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Anti-EU Parties Are Here to Stay

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Contextualizing the Islamic State's Gains in Africa

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The Old New Russia

Odessa and Tiraspol were once part of Catherine the Great’s Novorossiya, but deep divisions exist between the two cities today. Read more…

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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…

Turkey: Opposition Candidate Shot In Leg

Elif Dogan Turkmen, a lawyer and candidate for the opposition Republican People's Party, was shot in the knee while campaigning ahead of Turkey's general elections, scheduled for June 7, AP reported May 26. Read more…

Spain: New Parties Gain In Local, Regional Elections

Spain's anti-establishment parties made gains in local and regional elections May 24, election officials said, BBC reported. Read more…

Poland: Duda Wins Presidential Election

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded election defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda following the release of exit polls, the president said, BBC reported. Read more…

U.K.: Labour Party Supports Prime Minister's EU Referendum Plan

The United Kingdom's Labour Party will back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's EU membership by the end of 2017, the party's leader said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Libya: Authorities Cannot Stop Migrants Without European Help, Tripoli Government Says

Libya cannot halt the traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless Europe helps authorities, the government in Tripoli said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iraq: Security Forces Recapture Town East Of Ramadi

Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq on May 24 by recapturing the town of Husaiba al-Sharqiya, a police major said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Yemen: Saudis, Houthis Trade Artillery Fire At Border Crossing

Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi fighters traded heavy artillery fire that destroyed part of the Haradh border crossing, residents said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Islamic State Executes 400 People In Palmyra

Islamic State fighters executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the Syrian city, Syrian state media said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…