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  • Ukraine conflict enters new phase

    The situation in east Ukraine "has changed radically", Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on 28 August. Anti-Kiev forces have launched counter-offensives apparently involving Russian regular forces along three axis that have seen the capture of the southeastern towns of Novoazovsk,
  • China expands runway, harbour at Woody Island

    China continues to expand Woody Island, the largest of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Satellite imagery shows that since October 2013 China has undertaken substantial land reclamation, harbour redevelopment and other infrastructure construction on the island, which is known as Yongxing
  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House
  • Libyan gateway falls to Islamists

    Libya's main international airport has fallen into the hands of an Islamist militia following weeks of heavy fighting. Fighters from the Libyan Dawn coalition announced the capture of Tripoli International Airport on 23 August. The airport had been shut since 13 July amid clashes between the Libyan

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