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US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests

The US Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests.

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.

Saudis paid $90 million to Sudan’s ex-leader, officer says in al-Bashir trial

Omar al-Bashir, the country’s deposed leader, had admitted to receiving the money, according to testimony.

With troop buildup, China sends a stark warning to Hong Kong

An exercise by the People’s Armed Police on the border signaled Beijing’s willingness to intervene to end any serious threat to sovereignty.

Afghanistan mourns, vows to crush militants after attack

As Afghanistan mourned the 63 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding, a brother of the groom spoke through tears of his weariness at the bloodshed in the country.

Charity suggests plane could resolve migrant boat standoff

Italy’s fierce battle over immigration raged on Monday, with fights and panic attacks reported among migrants who have been stranded on a rescue ship for up to 18 days at sea.

Protesters burn Parliament building in Indonesia’s Papua

Thousands of people in Indonesia’s West Papua province set fire to a local Parliament building on Monday in a protest sparked by accusations that security forces had arrested and insulted students from neighboring Papua province, officials said.

Russian panel eyes alleged foreign interference in protests

Russia’s lower house of Parliament on Monday set up a commission to examine alleged cases of foreign interference in connection with a series of protests against the Moscow City Council election, while President Vladimir Putin defended the harsh police crackdown on some of the demonstrations.