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Erdogan's tussle with Europe, The shame of the world, Regional support for Venezuela is vital, Scotland's place in the United Kingdom, US reengagement in the Middle East

Added: 25.03.2017 21:49 | 8 views | 0 comments

“It is a matter of grave concern that, according to a UN estimate, twenty million people are facing starvation in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria...," states an editorial. "It is indeed disturbing to note that man-made disasters like war and famine continue to bleed nations while international politics fails to come to a consensus on how to reach a stasis in parts of the Middle East, Northeast Nigeria and vast swathes of Somalia.... We urge the international community to infuse immediate aid to these four war-torn and famine ravaged countries.... It is indeed appalling that in this era of globalisation and scientific breakthroughs, fellow human beings should die of hunger.... The shame is on us all.

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Israel has ignored resolution to stop settlements in Palestinian territories, UN says

Added: 25.03.2017 17:38 | 12 views | 0 comments

Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov also accuses groups including Hamas of continuing to incite 'unacceptable' violence against Jews


Israel ignores U.N. demand for end to settlement building: U.N.

Added: 25.03.2017 17:01 | 2 views | 0 comments

Israel has ignored a demand by the United Nations Security Council to halt settlement building and some Palestinian groups are continuing to incite violence against Jews, U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member body on Friday. It was Mladenov's first report on the implementation a Dec. 23 resolution adopted by the council with 14 votes in favor and a U.S. abstention. Then President-elect Donald Trump and Israel had urged Washington to wield its veto.

Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

Added: 25.03.2017 16:49 | 1 views | 0 comments

A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect on Saturday (Mar 25) - with less fanfare and frustration than expected.


The Real Reasons Behind China's Big Investments In Sri Lanka

Added: 25.03.2017 16:10 | 5 views | 0 comments

China is setting up outposts in the Indian Ocean as part of Beijing’s broader strategy to secure the passage of Middle East oil through the Strait of Malacca and counter American naval hegemony in the region; and have Sri Lanka pay for it!


Donald Trump Just Gave European Airlines a Huge Gift

Added: 25.03.2017 14:05 | 4 views | 0 comments

The new "electronics ban" for flights coming to the U.S. from key Middle Eastern hubs like Dubai and Doha could help European airlines capture more traffic.


US Senate approves settlement backer as Israel envoy

Added: 25.03.2017 14:01 | 2 views | 0 comments

The US Senate on Thursday approved the appointment of President Donald Trump's former bankruptcy lawyer, a supporter of Israeli settlement building, as Washington's ambassador to Israel. Trump's nomination of 58-year-old David Friedman, a man with a history of undiplomatic declarations, had raised concerns about America's commitment to a two-state Middle East peace deal.

Laptop ban 'mystery': Why did the U.S. and U.K. choose different countries

Added: 25.03.2017 13:39 | 13 views | 0 comments

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa.


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