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Syria: Islamic State Fighters Gain On Central Damascus, Activists Say

Islamic State fighters battling Syrian rebels moved closer than ever to central Damascus on Aug. 31, activists with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, Naharnet reported. Read more…

EU: Ministers To Hold Emergency Talks On Migrants

EU interior and justice ministers will hold emergency talks on Europe’s migrant issue on Sept. 14, according to a statement released Aug. 31 by Luxembourg, which currently holds the bloc's rotating presidency, the EU Observer reported. Read more…

Egypt: Parliamentary Elections To Begin Oct. 18-19, Commission Says

Egypt will hold long-awaited parliamentary elections in two phases starting Oct. 18-19, the election commission said Aug. 30, Reuters reported. Read more…

China: Authorities Arrest 197 People For Spreading Rumors Online

Chinese authorities punished 197 people for spreading rumors online about the recent stock market crash and explosions in Tianjin, officials said, Xinhua reported Aug. 30. Read more…

India: Prime Minister Allows Land Reform Bill To Lapse

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will allow the controversial land acquisition bill to lapse because of opposition, the prime minister said Aug. 30, Xinhuanet reported. Read more…

Japan: Tens Of Thousands Protest Security Legislation

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered near Japan's parliament building Aug. 30 to oppose legislation allowing the military to fight overseas, protest organizers said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Egypt: Large Natural Gas Field Discovered Off Coast

Italian energy group Eni has found a large natural gas field off Egypt's coast, the company said Aug. 30, BBC reported. Read more…

Turkey: PKK Militants Bomb Road, Attack Police Vehicle

Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants set off a bomb on a road leading to a dam under construction in southeastern Turkey on Aug. 30, police said, Dogan news agency reported. Read more…

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