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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The last of Syria’s acknowledged stockpile of chemical weapons has been handed over to Western governments for destruction, the organization charged with overseeing the elimination of such weapons said Monday. The final eight percent of the...
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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The last of Syria’s acknowledged stockpile of chemical weapons has been handed over to Western governments for destruction, the organization charged with overseeing the elimination of such weapons said Monday. The final eight percent of the...
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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The organization charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons program says the last of the country’s acknowledged stockpile has been handed over. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons director general...
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Afghanistan’s chief electoral officer resigns

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief electoral officer resigned Monday in a bid to resolve a political crisis over allegations of massive fraud in the runoff presidential vote earlier this month. Zia ul-Haq Amarkhail told reporters Monday that he denies any...
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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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EU ministers: Sanctions if Russia won’t cooperate

British Foreign Secretary William Hague addressees the media upon arrival at the EU foreign ministers council at the European Council headquarters in Luxembourg city, Luxembourg, Monday, June 23, 2014. EU foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Ukraine and Iraq. (AP...
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Activists: Israeli air raids kill 10 Syrian troops

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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Malaysia’s top court: ‘Allah’ for Muslims only

A Muslim man prays during a protest outside the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, June 23, 2014. The Federal Court on Monday refused to grant leave to hear the appeal by the Catholic church over the word Allah in its newspaper. (AP...
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EU ministers: Sanctions if Russia won’t cooperate

British Foreign Secretary William Hague addressees the media upon arrival at the EU foreign ministers council at the European Council headquarters in Luxembourg city, Luxembourg, Monday, June 23, 2014. EU foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Ukraine and Iraq. (AP...
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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

FILE – In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, from left, Mohammed Fahmy, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief of Al-Jazeera, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed appear in a defendant’s cage along with several other...