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Turkey: Ankara To Send Mission To Crimea, Official Says

Turkey will send an informal mission to Crimea to monitor human rights violations against Crimean Tatars, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Lithuania, AFP reported April 3. Read more…

Iran: Negotiators Receive Warm Welcome Home

A crowd in Tehran welcomed returning Iranian negotiators April 3 and cheered on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and top negotiator Abbas Araghchi, ISNA news agency reported. Read more…

Greek: Leader Seeks Road Map During Visit To Moscow

During his visit to Moscow from April 8 to 9, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will seek an agreement with Russia for a road map on political and economic initiatives, Ekathimerini.com reported April 3. Read more…

Tajikistan: Russia Offers Funds For Military Modernization

Russia will offer Tajikistan 70 billion rubles ($1.23 billion) for military modernization under an agreement reached in 2014, Lenta.ru reported April 3. Read more…

Yemen: Militants Storm Port City, Free 270 Prisoners

Militants stormed the southeastern port city of Mukalla on April 2, seizing government buildings and freeing members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and others from the city's prison, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read more…

Iran: Nuclear Deal Framework Reached

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that China, Germany, Iran, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and the European Union have agreed on the basis for the final text of a deal on Iran's nuclear program. Read more…

U.S.: 2 Women Arrested For Alleged Bomb Plot

Two women have been arrested in New York City for allegedly conspiring to build a bomb and to conduct a jihadist attack in the United States, Reuters reported April 2, citing a federal criminal complaint. Read more…

Kenya: Death Toll In University Attack Rises

The death toll of the al Shabaab attack on Garissa University has risen to 70, and 79 others have been reported wounded, CNN reported April 2. Read more…

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