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NIAMEY, Niger, May 24 (UPI) -- The jihadist alliance in North Africa has widened its war with attacks in Niger demonstrating the militants are able to causing mayhem across the region.
LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- A British government investigation into claims that Iraqi civilians were abused by British forces fell short of expectations, a court said.
ANKARA, Turkey, May 24 (UPI) -- As widely expected, Turkey's ban on late-night alcohol sales sent mixed signals about its perceived link to the politics of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- The work of a U.N. intervention brigade in DRC may encourage stability though there are growing concerns about renewed fighting, a British minister said.
WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's claims that al-Qaida forces are on the run are in contrast to real-world developments, his critics said.
TOKYO, May 24 (UPI) -- The Japanese government needs to ensure it's getting a return on its investments in Myanmar by making human rights a priority, Human Rights Watch said.
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, May 24 (UPI) -- There's a space for democracy and freedom of expression in Kyrgyzstan but there are underlying concerns about discrimination, a U.N. envoy said.
TEHRAN, May 24 (UPI) -- Claims that Iran is directly involved in the military campaign in Syria are part of a smear campaign, a foreign ministry spokesman said.
SEOUL, May 24 (UPI) -- The South Korean government is examining a proposal from North Korea to resume annual rapprochement celebrations, a spokesman said Friday.
MOSCOW, May 24 (UPI) -- A Moscow court said Friday the March inspection of civil organization Memorial Human Rights Center was conducted legally.
JERUSALEM, May 24 (UPI) -- Leadership on all sides is needed to find an enduring solution to the crisis between Israelis and Palestinians, the British foreign secretary said Friday.
ANKARA, Turkey, May 24 (UPI) -- The Turkish Justice Ministry said Friday there were no plans to send additional inmates to the island prison housing jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 24 (UPI) -- Malaysia's deputy prime minister said there was no government interference in the case and arrest of three opposition leaders and an activist this week.
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 23 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is grappling with embarrassing shortages of consumer goods, in some cases rated to be worse than under Hugo Chavez.
LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Forced confessions put "possibly hundreds" of people on death row in Iraq, Amnesty International reports.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 23 (UPI) -- Civilians in parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are caught in the crossfire between rebel and government forces, the international Red Cross said.
SEOUL, May 23 (UPI) -- South Korean authorities said they received a faxed statement from North Korea proposing joint activities to mark the anniversary of a cooperation agreement.
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 23 (UPI) -- Israel's air force commander warned that his squadrons could be in a "surprise war" with Syria as Russia bolsters the Damascus regime with new missiles.
BRUSSELS, May 23 (UPI) -- European lawmakers said Thursday a political solution to the conflict was the preferred way to end the civil war in Syria.
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 (UPI) -- Kenyan authorities are suspected of trying to cover up alleged police shootings of protesters during an election rally in March, Human Rights Watch said.
TEHRAN, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. statements on the Iranian election process show a profound misunderstanding of the country's political system, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
BAMAKO, Mali, May 23 (UPI) -- An anti-land mine advocacy group said it would work with a U.N. stabilization mission in Mali to clear unexploded ordnance from the country.
MOSCOW, May 23 (UPI) -- Russian police said Thursday they arrested a Moscow leader of the opposition Left Front movement and raided a bodyguard for party chief Sergei Udaltsov.
NIAMEY, Niger, May 23 (UPI) -- Security officials in Niger are on the lookout for assailants tied to the bombing Thursday of a military camp, Niger Defense Minister Mahamadou Karidjo said.
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Authorities in Georgia are called on to ensure charges against former government officials aren't politically motivated, the U.S. State Department said.
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