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  • ukraine Published in: 7 November 2014 Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks into its territory

    Amid rising tensions and fresh violence, Ukrainian authorities on Friday accused Russia of sending dozens of its military vehicles into its territory — though the Kremlin have knocked down such reports as unfounded and “provocative.” At a briefing Friday, Ukrainian defense spokesman Andriy Lysenko said that 32 tanks, 16 D-30 howitzers and 30 KamAZ heavy […]

  • worst-transport-for-women-1-horizontal-gallery Published in: 30 October 2014 Where are the world’s most dangerous transit systems for women?

    Alarming findings related to women’s safety have come to light with the release of a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey that looks at harassment on public transportation systems in the world’s largest cities. According to the new report, six in 10 women in major Latin American cities report they’ve been physically harassed while using transport systems, […]

  • ratko mladic story top Published in: 24 October 2014 Mass grave evidence to be presented in Ratko Mladic’s case

    Prosecutors will be allowed to present more gruesome evidence against a former Bosnian Serb military commander who has been on trial for genocide since 2012. A United Nations-backed International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia announced Thursday that the court will hear details about a mass grave investigators believe has ties to Ratko Mladic. Investigators […]

  • WHO sends extra medics to Mali as it announces new Ebola vaccine trials Published in: 24 October 2014 WHO sends extra medics to Mali as it announces new Ebola vaccine trials

    The World Health Organization is sending additional medical experts to Mali to help handle its first confirmed Ebola case, a spokesman said Friday, as a senior WHO official announced accelerated vaccine trials. A 2-year-old girl was diagnosed with Ebola in Mali on Thursday, having been brought into the country from neighboring Guinea, where the current […]

  • _78424962_024405897-1 Published in: 23 October 2014 Total boss death: Moscow airport chiefs quit over crash

    The Moscow airport said in a statement that it had accepted the resignations of Andrei Dyakov and his number two, Sergei Solntsev. Russian prosecutors have also detained five airport workers over the crash. Christophe de Margerie and the private aircraft’s three crew were killed when the aircraft hit a snow plough. The Dassault Falcon plane […]

  • _78490007_024439743 Published in: 23 October 2014 Kosovo minister Enver Hoxhaj makes historic Serbia visit

    The Kosovan foreign minister hailed warmer ties between the two sides, and urged his hosts to agree to a peace treaty that would recognise Kosovo’s independence. Kosovo has been recognised by more than 100 countries. But Serbia, backed by Russia and other states, has refused to do so. Kosovan Albanians waged a secessionist war against […]

  • Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media Published in: 27 August 2014 Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media

    Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday. Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda, stormed Tabqa air base near Raqqa city on Sunday after days of fighting […]

  • Nigeria former anti-graft tsar defects to scandal-hit, ruling PDP Published in: 19 August 2014 Nigeria former anti-graft tsar defects to scandal-hit, ruling PDP

    Nigeria’s former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu has defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party to contest a state election, in a filip for President Goodluck Jonathan, whose PDP has been reeling from high profile corruption scandals. Analysts said his move was a big blow to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). A report by Ribadu’s […]

  • Islamic State fighters halt Iraqi offensive to recapture Saddam's home town Published in: 19 August 2014 Islamic State fighters halt Iraqi offensive to recapture Saddam’s home town

    Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive on Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans “in any place”. In Geneva, the United Nations refugee agency announced a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half […]

  • Governor of Iraq Sunni heartland says U.S. to help against militants Published in: 14 August 2014 Governor of Iraq Sunni heartland says U.S. to help against militants

    The governor of Iraq’s Sunni heartland province of Anbar said he has secured a promise of U.S. support in a battle against the Islamic State, reviving an alliance that helped thwart an earlier Sunni militant threat, from al Qaeda. Ahmed Khalaf al-Dulaimi told Reuters his request, made in meetings with U.S. diplomats and a senior […]

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