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Gambia’s defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

BANJUL, Gambia — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and...
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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council said Friday it looks forward to upcoming talks on Syria in Kazakhstan as "an important step" ahead...
Officials: Mexican activist had fled, shot when he returned

MEXICO CITY — Human rights officials said Friday an indigenous environmentalist leader shot to death over the weekend had fled his community almost 10...
UN rights envoy slams Myanmar on military’s actions

YANGON, Myanmar — A U.N. human rights envoy on Friday ended a 12-day visit to Myanmar with a bleak evaluation of the government's ability...
UNESCO: 30 percent of Aleppo’s ancient city destroyed

PARIS — UNESCO says about a third of the ancient city of Aleppo has been destroyed during the war in Syria. ...
IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

BEIRUT — Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic...
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UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is alarmed at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and...
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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday expressing "full support" to Gambia's new President Adama Barrow and calling on...
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NICOSIA, Cyprus — A United Nations envoy says diplomats meeting at a Swiss resort to figure out if differences are bridgeable in a deal...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Iran's foreign minister said Thursday his country isn't worried and has options if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump ditches a nuclear...

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