Democratic Republic of Congo

Iraq troops battle for control of Tikrit; North Korea proposes two Koreas suspend hostilities; senior military official expelled from China's Communist Party; MERS cases in Saudi Arabia triple; militia disarms in Democratic Republic of Congo; and more 

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Iraq Battles for Tikrit as Caliphate Is Declared

US declares Iraq war officially over, prepares to open largest US embassy in world; Over 100,000 Iraqis and 4,5000 US soldiers killed in conflict (+ timeline and analysis); Govt promises "punishment" after revolt in China over land seizures; Mexico tells off US and Europe as it takes over G20 rule; Human Rights Watch says Syrian commanders ordered "shoot to kill"; DRC opposition wants protect to protect election win; and more

Top of the Agenda: US Officially Ends Iraq War

Obama backtracks on immigration promise and targets drug war; Aung San Suu Kyi convicted; Hundreds feared dead in Taiwan; Iraq death toll reaches 100 in four days; and more

Top of the Agenda: U.S. Immigration Reform Delayed

"Health test" for US banks; North Korea speeds construction of missile test site; trilateral meeting "mostly symbolic; DRC cuts deal with rebels in Eastern Congo; and more

Top of the Agenda: Leaked Stress Test Results

Germany falls into recession; global oil demand dropping; China announces new infrastructure plans; UN runs out of food in Gaza; and more

Top of the Agenda: More Economic Woes