7:51 pm July 2, 2015 | No Comment
Of the 1.8 million people who live in Gaza – a population growing by 50,000 a year – nearly two-thirds are dependent on aid in some form or another. It is the United Nations’ longest-running relief operation, set up in 1949.
9:47 am July 2, 2015 | No Comment
The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies warned on Thursday.
8:33 am July 2, 2015 | No Comment
Their inability to detect clandestine atomic programs in Iraq and North Korea shadows Western officials as they seek to curb Iran’s known nuclear activities and keep it from pursuing others in secret.
6:18 am July 2, 2015 | 7 Comments
Tens of thousands of Greeks with Australian ties are now forming the biggest wave of immigration from Greece since the country’s civil war in the 1940s sent more than 150,000 Greeks to Australian shores.
5:26 am July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
The suicide bombing in a Kuwait mosque has raised concerns about the number of young Saudi men willing to travel to attack Shiites in smaller Gulf Arab states and so make good on a threat by Islamic State to step up violence in the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
4:51 am July 2, 2015 | No Comment
The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first US secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.
8:57 pm July 1, 2015 | No Comment
Unlike the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in rickety boats, few people die on the Hungary-Serbia border, so the spot garners less attention. But this year it overtook Italy as the biggest entry point to the EU for illegal migrants.
1:25 pm July 1, 2015 | No Comment
More than 135,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea in the first half of 2015, with most of the burden being borne by countries in southern Europe, according to a new report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
1:18 pm July 1, 2015 | No Comment
As he preached, Bishop Ira Combs was flanked by a man on each side of the pulpit, each armed with handguns beneath their suit coats. Other members of the church's security team were scattered among the crowd. Congregants did not know who was armed and who was not ̶ an undercover approach that is part of the security plan.
9:09 am July 1, 2015 | No Comment
Families whose homes were destroyed in a massive grassland wildfire in Washington state were returning to scenes of destruction on Tuesday as firefighters fought to contain the virtually unchecked blaze, officials said.
8:40 am July 1, 2015 | No Comment
Greece made last-minute overtures to its international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday, but it was not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund.
4:56 pm June 30, 2015 | No Comment
The gunman who killed 39 people in a Tunisian beach hotel attack last week was in contact with militants in Libya and likely received training there, an official source said on Tuesday.
11:10 am June 30, 2015 | No Comment
Israeli forces boarded a boat leading a protest flotilla of foreign activists to the blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Monday and forced it to sail to an Israeli port, the Israeli military said.
10:59 am June 30, 2015 | No Comment
Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.
10:04 am June 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
Amnesty International has accused the Egyptian authorities of jailing young activists to quell unrest under one of the toughest crackdowns in the country's history.
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