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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…

Greece: Athens Cannot Repay June IMF Debt Without Deal, Interior Minister Says

Greece cannot make its June debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund unless it reaches a deal with creditors, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Yemen: Airstrikes Hit Three Bases Near Sanaa

Airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition struck three military bases May 23 near Yemen's capital, Sanaa, destroying a munitions depot in one, witnesses said, Reuters reported. Read more…

United Kingdom: Bank Of England Impications Of Possible EU Exit

The Bank of England said May 23 that it is researching the implications of a British exit from the European Union, confirming information in an email accidentally forwarded to journalists, Reuters reported, citing the Guardian. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: Israel Allegedly Offered Iron Dome Technology

During meetings in Jordan that included the United States, Jerusalem offered to allow Riyadh to deploy Israel’s Iron Dome anti-rocket technology to defend Saudi Arabia against attacks from Yemen, Jerusalem Post reported May 23, citing Rai al-Youm. Read more…

U.S.: Senate Passes Trade Promotion Authority

The U.S. Senate passed the Trade Promotion Authority Bill on May 22 by a vote of 62 to 37, CNN reported. Read more…

U.S.: Senate Rejects Currency Manipulation Amendment

The U.S. Senate voted 51 to 48 against the Portman-Stabenow amendment May 22, Reuters reported. Read more…

Colombia: FARC Ends Unilateral Cease-Fire

Negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced in Havana on May 22 that the group will end the nationwide unilateral cease-fire that began Dec. 20. Read more…

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