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Cold Warrior Elliott Abrams returns to battle in Venezuela | US & Canada

Shortly after right-wing figure Juan Guaido auto-proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela in January - to the immediate applause of US President Donald Trump - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the appointment of a special envoy...

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni quits politics | Israel News

One of Israel's most prominent politicians, former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, said on Monday she was leaving politics after two decades and warned "democracy is in danger". A former peace negotiator with the Palestinians, Livni won recognition abroad for...

Burden of victory: What should happen to European ISIL prisoners? | Syria News

In a tiny sliver of land along the Euphrates River in northern Syria, about 300 battle-hardened ISIL fighters are making a last stand, with just a "few days" remaining for the group's total military defeat, according to US-backed...

The Salman Rushdie affair: Thirty years and a novelist later | Iran

Who still remembers, or cares to remember, or cares at all about the "Salman Rushdie affair"?     Thirty years ago, on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1989, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, then the supreme leader of Iran, issued a religious...

Downing Street snubs Trumps’ demands that Britain should take back ISIS fighters and jihadi...

PM Theresa May has rejected a call from Donald Trump for the UK to take back British extremists who have fought with ISIS. The US President said European countries including the UK should repatriate more than 800 captured jihadi...

Jeremy Corbyn warned by Labour deputy to reshuffle Shadow Cabinet or face bigger walkout

JEREMY Corbyn was told to reshuffle his Shadow Cabinet or face an even bigger walkout in a blistering attack from his own Deputy. In an astonishing blast, Tom Watson also said he would be working to develop his own...

World’s most expensive painting costing £342million ‘by Leonardo da Vinci’ could be FAKE, experts...

A MASTERPIECE by Leonardo da Vinci which is the world’s most expensive painting is a fake, a leading art expert has claimed. The Salvator Mundi ­- a depiction of Christ as the “Saviour of the World” - sold for...

Violence breeds more violence in Kashmir | India

On February 14, 2019, a four-wheel drive loaded with 200kg of explosives rammed into a convoy of Indian armed forces in the Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir. More than 40 soldiers were killed in the blast and many...

Australia’s offshore refugee policy has failed | Refugees

Conducting Amnesty International's investigation on Nauru, one of the island nations where Australia sends its unwanted refugees, I felt furious and desperate. I was furious to see hundreds of women, men and children subjected to physical and psychological harm...

‘What are unicorns?’: Indonesia candidate stumbles on tech jargon | Indonesia News

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has faltered during the second presidential debate ahead of the country's April elections when his opponent, incumbent President Joko Widodo, used tech jargon in a question. In the televised event on Sunday night, Joko asked Prabowo...

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