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UN chief demands Ex-presidents release ahead of rival Egypt rallies

UN chief demands Ex-presidents release ahead of rival Egypt rallies

July 26, – UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded that Mursi and his high-level backers “be released or have their cases reviewed transparently without delay,” said deputy UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey. UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for the release of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Mursi as his supporters and the military who toppled him sought […]

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Deadly attacks on Iraq prisons kill at least 41

Deadly attacks on Iraq prisons kill at least 41

July 22, Baghdad – Militants attacked two Iraqi prisons including the notorious Abu Ghraib in a bid to free inmates, sparking all-night clashes in which at least 41 people were killed, officials said on Monday. The coordinated attacks on Taji prison, north of Baghdad, and the Abu Ghraib facility, west of the Iraqi capital, were […]

July 22, 2013 | By More
Kuwait Woman gets 20 Months jail for anti-Emir Tweets

Kuwait Woman gets 20 Months jail for anti-Emir Tweets

July 21, Kuwait City: US-based advocary group Human Rights Watch on Sunday blasted Kuwait over a 20-month jail sentence served on a female online activist for “offending the emir” and urged the Gulf state to end such prosecutions. The appeals court on Wednesday upheld the sentence on Sara Al Darees for making remarks on Twitter […]

July 21, 2013 | By More
Human Rights: Egyptian military shot dead 51 Morsi supporters in Cairo

Human Rights: Egyptian military shot dead 51 Morsi supporters in Cairo

July 08, CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of the president in bloodshed that left at least 42 protesters dead, officials and witnesses said, and plunged the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party for all-out rebellion against the army. The […]

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Study: Women working Long-Term Night Shifts Linked to Breast Cancer

Study: Women working Long-Term Night Shifts Linked to Breast Cancer

July 08, – The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), was done by researchers in Canada. They analyzed the careers of 1,134 women with breast cancer and 1,179 women without the disease. The women, all of the same age, were questioned about their shift work patterns throughout their employment history, and hospital records […]

July 7, 2013 | By More
Syrian central prison shelled, part of Aleppo battle

Syrian central prison shelled, part of Aleppo battle

July 07, BEIRUT — The explosions killed six prisoners, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which communicates with a network of activists on the ground. The explosives hit on Friday night, the Observatory said. It was not clear who fired the shells. Shells smashed into a central prison in the embattled Syrian city […]

July 7, 2013 | By More
Revolutionary treatment begins: Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients

Revolutionary treatment begins: Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients

July 04, AP – London: Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported today. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their HIV, received stem-cell […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
US warns against Egypt travel, American among 3 killed in protests

US warns against Egypt travel, American among 3 killed in protests

June 29, AP – The US State Department also authorised the departure of non-essential embassy staff for fear of further deadly violence in the face of the bitter antagonism between Mursi’s Islamist supporters and the mainly secular opposition. Washington warned against travel to Egypt after an American was among three people killed during rival demonstrations […]

June 29, 2013 | By More
Global warming: Climate change could enable Arctic seaway

Global warming: Climate change could enable Arctic seaway

June 29, AP – Four centuries later, a number of ships have begun navigating the icy route between Europe and Asia. The vessels weigh anchor each summer when Arctic ice is at its thinnest, hoping to pave the way for further ships in the years ahead. As global warming thaws sea ice, the maritime route […]

June 29, 2013 | By More
New study: U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births all-time Low

New study: U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births all-time Low

June 29, AP – U.S. women have their first baby at age 25.6 on average, according to 2011 figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is up slightly from 2010 and significantly older than the 1970 average of 21.4 years. As American women continue to delay parenthood, rates of […]

June 28, 2013 | By More