friday, September 19, 2014
The Islamic State (IS) group poses a smaller global threat than al-Qaida despite its recent beheadings of three Westerners, although battle-hardened fighters returning home remain a concern, analysts said on Thursday.
A professor of Islam known for his liberal religious views was shot dead in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Thursday, officials said, two years after he was labeled an “apostate” in a text message campaign.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Baghdad explosion turns a wedding into time to mourn
Raghda Yaqub was just days away from marriage, but a bombing in east Baghdad meant the 24-year-old Iraqi was buried wearing her wedding dress instead.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Gaza children return to school in wake of deadly conflict
Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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