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The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.
Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.
Egypt’s top court has upheld death sentences for ten men convicted for their roles in the country’s worst football related violence.
More than 300 migrants have broken through the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta - Europe's only land border with Africa.
In Turkey a trial has begun for 47 people accused of plotting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last July.
The Iraqi army is continuing its assault on the Islamic State militant group stronghold of western Mosul.
The diplomatic face off between Malaysia and North Korea has escalated following Kim Jong-Nam’s death last week.
Leftist Lenin Moreno leads in Ecuador's presidential election, but he may not have enough votes to avoid a run-off.