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  • 28 August 2014

    THE Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their increasingly brutal fight against each other, UN investigators have said.

  • 28 August 2014

    UKRAINE has accused Russian forces of launching a new military incursion across its border, a day after the leaders of both countries agreed to work towards ending a separatist war in the east of the country.

  • 28 August 2014

    AN open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding.

  • 28 August 2014

    AIR strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that US officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world.

  • 28 August 2014

    INTERNATIONAL ­Monetary Fund chief ­Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008, when she was finance minister.

  • 27 August 2014

    RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has urged his Ukrainian counterpart not to escalate an offensive against pro-Moscow rebels and threatened economic retaliation for signing a trade accord with the EU.

  • 27 August 2014

    ONE of two candidates competing to succeed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has threatened to pull out of a UN-supervised audit of a disputed presidential election, undermining a process meant to defuse a standoff between the contenders.

  • 27 August 2014

    AT least 17 people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic.