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Hong Kong gov't to open talks with democracy protesters next week

Hong Kong gov

Hong Kong's embattled government said it will open talks with student demonstrators Tuesday, after three nights of violent clashes between police and protesters who have paralyzed parts of the city with mass pro-democracy rallies

Australia to support Iraq in battle with ISIL

Australia to support Iraq in battle with ISIL

Australia will lend 'necessary support' to the Iraqi government to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, or the ISIL and other terror groups, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Saturday

Donetsk, Luhansk reject Poroshenko's law

Donetsk, Luhansk reject Poroshenko

Pro-Russian separatists in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics in eastern Ukraine have refused to recognize a law signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko which grants special status to local authorities, official separatist sources have said

EU steps up fight against human trafficking

EU steps up fight against human trafficking

EU member states have registered 30,146 victims of human trafficking in the 28-nation bloc between 2010 and 2012, a European Commission report says

U.S.-led coalition air strikes kill 45 ISIL militants

U.S.-led coalition air strikes kill 45 ISIL militants

At least 45 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants have been killed and 26 injured over 24 hours in airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition air forces in Iraq, according to health workers

US and allies condemn Libya violence

US and allies condemn Libya violence

The U.S. and four of its western allies have strongly condemned the ongoing violence ravaging Libya and repeated calls for an immediate end to hostilities in the country

US planes, Iraqi ground forces battle IS

US planes, Iraqi ground forces battle IS

US-led warplanes pummeled Islamic State fighters in Syria Friday as Iraqi forces fought the group west of Baghdad, with the US military reiterating that Iraq is its top priority

Egypts press fearful as repressive measures return

Egypts press fearful as repressive measures return

Most recently, al-Masry al-Youm's editor Ali al-Sayyed and his colleague Ahmed Youssef were summoned to the State Security Prosecutor

ISIS fighters allegedly training to fly jets as battles for Kobane rages on

ISIS fighters allegedly training to fly jets as battles for Kobane rages on

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are allegedly being trained by Iraqi former pilots to fly three fighter jets captured from the Syrian military, a Britain-based monitoring group said Friday

UN Security Council urges world to step up help to Iraq

UN Security Council urges world to step up help to Iraq

The UN Security Council on Friday urged the world to step up support for the Iraqi government and its security forces in their intensifying battle against fighters