June

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Syria and the monarchs: a perfect storm

The Obama administration's decision to directly supply weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up torpedoing the possibility of a political settlement.

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What will Iran’s new president deliver?

The election of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran was welcomed by thousands coming onto the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities.

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Brazil protests: some background

All last week, major Brazilian cities were the sites of massive youth protests.

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Brazil protests continue with 50,000-strong cathedral rally

Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Sao Paulo again on Tuesday night.

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Mali agreement signed but root problems remain

On June 18, the interim government of Mali and the Tuareg separatists of the National Movement of Azawad signed a tentative peace deal.

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Lawyers assail police response to Turkey protest

Thousands of black-robed Turkish lawyers stormed out of their courthouses Wednesday, shouting about the alleged rough treatment of their colleagues by police.

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Russia adopts law against “gay propaganda”

"The government is using homophobia and xenophobia to justify its policies against an independent civil society."

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Trade unions join Turkey protests

Turkish trade unionists have piled into anti-government protests, marching into Istanbul's Taksim Square banging drums and waving banners.

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Police told to find Neruda murderer

Forty years after the death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a judge ordered police to find the man that prosecutors allege may have been instrumental in poisoning him.

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Turkey erupts in anti-government protests

Turkish protesters clashed with riot police in the early hours today after a night of noisy protests and violence in major cities.