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Philippines government defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines government defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 15, – The Philippines government has defended its efforts to deliver aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have still not received assistance. The UN puts the rising death toll at 4,460 amid disputed figures. Philippines Interior Secretary Mar Roxas admitted Friday that aid had been slow in the wake of Typhoon […]

November 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kerry warns, new Iran sanctions could threaten nuclear talks

Kerry warns, new Iran sanctions could threaten nuclear talks

Nov 14, – US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress against imposing new sanctions against Iran. Kerry said fresh sanctions could destroy diplomatic efforts to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program. Kerry asked a US lawmakers on Wednesday to refrain from passing new sanctions or risk imperiling delicate nuclear talks. “We put these sanctions in […]

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Growing European backlash over spying threatens billions in US trade

Growing European backlash over spying threatens billions in US trade

Oct 31, BRUSSELS — The backlash in Europe over U.S. spying is threatening an agreement that generates tens of billions of dollars in trans-Atlantic business every year — and negotiations on another pact worth many times more. A growing number of European officials are calling for the suspension of the “Safe Harbor” agreement that lets […]

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hezbollah ‘execution’ video of Syrian rebels sparks outrage

Hezbollah ‘execution’ video of Syrian rebels sparks outrage

Oct 11, – Beirut: A gory online video that appears to show Hezbollah fighters executing gravely wounded Syrian rebels has sparked outrage and threatens to worsen sectarian tensions in Lebanon. The video shows armed men in fatigues, at least one wearing the yellow arm band sported by the Lebanese Shiite movement, dragging several bloodied men […]

October 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ban ki Moon: Chemical arms used in Syria a war crime

Ban ki Moon: Chemical arms used in Syria a war crime

Sep 16, – UN leader Ban Ki-moon told the UN Security Council on Monday that the use of chemical weapons in Syria is a “war crime” and demanded the threat of sanctions to back a plan to destroy the arms. Ban made the comments in closed consultations of the 15-nation Security Council at which he […]

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kerry calls Syria chemical weapons talks ‘constructive’

Kerry calls Syria chemical weapons talks ‘constructive’

Sep 13, – US Secretary of State John Kerry has described as “constructive” talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on securing Syria’s chemical weapons. The two men began a second day of talks in Geneva by meeting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. Mr Kerry said he hoped a date could be set for wider […]

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8-year-old Yemeni girl dies from internal injuries on wedding night

8-year-old Yemeni girl dies from internal injuries on wedding night

Sep 09, – Manama: Kuwaitis have called for stringent action against a family in Yemen after their eight-year-old daughter died of internal injuries on the first night of her arranged marriage to a man more than five times her age. Rawan died in city of Hardh in the Governorate of Hajjah in northwestern Yemen, Kuwaiti […]

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