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Venezuela, an Impaired Oil Giant

Venezuelan oil output has plunged by more than half in 30 years but the country still sits on the world's biggest crude reserves, so any political changes will ripple worldwide.

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Brexit and Venezuela Set to Feature Heavily in Davos

The fallout from developments in Venezuela and uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union are set to be key points of discussions Thursday at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos.

Following two days when much of the debate has centered on issues related to global trade, particularly the dispute between the United States and China, and climate change, the world's political and business elites are digesting what's going on in Venezuela, after the U.S. recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.

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Brexit in Dates: From Leave Shock to Deadlock in Parliament

From the shock Brexit referendum result to Monday's unveiling of the British government's reworked Brexit strategy, here are milestones on the UK's rocky road out of the European Union after 46 years.

- Britain votes to leave -In a referendum on June 23, 2016, Britons choose to end their membership of the 28-nation EU by 52 percent to 48 percent.

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Syria Buffer Zone, Long Sought by Turkey

Since the start of the Syrian conflict, Turkey has pushed for the creation of a buffer zone on its border to protect refugees and prevent the emergence of an autonomous Kurdish region.

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Study: Iraq Likely Theater if U.S., Iran Tensions Worsen

Iraq could bear the brunt if conflict intensifies between Iran and the United States, a think-tank study said Wednesday.

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Macedonia: A Decades-Long Quarrel over a Name

Macedonia's parliament Wednesday starts examining constitutional changes required to adopt the new name "Republic of North Macedonia" to end a row that has long poisoned relations with neighbouring Greece.

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Syria's Return to the Diplomatic Scene, Step by Step

The reopening of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Damascus is the most visible step so far of efforts to return Syria to the diplomatic arena.

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60 Years of Revolution: Four Cubans Tell their Stories

On January 1, Cuba will mark the 60th anniversary of the communist revolution that brought the late and enigmatic leader Fidel Castro to power. Here, AFP talks to four Cubans about what the revolution still means to them.

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Kurds: One Stateless People across Four Countries

The Kurds, a non-Arab ethnic group, number between 25 and 35 million people who are spread across four countries but without a state of their own.

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1979: A Pivotal Year in the Arab-Muslim World

A series of dramatic events swept across the Arab and Muslim worlds in 1979, the aftershocks of which still reverberate today, 40 years later.

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