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China, US settle row over blind dissident Chen Guangcheng

China and the US on Friday appeared to have found a way out of a messy diplomatic row, with Beijing agreeing to let a blind Chinese dissident at the centre of the crisis to leave the country and Washi

Deadly clashes as veteran peacekeeper heads for Syria


Deadly clashes broke out between deserters and Syrian government forces on Saturday as a veteran Norwegian peacekeeper headed to Damascus to take charge of a UN mission overseeing a troubled truce.


Clashes in Bangladesh over missing opposition leader


One demonstrator was killed and more than 20 police injured in Bangladesh on Monday as officers fought to control a crowd of 10,000 people protesting over the disappearance of opposition leader Ilias

Bahrain F1 race goes ahead despite violence


Race day of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix was set to go ahead on Sunday despite pressure for the event to be cancelled over violence that has killed one person in the Gulf kingdom.

King Hamad an

Dead man found after Bahrain protest: Opposition


A dead man's body was found in a Shiite village where Bahraini security forces put down an overnight protest, Bahrain's largest Shiite opposition bloc Al-Wefaq said on Saturday.

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US says may not allow renewal of UN mission in Syria

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The United States may not allow the renewal of the UN ceasefire monitoring mission in Syria after the first 90 days, the US ambassador warned on Saturday.

"Our patience is exhausted. No one should as

Clashes, tight security ahead of Bahrain F1 practice


Clashes between security forces and protesters left several people wounded across Bahrain's Shiite villages ahead of its controversial Grand Prix as authorities beefed up security for the first practi

Thousands protest against military rule in Egypt

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Cairo's downtown Tahrir Square, demanding that Egypt's ruling military council hand over power to civilians.

Rival political parties of Islamists and liberal

Shiv Sena activists held protests at The Week's Mumbai office

Shiv Sena activists accompanied by some former employees of 'The Week' on Thursday held protests at the office of the news magazine in suburban Lower Parel, police said.

Around 20 people barged into

Syria signs protocol for UN observer mission


Syria on Thursday signed a preliminary accord outlining a protocol for a UN mission to monitor a fragile week-old ceasefire in the strife-torn country, the two sides announced.

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