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Libya in Chaos Since Overthrow of Kadhafi

Libya, where rival authorities in Tripoli and the east are vying for power, fell into chaos after the ouster of strongman Moamer Kadhafi in October 2011.

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Are Cracks Emerging in the Russia-Iran Alliance in Syria?

Russia's recent call for foreign forces to leave Syria was seen as a possible turning-point in its tricky alliance with Iran, though analysts say their partnership still has a long way to run.

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Venezuela: Timeline of Maduro's Rocky Presidency

Here is a look over major events in the turbulent presidency of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, in power since 2013 and vying for re-election on Sunday.

- Takes over from Chavez -In March 2013 Hugo Chavez -- Venezuela's leader since 1999 and initiator of its socialist-inspired "Bolivarian revolution" -- dies of cancer.

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Mideast Conflicts Connected by Vying Powerbrokers

The modern Middle East has been plagued by ruinous wars: country versus country, civil wars with internecine and sectarian bloodletting, and numerous eruptions centered on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

But never in the last 70 years have they seemed as interconnected as now with Iran and Saudi Arabia vying for regional control, while Israel also seeks to maintain a military supremacy of its own.

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General Qassem Soleimani: Iran's Regional Pointman

By some counts the most popular figure in Iran, Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani is also one of the most powerful in the region and seen as a deadly adversary by the U.S. and its allies.

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Burundi: Three Years of Bloody Political Crisis

The small central African state of Burundi has been mired in a bloody crisis since 2015 over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to cling to power, the unrest claiming 1,200 lives. 

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Events since Trump's Decision on Jerusalem

Here are key developments since U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with the new U.S. embassy opening Monday amid deadly clashes.

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Jamaah Ansharut Daulah: Network Behind Indonesia Suicide Bombings

A wave of deadly suicide bombings that have rocked Indonesia's second biggest city Surabaya are linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Here are some questions and answers about JAD:

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Demands for Change as Iraqis Vote in National Polls

Iraqis voting across the country in parliamentary polls Saturday insisted they were hoping for change, even as the same old names continued to dominate the ballot papers.

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Karl Marx 200 Years On: Five Core Ideas

Karl Marx's work "can be explained in five minutes, five hours, in five years or in a half century," wrote French political thinker Raymond Aron.

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