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Boris Nemtsov's Career Traces Arc of Russia's Dimmed Hopes for Democracy

Wall Street Journal

MOSCOW—Just days after Boris Nemtsov's release from a jail stint for conducting anti-Kremlin protests last year, the veteran opposition leader was asked why he hadn't given up the lonely and increasingly dangerous pursuit of publicly challenging Russian ...

'Jihadi John' Latest Terrorist to Come From West London Neighborhood

NBCNews.com

LONDON — The man believed to be the masked ISIS executioner "Jihadi John" was part of a network of Islamist extremists, according to intelligence agencies, and is just the latest — although the most notorious — of several terrorists to emerge from the west ...

Venezuela Orders US Embassy to Reduce Staff in Caracas

Bloomberg

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said U.S. officials who remain in the country will be required to obtain approval for any meetings they hold in the country. Photographer: Leo Ramirez/AFP via Getty Images ...

Egypt's mediation in Palestinian issues unlikely to be affected by listing Hamas ...

Xinhua

CAIRO, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Although an Egyptian court designated on Saturday the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas as a terrorist organization, the decision is unlikely to affect Egypt's mediation role in key Palestinian issues, said Egyptian experts.

Iraq PM vows to hunt down ISIS vandals who destroyed statues

CBC.ca

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed to track down and punish the Islamist militants who smashed rare relics in the northern city of Mosul and are attempting to sell others. Al-Abadi issued his promise while reopening Iraq's national museum in ...

Netanyahu's address to Congress will be most important speech of his life

Washington Post

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming address to a joint session of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States.

Thousands in Cameroon protest against Boko Haram

Al Jazeera America

Thousands of people marched in Cameroon's capital Yaounde on Saturday to protest against Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency and support the central African nation's army, which is fighting alongside its neighbors in the region to defeat the armed group.

Resilient Mugabe asserts authority in Zimbabwe at 91

Daily Times

HARARE: At 91 years, veteran Zimbabwe President Robert declares he is still fully in charge as the country's president, pouring scorn on sceptics wary of his advancing age and the rising political stature of his wife. While some are moving quickly to write-off ...

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