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Due to climate change, Vanuatu villagers seeking higher ground – ‘It’s time to plan for the long term’

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Top Stories, World

Due to climate change, Vanuatu villagers seeking higher ground – ‘It’s time to plan for the long term’

Due to climate change, Vanuatu villagers seeking higher ground – ‘It’s time to plan for the long term’

Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi’s old Jeddah

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi’s old Jeddah

Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi’s old Jeddah

Car bomb rips through Italy consulate in Cairo – Kuwaitis in Egypt safe * Islamic State claims responsibility

Posted by on 11/07/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Car bomb rips through Italy consulate in Cairo – Kuwaitis in Egypt safe * Islamic State claims responsibility

Car bomb rips through Italy consulate in Cairo – Kuwaitis in Egypt safe * Islamic State claims responsibility

CAIRO: A car bomb outside Italy’s consulate in Cairo yesterday killed one person, the first attack on a foreign mission since jihadists began a campaign against Egypt’s security forces two years ago. The early morning explosion was heard across the city and wrecked the facade of the building, part of a large complex that also […]

Yemen’s humanitarian ceasefire fails to hold – Bombings and heavy fighting break UN truce

Posted by on 11/07/2015
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Yemen’s humanitarian ceasefire fails to hold – Bombings and heavy fighting break UN truce

Yemen’s humanitarian ceasefire fails to hold – Bombings and heavy fighting break UN truce

SANAA: A UN-proposed truce in Yemen, aimed at delivering desperately needed aid to millions threatened with famine, failed to take hold yesterday as clashes and Saudi-led coalition air strikes persisted. The six-day ceasefire formally went into effect just before midnight Friday, but clashes between Iran-backed Shiite rebels and fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour […]

Yemen’s humanitarian ceasefire fails to hold – Bombings and heavy fighting break UN truce

Yemen’s humanitarian ceasefire fails to hold – Bombings and heavy fighting break UN truce

Posted by on 11/07/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Yemen’s humanitarian ceasefire fails to hold – Bombings and heavy fighting break UN truce

SANAA: A UN-proposed truce in Yemen, aimed at delivering desperately needed aid to millions threatened with famine, failed to take hold yesterday as clashes and Saudi-led coalition air strikes persisted. The six-day ceasefire formally went into effect just before midnight Friday, but clashes between Iran-backed Shiite rebels and fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour […]

Iran, powers struggle to overcome deadlock – Talks hit 15th day

Posted by on 11/07/2015
Filed under Europe, Middle East, Top Stories, World

Iran, powers struggle to overcome deadlock – Talks hit 15th day

Iran, powers struggle to overcome deadlock – Talks hit 15th day

VIENNA: World powers huddled again yesterday behind closed doors on the 15th day of negotiations seeking a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, with no sign of any end to the nail-biting deadlock. Despite a warning from US Secretary of State John Kerry that he would not sit at the negotiating table forever, an Iranian […]

Serbia PM attacked in Srebrenica – Vucic hit in head by stone, glasses broken * Thousands mark massacre’s 20th ‘versary

Posted by on 11/07/2015
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Serbia PM attacked in Srebrenica – Vucic hit in head by stone, glasses broken * Thousands mark massacre’s 20th ‘versary

Serbia PM attacked in Srebrenica – Vucic hit in head by stone, glasses broken * Thousands mark massacre’s 20th ‘versary

SREBRENICA: An angry crowd disrupted a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Muslims in Bosnia, hurling stones at Serbia’s premier and forcing him to flee the event marking Europe’s worst atrocity since World War II. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic had just laid a flower at a monument for the […]

Pope takes message of equality to Paraguay – Country has region’s highest rates of inequality

Posted by on 11/07/2015
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Pope takes message of equality to Paraguay – Country has region’s highest rates of inequality

Pope takes message of equality to Paraguay – Country has region’s highest rates of inequality

ASUNCION: Pope Francis brought his message of equality to Paraguay Friday, on the third and final stop of a South America tour that has burnished his reputation as a powerful voice for the downtrodden. The pope was greeted by tens of thousands of people as he made his way from the airport to downtown Asuncion, […]

Typhoon Chan-hom swipes eastern China – More than a million people evacuated

Posted by on 11/07/2015
Filed under Asia, World

Typhoon Chan-hom swipes eastern China – More than a million people evacuated

Typhoon Chan-hom swipes eastern China – More than a million people evacuated

SHANGHAI: Typhoon Chan-hom swiped eastern China yesterday, paralysing transport links and devastating farmland as authorities evacuated more than a million people, the government and state media said. The storm, which killed five people in the Philippines earlier in the week and injured more than 20 people in Japan yesterday, made landfall at around 4:40 pm […]

S Carolina Confederate flag is gone, but others remain – Vestiges of Civil War-era unlikely to vanish soon

Posted by on 11/07/2015
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S Carolina Confederate flag is gone, but others remain – Vestiges of Civil War-era unlikely to vanish soon

S Carolina Confederate flag is gone, but others remain – Vestiges of Civil War-era unlikely to vanish soon

COLUMBIA, South Carolina: The Confederate battle flag no longer flies at South Carolina’s Statehouse, now relegated to a room filled with other relics of the state’s secession. Other vestiges of the Civil War-era South are unlikely to vanish so soon. Several states have taken or are considering action to remove the flag and other Confederate […]

Former Saudi FM Prince Saud dies – Amir offers condolences * Tributes pour in for long-serving ex-FM

Posted by on 10/07/2015
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Former Saudi FM Prince Saud dies – Amir offers condolences * Tributes pour in for long-serving ex-FM

Former Saudi FM Prince Saud dies – Amir offers condolences * Tributes pour in for long-serving ex-FM

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Saud Al-Faisal, who was the world’s longest-serving foreign minister with 40 years in the post until his retirement this year, has died, the ministry spokesman said Thursday. He was 75. The tall, stately Prince Saud was a fixture of Mideast diplomacy, representing the oil-rich Gulf powerhouse as it wielded its influence […]

Amir, state officials pay tribute to former Saudi FM – ‘Architect of the Saudi foreign strategy’

Posted by on 10/07/2015
Filed under Kuwait, Other News, Top Stories, World

Amir, state officials pay tribute to former Saudi FM – ‘Architect of the Saudi foreign strategy’

Amir, state officials pay tribute to former Saudi FM – ‘Architect of the Saudi foreign strategy’

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences late on Thursday to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia over the passing by of former foreign minister Saud Bin Faisal Al-Saud. In the cable, His Highness the Amir said that the Kingdom […]