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Deciphering the Kremlin Today

Although Russia is more open than the Soviet Union was, studying the Kremlin now requires many of the same skills that were used during the Soviet era. Read more…

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Ethiopia: Ruling Party Wins Majority In Early Count

Based on an early count from a weekend election, Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies have won a majority in parliament, Reuters reported May 27. Read more…

Turkey: U.S. Remains Uncommitted To Syrian No-Fly Zone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said May 26 that Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar had agreed on the necessity to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria despite a lack of commitment from the United States, Hurriyet Daily News reported May 27. Read more…

EU: Agenda Proposes Relocation Of 60,000

The European Commission will vote May 27 on the first proposals of its European Agenda on Migration aimed at improving the management of migrants fleeing conflict in Africa and the Middle East, Malta Today reported. Read more…

Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Bombs Al-Hudaydah Port

Five Saudi-led coalition ships accompanied by aircraft bombed the Houthi-controlled al-Hudaydah port May 27, hitting two military vessels and damaging the facility, a local official said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iraq: Islamic State Suicide Bombings Kill Government Troops In Anbar

Islamic State suicide bombers attacked troops outside Fallujah and in the nearby town of Karmah on May 26, killing at least 47 troops, Shafaq News and BCC reported. Read more…

Palestinian Territories: Hamas Arrests Suspects In Rocket Attack

Hamas has reportedly arrested the militants responsible for launching a rocket into southern Israel on May 26, Ynet news reported May 27. Read more…

Turkey: 20 Detained In Anti-Terrorism Operation

Twenty suspected members of the Maoist Communist Party who are believed to have attacked police during May 1 protests in Istanbul have been detained, World Bulletin reported May 27. Read more…

Brazil: Former Petrobras Director Sentenced To Prison

Former Director of Petroleo Brasileiro Nestor Cervero was sentenced by a federal judge to five years in prison for money laundering, Merco Press reported May 27. Read more…

Turkey, U.S.: Joint Syrian Rebel Training Begins In Turkey

Turkey and the United States have begun training moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in Turkey, Agence France-Presse reported May 26. Read more…

Burundi: France Announces Halt To Security Cooperation

A French diplomat said May 26 that the country was halting its security cooperation with Burundi because of increased social and political unrest, AFP reported. Read more…

Yemen: Anti-Houthi Fighters Seize Dhale City, Capture Weapons Caches

A group of Southern Movement fighters made gains against Houthi rebels in and around the southern Yemeni city of Dhale on May 26, AP reported. Read more…

Georgia: South Ossetia Closes Border With Rest Of Country

South Ossetia, a breakaway region in northern Georgia, closed its border with the rest of the country May 26, Interpress News reported. Read more…

Afghanistan: At Least 26 Killed In Siege on Police Compound

Taliban gunmen killed at least 19 policemen and seven soldiers during the siege of a police compound in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, AP reported May 26. Read more…

Bulgaria: Turkey, Greece Join Security Pact

Turkish Interior Minister Sebahattin Ozturk, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Greek Alternate Minister Yiannis Panousis signed an agreement May 25 to create a center to promote police and customs cooperation along the countries' shared borders, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Read more…

Kenya: 13 Police Officers Missing After Militant Ambush

Some 13 Kenyan police officers are missing after al Shabaab militants ambushed their convoy in northeastern Kenya's Garissa County, World Bulletin reported May 26. Read more…

Iran: First Session In Trial Of U.S. Correspondent Ends

The first session of the trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian ended May 26, AFP reported. Read more…

China, Chile: Leaders Sign Currency Swap Agreement

Chinese Premier Li Kequiang and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a currency swap deal to boost trade and investment, AP reported May 25. Read more…

Iraq: Government Begins Liberation Of Anbar Province

Iraq announced the beginning of a military operation May 26 to retake Anbar province from Islamic State militants, Reuters reported. Read more…