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War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/17/2022 2:47:32 PM
Russia said Tuesday it was quitting the Council of the Baltic Sea States amid raging tensions with the West over Moscow's offensive in Ukraine.

World - Region
5/5/2022 11:33:53 AM
Clashes erupted between Israelis and Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Thursday, after a 10-day cooling of tensions at the holy site, Israeli police said.

War in Ukraine - Economy
4/27/2022 4:05:21 PM
Russia's Gazprom says it is halting natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, escalating tensions between the Kremlin and Europe over energy and Russia's invasion of Ukraine _ and adding new urgency to plans to reduce and then end the continent's dependence on Russia as a supplier of oil and gas.

World - Region
4/23/2022 4:57:58 PM
Christians celebrated their ``Holy Fire'' ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Saturday against a backdrop of rising tensions with Israel, which imposed new restrictions on attendance this year that it said were needed for safety.

World - Region
4/19/2022 12:03:45 PM
Israel carried out its first air strike on the Gaza Strip in months early Tuesday, in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave after a weekend of violence around a Jerusalem holy site.

World - Region
4/17/2022 1:47:01 PM
Israeli police on Sunday entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City to secure the way for Jewish visitors to the flashpoint holy site, fueling clashes that left 17 Palestinians wounded, according to Palestinian medical workers.

World - International
4/16/2022 1:40:58 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting U.S. lawmakers reaffirmed their commitment to working together under a longstanding bilateral alliance on Saturday at a time of heightened global tensions including threats from China and North Korea.

War in Ukraine - Economy
3/30/2022 7:28:32 PM
Poland announced steps Wednesday to end all Russian oil imports by year's end, while Germany issued a warning about natural gas levels and called on people to conserve, new signs of how Russia's war in Ukraine has escalated tensions about securing energy supplies to power Europe.

World - International
3/28/2022 12:18:59 PM
The Philippines and the United States launched the largest-ever joint military drills in the archipelago nation on Monday, signalling deepening defence ties as fresh tensions surface in the disputed South China Sea.

World - Region
3/22/2022 1:30:08 PM
With the world focused on Ukraine, UN mediators are trying to avoid a political crisis degenerating into new violence in Libya, where Russia has long been a major player.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
3/19/2022 5:09:14 PM
Activists in Kazakhstan said Saturday they were refused permission to hold a rally against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as tensions over the war spill into Moscow's neighbourhood.

World - International
3/16/2022 11:25:01 AM
Paris could offer Corsica "autonomy" to calm tensions between the Mediterranean island's fierce independence movement and the French state that have flared this month, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said ahead of a visit Wednesday.

World - Region
3/15/2022 1:15:24 PM
Israeli occupying forces killed two Palestinians in separate shootings in the occupied West Bank Tuesday, as a US envoy tours the region seeking to ease tensions.

World - Africa
3/14/2022 2:56:57 PM
Mali says it has banned civilians from a border area where the disappearance of citizens from Mauritania -- blamed by social media on Malian troops -- has stoked tensions between the two neighbours.

World - International
3/14/2022 2:00:38 PM
Major military exercises involving 30,000 NATO troops and partner countries kicked off in Norway on Monday as tensions escalate between the West and Russia over the Ukraine war.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
3/13/2022 11:05:52 PM
The US and China are sending top aides to Rome on Monday as tensions between the two countries mount over the Russia-Ukraine war and worries spread that the conflict will take even darker turns.

World - Region
3/13/2022 2:00:00 PM
Iran has decided to temporarily suspend its secret Baghdad-brokered talks aimed at defusing yearslong tensions with regional rival Saudi Arabia, Iranian state-linked media reported Sunday, a day after Saudi Arabia carried out its largest known mass execution in its modern history.

World - International
3/5/2022 1:31:29 PM
New U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns has arrived to take up his post in Beijing amid heightened tensions between China and the United States over Taiwan, trade, human rights and the war in Ukraine.

World - Region
3/1/2022 5:46:39 PM
Libyan lawmakers confirmed a new transitional government Tuesday, a move that is likely to lead to parallel administrations and fuel mounting tensions in a country that has been mired in conflict for the past decade.

World - International
3/1/2022 11:42:57 AM
A delegation of former US defense officials landed Tuesday afternoon in Taiwan in a sign of stepped-up communication between the sides amid the looming threat from China

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