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UN agency to feed 2.5 m Syrians

UN agency to feed 2.5 m Syrians

The World Food Program says it aims to feed 2.5 million Syrians next month, up from 1.7 million today, because of rising needs as more Syrians are displaced by the civil war. The U.N. estimates that nearly 4 million of Syria’s 22 million people have been driven from their homes by the fighting, including those […]

March 8, 2013 | By More
North Korea hit by new UN sanctions

North Korea hit by new UN sanctions

The UN Security Council responded swiftly to North Korea’s latest nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime with tough, new sanctions targeting its economy and leadership. The penalties came in a unanimous resolution drafted by the U.S. along with China, which is North Korea’s main benefactor. Beijing said the focus now should be to “defuse […]

March 8, 2013 | By More
Russia invites US for missile talks

Russia invites US for missile talks

Russia has invited US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey to Moscow for talks that will include the missile defence issue, his Russian counterpart General Valery Gerasimov said. ‘Missile defence will be one of the points of our discussion,’ Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said at a meeting […]

March 7, 2013 | By More
Malaysia incursion toll rises to 60

Malaysia incursion toll rises to 60

Malaysia said clashes between intruding Filipino militants and its security forces had left 60 people dead as of late Thursday, as it rejected a ceasefire offer from the fighters’ leader. Police chief Ismail Omar said 32 followers of a self-proclaimed Philippine sultan had been killed in two confrontations since Wednesday near the scene of a […]

March 7, 2013 | By More
Chavez’s body brought ‘home’ to military academy

Chavez’s body brought ‘home’ to military academy

Hugo Chavez has been carried back to the military academy where he started his army career, his flag-draped coffin lying in state in the echoing halls as a mile-long (1.5 kilometer-long) line of mourners came to pay homage Thursday to the larger-than-life leader. Cannon boomed a salute each hour as Venezuelans numbering in the hundreds […]

March 7, 2013 | By More
Hugo Chavez popularity tested after Arab Spring

Hugo Chavez popularity tested after Arab Spring

Many Arabs lost respect for the Venezuelan leader after he backed despots during Arab uprisings While the Arab world was certainly intrigued by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during his earlier tenure, many lost interest in the controversial leader during his final years. Before the Arab Spring, the Arab world’s role models were few. Palestinians were […]

March 7, 2013 | By More
Philippines to accuse police, soldiers in killings

Philippines to accuse police, soldiers in killings

MANILA, 7 March 2013 Philippines (AP) — Philippine investigators will file a murder case against 35 police officers and soldiers for allegedly executing 13 people at a road checkpoint in a plan by a police colonel to eliminate a rival in an illegal gambling operation, the justice secretary said Wednesday. An investigation ordered by President […]

March 7, 2013 | By More
UN says 21 peacekeepers detained on Golan Heights

UN says 21 peacekeepers detained on Golan Heights

UNITED NATIONS 7 March 2013 (AP) — Armed fighters linked to the Syrian opposition detained 21 U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines on Wednesday in the increasingly volatile zone separating Israeli and Syrian troops on the Golan Heights, a new escalation in the spillover of Syria’s civil war. The U.N. Security Council demanded their immediate and […]

March 7, 2013 | By More
A diplomatic natural, Kerry hits ground running

A diplomatic natural, Kerry hits ground running

DOHA, Qatar — With the smile of a seasoned politician, a flair for languages and a vast repertoire of personal anecdotes, Secretary of State John Kerry made his way through Europe and the Middle East on his first trip abroad as America’s top envoy. But as far as diplomatic triumphs go, former pro basketball star […]

March 6, 2013 | By More
Armed Filipinos elusive after Malaysian assault

Armed Filipinos elusive after Malaysian assault

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian security forces scouring rugged terrain in Borneo on Wednesday briefly battled armed Filipino intruders who were on the run after being bombarded with airstrikes and mortar fire, police said. One Filipino was shot and believed killed. The capture of nearly 200 members of a Philippine Muslim clan would ease […]

March 6, 2013 | By More