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  • 2 March 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.

  • 2 March 2015

    A Saudi Arabian diplomat has returned to Riyadh after being released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years as a hostage.

  • 2 March 2015

    Iraqi security forces, backed by allied Shia and Sunni fighters, have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS).

  • 2 March 2015

    North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.

  • 2 March 2015

    Estonia's ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country's general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia's actions in Ukraine.

  • 1 March 2015

    Defying US President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has flown to Washington to warn Congress about the risks of a possible nuclear deal with Iran in a speech that has imperiled ties between the two allies.

  • 1 March 2015

    Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.

  • 1 March 2015

    Russian President Vladimir Putin promised the mother of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov yesterday that everything will be done to find and punish her son's killers, the Kremlin said.