Olivia Boyle

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Next Door To Syria, Iraq Slowly Boils

With the current focus on Syria it's easy to miss that things are getting worse again in Iraq. Since the spring, the country has been pounded by waves of attacks on civilians and security forces by extremists with links to al-Qaida. Three car bombs in the Iraqi city of Baquba killed 10 people …

Bashar al-Assad: Syria will give up control of chemical weapons

Syria will cede control of its chemical weapons to the international community, the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, has said in a yet-to-be-aired interview on Russian television.<p>In what is believed to be his first public acknowledgement of the country's chemical weapon stockpile, Interfax …

Saudi's First Female Film Director Says Women Aren't Victims

"I wasn't trying to make a 'loud' film," Saudi Arabia's first female film director tells NPR's Michel Martin.<p>Haifaa Al Mansour's <i>Wadjda</i> is the first full-length feature film to be shot and produced in Saudi Arabia, and it lifts the veil on life in the kingdom.<p><i>Wadjda</i> tells the very universal story of …

Russia sends missile cruiser to Mediterranean as Syria tension mounts

Russia has dispatched a "carrier killer" missile cruiser and other ships to the eastern Mediterranean in its largest naval deployment since Soviet times.<p>The move comes as the US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, examine Moscow's plan to place Syrian …

Assad ready to give up chemical weapons

Syria has decided to cede control of its chemical weapons because of a Russian proposal and not the threat of US military intervention, Interfax news agency quotes President Bashar al-Assad as saying in a Russian television interview.<p>Assad made the statement in an interview with Russian state TV …

State support urged for SA shooting survivors

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched on South African government buildings in Pretoria to protest at a lack of state funding for survivors of shootings at the Marikana mine, where 44 people died last year.<p>The demonstrators, including members of victims' families and opposition parties, marched on …

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A look inside the US's largest facility for undocumented children<p>South Korean foreign minister 'surprised' by Trump<p>Meghan Markle joins Queen …