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FILE - In this file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA Dec. 16, 2018, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Sudan's President Omar Bashir in Damascus, Syria. Assad has survived years of war and millions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now after nearly eight years of conflict, he is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat once deemed unthinkable as he brutally crushed a years-long uprising against his family’s rule. (SANA via AP, File)
January 13, 2019 - 5:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat deemed unthinkable eight years ago as he forcefully crushed the uprising against his family's rule. Gulf Arab nations, once the main backers of rebels fighting Assad, are lining up to reopen...
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The Huawei logo displayed at the main office of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Poland's Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage against Poland on behalf of China. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 11, 2019 - 9:51 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Orange, a leading telecommunications company in Poland, says it's cooperating with the Polish security services who say a Polish employee at the company and a Chinese manager for tech giant...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo released by the Immigration Bureau, Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, foreground, walks by Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, right, before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Australia says it is considering granting the Saudi who fled from her family refugee resettlement based on referral by the U.N. (Immigration police via AP, File)
January 09, 2019 - 9:26 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Saudi woman who fled her family, alleging abuse, moved a step closer Wednesday to her goal of gaining asylum in Australia after a U.N. agency granted her refugee status. The Australian government said it was considering Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun for refugee resettlement, in a case...
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A fire fighter is seen carrying a hazardous material bag into the Korean consulate in Melbourne, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Several foreign consulates in Melbourne were evacuated Wednesday as Australian officials noted they were responding to multiple “hazardous material” events in the city. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 4:22 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances. Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those...
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In this photo released by the Immigration Police, Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, right talks to Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun,second left, before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia has sent out desperate pleas for help over social media. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late Saturday after her passport was taken away when she arrived on a flight from Kuwait. (Immigration police via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 10:21 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials from the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, as Saudi Arabia tried to distance itself from accusations that it attempted to block a young woman's effort to flee from her family and seek asylum abroad. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun arrived...
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In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, photo released by Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun views her mobile phone as she sits barricaded in a hotel room at an international airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Alqunun says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia. (Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 9:41 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand's immigration police said Monday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family will not be sent anywhere against her wishes. The woman, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun,...
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A man stands at an entrance of the US embassy in Greece, some hours after an anarchist group threw red paint, in Athens, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Police said Monday that eight were detained after about 10 people on motorbikes threw red paint at the embassy's parking entrance at around 3:30 a.m. local time. An anarchist group known as Rouvikonas claimed responsibility for the attack in an internet post. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 07, 2019 - 7:07 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police detained ten people and formally arrested two of them Monday after the U.S. Embassy in Athens was vandalized with paint. Police said the 10 were detained after a group of people on motorbikes threw red paint at the embassy's parking entrance at around 3:30 a.m...
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January 06, 2019 - 3:40 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A Saudi woman used social media to draw attention to her plight trying to flee her family, claiming that authorities in Thailand confiscated her passport and were holding her Sunday at an airport hotel room in Bangkok. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland. Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, is brushing back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian. Paul Whelan, who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship was detained in late December. (Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 4:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the American man being held in Moscow on alleged spying charges (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The Marine Corps is providing details on the court-martial of an American man who has been detained by Russia on spying charges. U.S. military records released shortly after his...
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Migrants run after U.S. Border Patrol agents throw tear gas to the Mexican side of the fence after the migrants climbed the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
January 03, 2019 - 3:47 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign affairs ministry has formally asked the United States government to conduct a thorough investigation into a Jan. 1 incident in which U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop crossing migrants. In a statement Thursday, the ministry said through its embassy...
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