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UNHCR: at least 285,000 flee Ukraine crisis6th August 2014At least 285,000 people have fled their homes because of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that intensified battles could lead to a "massive exodus". Local Ukrainian authorities have ...
British Muslim minister quits over Gaza policy5th August 2014A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet resigned on Tuesday over the governments "morally indefensible" policy on Gaza. The decision by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and ...
Russia tells Israel to agree to ceasefire5th August 2014Russia said Monday it had called on Israel to agree to a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, in a phone call between the foreign ministers of the two countries. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also told his Israeli counterpart ...
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Nigeria appreciates Indonesia`s support in rescuing kidnapped girls3rd August 2014The Nigerian government has appreciated the Indonesian press and peoples support and understanding of its efforts to rescue the kidnapped Chibok school girls and to address the menace of Boko Haram. Nigerian Ambassador to ...
Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks: Report3rd August 2014Israel eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during doomed peace talks with the Palestinians last year, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday. The article said the Israelis and at least one other secret ...
Israel has begun withdrawing some troops from Gaza: Army3rd August 2014Israel has begun withdrawing some ground troops from the Gaza Strip and redeploying others but operations against Hamas would continue, an army spokesman told AFP on Sunday. "We are removing some (forces), we are changing ...
At least 10 killed in strike on UN school in Gaza: Medics3rd August 2014At least 10 people were killed Sunday in a fresh strike on a UN school in southern Gaza which was sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli military offensive, medics said. Gaza emergency services spokesman Ashraf ...
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