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UN/OPCW Inquiry Blames Syria Government, Islamic State For Chemical Attacks

A joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog has established that President Bashar al-Assad's regime and the Islamic State (IS) group have carried out three chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
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RSF Calls For Withdrawal Of Charges Against Azerbaijani Politician

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arrest of Faiq Amirov, a leading member of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan party.
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Dueling Indictments As Russia, Ukraine Target Each Other's Military Leaders

Russia and Ukraine traded salvos this week with dueling criminal investigations against each other's top military brass, a new front in the ongoing conflict between the two countries.
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Kerry In Saudi Arabia For Yemen, Syria Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to present proposals on ending Yemen's 16-month conflict that has killed more than 6,500 people, about half them civilians.
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Hostage-Taking Drama At Moscow Bank Ends

A man who took four people hostage inside a Citibank branch in downtown Moscow surrendered peacefully a few hours later.
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