A dismal showing by Colombia’s left-wing Decencia coalition in legislative voting could bode poorly for its candidate, Gustavo Petro, in a looming presidential election, while in party primaries right-wing rival Ivan Duque scored a more emphatic victory.
Colombia legislative poll results could dent leftist Petro's presidency hopes
A team of relief workers entered Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Friday to deliver remaining aid left over from a mission earlier in the week, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Red Cross delivers aid to Syria’s Eastern Ghouta
Britain will expel nearly two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against the Kremlin after the poisoning of a former spy, the prime minister said Wednesday, plunging UK-Russian relations into their deepest freeze since the Cold War.
UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning
Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Wednesday that the British government has pledged to increase the security of the Iranian embassy, meanwhile, the trial of attackers on Iran’s embassy is underway.
Araqchi: Trial underway in London for attackers on Iran embassy
As many as 18 Afghan soldiers and members of the special forces were killed in fighting in the western province of Farah, local officials said on Saturday.
Taliban attack kills as many as 18 Afghan soldiers
Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 243 people, including 92 teachers, in operations targeting suspected followers of a US-based opposition figure that the government blames for a failed 2016 coup, state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday.
Turkey orders over 240 detained on suspected links to Gulen network
The Turkish-Islamic organization DITIB called on German authorities to do more to protect Muslims and their places of worship. The appeal comes after several suspected attacks on mosques and Muslim centers.
DITIB calls for better mosque protection in Germany
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shia area of Kabul on Friday, killing at least nine people, officials said, as terrorists dial up pressure on the war-weary Afghan capital.
Suicide bomber kills at least nine in Kabul
The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, met the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, in public for the first time since last year’s disputed elections, with the pair promising to heal the country’s divisions.
Kenyan president, opposition leader meet in bid to heal divisions
Thousands of civilians streamed out of their towns to escape battles in the north and south of Syria on Saturday.
Thousands more Syrians flee their homes as two battles rage

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