President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during a surprise visit to the war-torn country.
Putin orders partial Russia troop withdrawal from Syria
Thousands of Romanians resumed protests in Bucharest and cities across the Black Sea nation, demanding the ruling party scrap a judicial overhaul that’s been criticized for its potentially damaging effects on anti-corruption efforts.
Romanians flood streets to protest latest court reforms
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for a year, arguing that Daesh terrorists have been regrouping since a five-month urban conflict ended there in October.
Duterte seeking to extend martial law in Philippine south
The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Monday it would refer Jordan to the UN Security Council for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited Amman in March.
ICC reports Jordan to UN Security Council for not arresting Sudan’s Bashir
The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.
Rape of Rohingya women sweeping, methodical
Thousands of people rallied Sunday in central Kiev to demand the release of detained former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili and the impeachment of his rival, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Thousands call for Saakashvili release in Ukraine
The Syrian government’s delegation returned to Geneva in a bid to resume the UN-organized peace talks for Syria with the representatives of the foreign-backed opposition groups, more than a week after Damascus left the negotiations, arguing that the other side had made the road to peace impassable.
Syrian gov’t delegation returns to Geneva peace talks
The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday, Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force said, as tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula.
US, Japan, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill
A Bahraini delegation arrived in Israel with a message from the country's king, in the latest instance of warming ties between the two sides, The Times of Israel reported.
Paper: Bahraini king sends delegation to Israel
New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories.
New protests flare over Trump's Beit-ul-Moqaddas declaration

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