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  • DigitalGlobe imagery of the nearly completed construction within the Fiery Cross Reef located in the South China Sea. Fiery Cross is located in the western part of the Spratly Islands group.

    As China seeks to strengthen its control over the South China Sea, a tribunal is about to test Beijing's adherence to international law.

  • *Azerbaijan says will stop fighting in response. BAKU/ YEREVAN, April 3- Azerbaijan said on Sunday it would stop fighting Armenian-backed separatists over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region after two days of clashes, but the other side denounced Baku's gesture as hollow and said violence was continuing. Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies inside Azerbaijan but...

  • *Azerbaijan says will stop fighting in response. YEREVAN, April 3- Azerbaijan said on Sunday it would stop fighting Armenian-backed troops over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region after two days of renewed clashes killed dozens and drew international calls for an immediate ceasefire. Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled by...

  • YEREVAN, April 3- Fighting between Armenian-backed troops and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region flared for a second day on Sunday after clashes killed dozens, drawing international calls for an immediate ceasefire. Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenians, has run its own affairs with heavy...

  • TWO GUARDS KILLED IN ATTACK ON EAST LIBYAN OIL FIELD BY SUSPECTED ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS- GUARDS SPOKESMAN.

  • According to a copy of the decision provided by Vice lawyer Iain MacKinnon, national security reporter Ben Makuch was ordered by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday to surrender his instant messenger chat logs with Farah Shirdon to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Police said last year that they believe Shirdon left Canada in March 2014 to...

  • A boycott by Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently unwilling to join in a U.S.-dominated gathering at a time of increased tensions between Washington and Moscow, adds to doubts that the meeting will yield major results. The absence of Russia, one of the biggest atomic powers, could detract from decisions reached in Washington this week.

  • *Brussels bombers at first eyed nuclear plant- media. PARIS/ FRANKFURT, March 30- Metre-thick concrete walls and 1950 s-style analog control rooms help protect nuclear plants from bomb attacks and computer hackers, but Islamist militants are turning their attention to the atomic industry's weak spots, security experts say. Concerns about nuclear terrorism...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Just as fears of nuclear terrorism are on the rise, President Barack Obama's U.S.-led drive to lock down all vulnerable atomic materials worldwide risks losing momentum. Obama will convene a global summit in Washington this week in the aftermath of deadly militant attacks in Brussels that have fueled concern that Islamic State could...

  • BOGOTA, March 30- Colombia will announce formal peace talks with its second-largest rebel group, a government source told Reuters on Wednesday, moving the nation a step closer to ending a five-decade conflict with leftist guerillas. "The exploratory phase of the talks have finished and they have agreed to begin formal negotiations," the source from Colombia's...

  • Fishing boats set off for the East China Sea from the Shipu port in Ningbo, China.

    Japan is due to switch on a new radar observation station in the East China Sea on Monday, a move that will likely infuriate Beijing.

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    The loss of Palmyra represents one of the biggest setbacks for the ultra-hardline Islamist group since it declared a caliphate in 2014.

  • A view of the ancient town of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Syrian Government's army is fighting with ISIS militants for control of the heritage site.

    Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra on Sunday, state media and a monitoring group said, inflicting a significant defeat on Islamic State.

  • Donald Trump said that if elected, he might halt oil purchases from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies unless they commit troops to fight Islamic State. The New York Times reports.

  • The recapture of Palmyra, which the Islamist militants seized in May 2015, would mark the biggest reversal for Islamic State in Syria since Russia's intervention turned the tide of the five-year conflict in President Bashar al-Assad's favour. The Britain- based Observatory, which monitors the fighting through a network of sources within Syria, reported...

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Travelers passing through New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport this week witnessed a show of force following the Brussels airport attack: U.S. Army soldiers in khaki camouflage bearing assault rifles, police officers in black bullet-proof vests and private security guards directing traffic in neon-yellow vests.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 24- President Barack Obama said the United States was too slow to condemn human rights atrocities during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship as he honored victims of the "Dirty War" on Thursday, but he stopped short of apologizing for Washington's early support for the military junta. "There has been controversy about the policies of the...

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    Donald Trump's comments about NATO highlight why he would be a terrible leader for the US on the world stage, says Erik Brattberg.

  • Belgian troops control a road leading to Zaventem airport following Tuesday's airport bombings in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2016.

    European intelligence and law enforcement agencies are too fragmented to tackle terrorist threats, former U.S. Navy officer Malcolm Nance says.

  • Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic

    Radovan Karadzic sentenced to 40 years in jail by U.N. judges for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and of nine other war crimes charges.