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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

In this Tuesday, May 13, 2014 file photo, signs reading “Toxic” are seen on the containers carrying Syria’s dangerous chemical weapons aboard the Danish cargo ship, Ark Futura, transporting the chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, in Cyprus coastal...
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Ukraine rebels: We will honor the cease-fire

A girl says goodbye to her friend, a volunteer, before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion “Azov”, during a ceremony to take the oath of allegiance to Ukraine, in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei...
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Iraq upheaval threatens oil development plans

FILE – In this file photo of Friday, July 17, 2009, an Iraqi worker operates valves at the Nahran Omar oil refinery in Zubair near the city of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The turmoil in Iraq has thrown the OPEC member’s ambitious...
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Syria: 4 killed, 9 wounded in Israeli airstrikes

Israeli soldiers load shells in their tank following the first death on the Israeli side of the Golan since the Syrian civil war erupted more than three years ago, near the Israeli village of Alonei Habashan, in the area of Tel Hazeka, close to the Quneitra border crossing in the...
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Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club on ‘Adios Tour’

Jesus Aguaje Ramos, director and musician of the Cuban band, Buena Vista Social Club poses for a picture at his home in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The band will embark in its farewell tour around the world with a series of concerts that will start next week, the first...
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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

From left, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief of Al-Jazeera Mohamed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, appear in a defendant’s cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 23, 2014. An Egyptian court on Monday...
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Afghanistan’s chief electoral officer resigns

Afghanistan’s presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, center, leaves after a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 23, 2014. Afghanistan’s chief electoral officer resigned Monday in a bid to resolve a political crisis over allegations of massive fraud...
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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

In this Tuesday, May 13, 2014 file photo, signs reading “Toxic” are seen on the containers carrying Syria’s dangerous chemical weapons aboard the Danish cargo ship, Ark Futura, transporting the chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, in Cyprus coastal...
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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

From left, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief of Al-Jazeera Mohamed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, appear in a defendant’s cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 23, 2014. An Egyptian court on Monday...

Sudan to release woman on death row for apostasy

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese woman on death row for apostasy had her sentence canceled and was ordered released by a Khartoum court on Monday, the country’s official news agency reported. SUNA said the Court of Cassation canceled the death sentence against...