Sunday, 31st August 2014
International
  • Gaza says 100 killed so far in Israeli air strikes
    11th July 2014
    Two Palestinians were killed in an Israel airstrike in central Gaza Strip refugee camp on Friday, raising the death toll to 100, the medics and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the health ministry in Gaza said ...
  • Israeli strikes on Palestinian homes could breach laws of war: UN
    11th July 2014
    Israel could be violating the laws of war by bombing Palestinian homes in Gaza, the UNs human rights office said Friday, as the death toll from the Israeli strikes rose to 100. "We have received disturbing reports that many ...
  • UN reduces Libya staffing over security concerns
    11th July 2014
    The United Nations Support Mission in Libya said it was temporarily reducing its staffing by the dozens because of unspecified security concerns. In making the announcement, UNSMIL spokesman Samir Ghattas said the decision ...
  • Putin urges Israel to stop armed violence
    11th July 2014
    Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop the armed violence in southern regions and the Gaza Strip as soon as possible. "Russia stressed the need for a swift end to the armed ...
  • Russia likely to prolong asylum for fugitive Snowden: Interfax
    11th July 2014
    Russia will most probably extend former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowdens temporary asylum on the grounds that "his life is endangered", an official close to the countrys Federal Migration Service (FMS) was ...
  • UN to help Lebanon cope with Syrian refugee crisis
    11th July 2014
    The UN and the international community are focusing on projects that could help the Lebanese to cope with the current Syrian refugee crisis, a senior UN official said on Thursday. According to a UN statement, the UN ...
  • Hillary Clinton says political dynasties are no problem in US
    9th July 2014
    Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has defended the prominent role of political dynasties in American politics, saying the United States is "not a monarchy." Asked by German magazine Der Spiegel whether a possible ...
  • Pope to hold first meeting with sexual abuse victims
    7th July 2014
    Pope Francis holds his first meeting with victims of sexual abuse by priests on Monday, an encounter that some say should have happened long ago, and victims from his native Argentina say they are pained over their exclusion. ...
  • Iran, Canada to produce animation
    6th July 2014
    Iranian and Canadian artists are collaborating on a project to produce an animation serial for children. Sunday edition of the English language newspaper Iran Daily wrote that titled Joy Village, the series will be produced ...
  • Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe
    3rd July 2014
    Japan will revoke some of its unilateral sanctions on North Korea, the prime minister announced Thursday, after talks on the Cold War kidnapping of Japanese nationals. Shinzo Abe said Tokyo judged Pyongyang, which pledged to ...