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Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

BEIRUT – At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said. On Wednesday, the state government denied the town had fallen. Officials […]

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament
By September 2, 2014 Read More →

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raúl Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, has given an unprecedented “no” vote in the Cuban parliament to a workers’ rights bill she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

UK: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

UK: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs

New powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects’ passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said. It was “abhorrent” British citizens had “declared their allegiance” to groups like Islamic State, he told MPs. He said the inability to stop UK terrorists returning home from overseas was “a gap in […]

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James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper
By August 24, 2014 Read More →

James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper

British and American intelligence services have identified the man suspected of beheading US journalist James Foley as a UK citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, the Sunday Times reported.

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates. The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack. The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located. “We heard a lot of gunshots, and we saw people running […]

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency

A health official in Abidjan, Nigeria, displays a leaflet about the Ebola outbreak The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) said the spread of the virus in West Africa was an international health emergency. WHO says 961 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year, two of them in Nigeria. The […]

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak on Wednesday showed new signs of spreading, as Nigeria confirmed a second death plus five new cases. The new cases in Nigeria raise concerns that the virus will spread further in Africa’s most populous nation, with its 174 million residents. Meanwhile, Liberia has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak […]

Widow of soldier killed by Hamas gives birth to a girl
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Widow of soldier killed by Hamas gives birth to a girl

Galaitu Kshaun names baby Tal-Or, to bring to light the heroism of her father, killed 10 days ago by gunmen who emerged from a tunnel inside Israel By Yifa Yaakov Ten days after her husband was killed in battle by Hamas gunmen inside the Israeli border with Gaza, the widow of Warrant Officer Bayhesain Kshaun, […]

U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis
By July 27, 2014 Read More →

U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis

The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador speak at the Organisation of American States on Jul. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS WASHINGTON – As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepare to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging U.S. lawmakers […]