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Arab Ire at US Jerusalem Move Looks Unlikely to Spark Action

Arab leaders at a summit in Saudi Arabia have slammed Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there, but analysts say their words are unlikely to lead to action.

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Cuba: Castros, Communism and Cigars

Cuba opens a new chapter when Raul Castro steps down from the presidency on April 19, ending six decades of single-family rule launched by his brother Fidel.

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What We Know about the OPCW Mission to Syria

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have launched their investigation into an alleged chemical attack near Damascus on April 7.

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Years after Hanging, Saddam Mystery Lives On

In his native village of Al-Awjah, the mausoleum of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein has been reduced to broken concrete and tangled barbed wire, showing no trace of his remains.

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Who's Who In the Syria Conflict

Syria's war has spiralled into a complex multi-sided conflict since it began with anti-government protests in March 2011, drawing in regional and international powers including the United States and Russia.

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Russia's Military Presence in Syria

As the threat of Western military action against the Syrian regime looms, Russia has already deployed thousands of troops in the war-torn country to back President Bashar al-Assad. 

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Five Ways Iraq has Changed since Fall of Saddam

On April 9, 2003, the US-led coalition overthrew Saddam Hussein. Fifteen years after the invasion, life in Iraq has been transformed.

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Years of Fruitless Efforts to End Syria's War

Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, numerous efforts to halt the conflict through diplomacy have failed.

As the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey -- which have become powerbrokers in the conflict -- meet on Syria on Wednesday, here is an overview of previous peace efforts.

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From Russia to Sex: Scandals Shake US First Family

A porn star is suing the president. A former Playboy model has apologized to the first lady for sleeping with her husband. The eldest son is divorcing and the scandal-plagued son-in-law's security clearance has been downgraded.

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Countdown to Brexit: One Year to Go

Britain is set to leave the European Union exactly one year from Thursday. Here are some key dates ahead on the path to separation on March 29, 2019:

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