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US Diplomats Taken Hostage in Iran 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago, Islamist students stormed the US embassy in Tehran and took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days in a crisis that came to symbolise the long and bitter standoff between the two countries.

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Baghdadi: Pronounced Dead Many Times

The Islamic State supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed was killed during a U.S. military operation in Syria, had been announced dead several times since 2014. Here is a recap:

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From Pushkin to Kalashnikov: A History of Russia-Africa Links

Russia was never a colonial power in Africa, but it has a long history of ties with the continent.

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For Moscow, a Win in Syria but Fraught with Risks

The withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria was a win for President Vladimir Putin, strengthening Russia's role as the key foreign player in the war-torn country.

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EU Angry at Turkish Offensive but Short of Responses

Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria has sparked alarm and anger in the European Union, but diplomats say concrete measures in the form of sanctions are unlikely.

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Tunisia, Cradle of the 2011 Arab Spring

Eight years after its revolution unseated a longtime dictator and sparked a regional wave of uprisings, Tunisia is hailed as the sole democratic success story of the Arab Spring.

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Turkey's Two Previous Operations in Syria

The Turkish military operation launched on Wednesday against Kurdish militia fighters in Syria is Ankara's third offensive in the war-torn country.

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With Turkey, Trump's International Ideas Thwarted Once More

Donald Trump won the presidency with vows to take a new approach on the world stage and end America's "endless wars."

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Chronology of Events in the Ukraine Scandal

Here is a chronology of events in the Ukraine scandal, which has prompted the opening of an impeachment inquiry by the Democratic-led US House of Representatives into President Donald Trump:

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One Year of Protest in the Middle East

Mass protests have rocked several Arab countries this year in an echo of the 2011 revolts that toppled long-time dictators in countries including Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.

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