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Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland

Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence.

Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
The wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Pearl Harbor. Photo courtesy of Akie Abe's Facebook
Japan's first lady visits Pearl Harbor

The wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Pearl Harbor, bombed by Japanese planes nearly 75 years ago.

Japan's first lady visits Pearl Harbor
Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base
Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base

Russian warplanes on Tuesday flew a bombing run from an Iranian airstrip against jihadist groups in war-torn Syria.

Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo courtesy of tccb.gov.tr
Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up

Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold their first meeting after Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.

Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up
IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts
IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts

Not all jihadists are psychopaths, and not all psychopaths turn violent.

IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts
Germany puts refugees to work... for one euro
Germany puts refugees to work... for one euro

With a spoon and spatula in hand an Iraqi refugee lifts the lid on a large pot filled with goulash and potatoes as he begins his shift.

Germany puts refugees to work... for one euro
Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration
Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration

Militants inspired by the Islamic State group's ideology are seeking to benefit from the desperation of young Palestinians to strengthen their foothold in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives

In a move which could lead to continental price wars and reduce Russian market domination, the first shipment of US natural gas to the European Union arrived.

First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
Oil pipes. ©REUTERS / Sergei Karpukhin
Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk intends to introduce a ban on oil product imports from Russia.

Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war
France PM warns extreme Islam winning the propaganda war
France PM warns extreme Islam winning the propaganda war

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said extreme forms of Islam were winning the propaganda war for hearts and minds.

France PM warns extreme Islam winning the propaganda war
Six children killed, maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi air strikes began: UN
Six children killed, maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi air strikes began: UN

Six children have been killed or maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began a year ago, the UN said Tuesday, warning the conflict was taking a horrifying toll on the country's youth.

Six children killed, maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi air strikes began: UN
Moscow begins withdrawal of military equipment from Syria
Moscow begins withdrawal of military equipment from Syria

Russia has begun to withdraw military equipment from Syria, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Moscow begins withdrawal of military equipment from Syria
Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning
Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning

Iran fired two more long-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday as it continued military tests in defiance of US sanctions and fresh warnings from Washington.

Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning
Israel army to return Palestinian land after decades
Israel army to return Palestinian land after decades

The Israeli army is to return West Bank land it requisitioned nearly 40 years ago to its Palestinian owners.

Israel army to return Palestinian land after decades
EU's Tusk defends use of barbed wire against migrants
EU's Tusk defends use of barbed wire against migrants

EU president Donald Tusk defended the use of barbed-wire fences against migrants.

EU's Tusk defends use of barbed wire against migrants
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war

Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.

Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

Moscow warned Washington that deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.

Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea
Photo courtesty of tribune.com.pk
Saudi police arrest 33 'terror' suspects, including one Kazakh

Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens and one Kazakhstani among 33 'terror' suspects.

Saudi police arrest 33 'terror' suspects, including one Kazakh
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Kazakhstan condemns North Korea's nuclear test

Kazakhstan denounced North Korea’s test of hydrogen bomb and violation of UN Security Council’s nonproliferation resolutions.

Kazakhstan condemns North Korea's nuclear test
Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?
Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?

North Korea said it had successfully tested a miniature hydrogen bomb. If confirmed, this would place it among a small group of countries with such dangerous weapons.

Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?