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UN court to rule on fate of Croatia's 'war hero'
UN court to rule on fate of Croatia's 'war hero'

The UN Yugoslav war crimes court rules Friday on the appeal of Croatian ex-general Ante Gotovina.

UN court to rule on fate of Croatia's 'war hero'
Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections
Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections

Sierra Leoneans voted Saturday in general elections as the west African country continues to recover from a brutal civil war while beginning to reap the benefits of a mining boom.

Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections
France proposes defensive weapons for Syria rebels
France proposes defensive weapons for Syria rebels

France raised the prospect of providing Syria's rebels with defensive weapons as Turkey joined it.

France proposes defensive weapons for Syria rebels
Stung by shock Israel hit, Hamas response may be limited
Stung by shock Israel hit, Hamas response may be limited

Israel's surprise hit on Hamas's top military commander in Gaza may have enraged the enclave's Islamist rulers, but analysts said it was unlikely the movement would respond in a way which would lead to all-out war.

Stung by shock Israel hit, Hamas response may be limited
Sierra Leone to vote in litmus test for post-war democracy
Sierra Leone to vote in litmus test for post-war democracy

Sierra Leoneans vote on Saturday in the country's third election since the end of a brutal civil war, a high-stakes poll billed as a litmus test of the mineral-rich nation's democratic credentials.

Sierra Leone to vote in litmus test for post-war democracy
Arab and LatAm leaders agree to investment bank
Arab and LatAm leaders agree to investment bank

Latin American and Arab leaders agreed to form a joint investment bank during a summit in Peru at which they also discussed the increasingly bloody civil war in Syria.

Arab and LatAm leaders agree to investment bank
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN

US President Barack Obama will lead Western demands for action on the Syrian civil war at the start of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Photo courtesy mittromneycentral.com
Afghan war forgotten again in White House race

America's "forgotten war" in Afghanistan, is missing in action again, squeezed out of the campaign narrative as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duel for the White House.

Afghan war forgotten again in White House race
Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary
Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary

Thousands of anti-Japan protesters rallied across China over a territorial row on Tuesday, a key historical anniversary, as Japanese firms including car giant Toyota shut or scaled back production.

Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary
 Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs
Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced hope Saturday that the US Congress would act this month to end Cold War-era trade restrictions on Russia but also raised concerns on human rights.

Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev. ©RIA Novosti
Armenia 'ready for war' after Azerbaijan axe-killer pardon

Armenia warned Azerbaijan it was ready for war as tensions soared Monday between the ex-Soviet foes after Baku pardoned and promoted an Azerbaijani officer who axed an Armenian soldier to death.

Armenia 'ready for war' after Azerbaijan axe-killer pardon
Vietnam, US begin historic Agent Orange cleanup
Vietnam, US begin historic Agent Orange cleanup

From deformed infants to grandparents with cancer, families near Vietnam's Danang Airbase have long blamed the toxic legacy of war for their ills.

Vietnam, US begin historic Agent Orange cleanup
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Guardian Council head Ayatollah Ahmad Janati and former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. ©REUTERS/Caren Firouz
'This is war': Iran feels impact of sanctions

Iran is being hit by a "war" on its economy, according to officials facing tightened US sanctions and renewed Israeli threats of imminent military action over Tehran's nuclear activities.

'This is war': Iran feels impact of sanctions
As end of transition nears, Somalis pray for peace
As end of transition nears, Somalis pray for peace

Sitting outside a dilapidated building in Mogadishu's heavily fortified government area, Ali Hussein waves his hand dismissively at talk of Somalia's notoriously fractious political elite.

As end of transition nears, Somalis pray for peace
Armenia-Azerbaijan time bomb ticks down in Karabakh
Armenia-Azerbaijan time bomb ticks down in Karabakh

Only the wind is heard rustling the wheat fields at the Karabakh frontline, but the silence is deceptive -- the soldiers lined along the Mardakert Heights know that shooting can start at any time.

Armenia-Azerbaijan time bomb ticks down in Karabakh
Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt. ©REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Google chief declares war on 'illicit networks'

Google chief Eric Schmidt declared war on international criminals Tuesday, vowing to harness technology to battle "illicit networks" around the world.

Google chief declares war on 'illicit networks'
South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar. ©REUTERS/Mike Segar
Conflict, economic woes, in tough first year for South Sudan

The world's youngest nation South Sudan has had a rough first year: border wars with the North, internal violence and shutdown of the oil production its economy depends on.

Conflict, economic woes, in tough first year for South Sudan
Natural riches at heart of Myanmar civil war
Natural riches at heart of Myanmar civil war

Poring over pictures of bullet-riddled bodies and charred villages, peace mediators say Myanmar's far north is writhing in the grip of a "resource war" with no end in sight.

Natural riches at heart of Myanmar civil war
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ©REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Where is Kazakhstan? is a good question... Where is Berlin? is a better one

See Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, try to answer it.

Where is Kazakhstan? is a good question... Where is Berlin? is a better one
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VIDEO: Englishman in Shymkent with May 9 war song

Kazakhstan singer Luina and Italian singer Son Pascal known in Kazakhstan for his Englishman in Shymkent clip have made a video timed to the Victory Day.

VIDEO: Englishman in Shymkent with May 9 war song