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Obama, Merkel ‘concerned’ over Ukraine fighting

Obama, Merkel ‘concerned’ over Ukraine fighting

​US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about their concern over a “significant increase in violence” in eastern Ukraine. Separatists have recently launched a series of new offensives. The White House said the leaders spoke by phone on Tuesday while Air Force One briefly stopped at an US base in Germany [&hellip

‘Do not expect Greece to clear debt’

‘Do not expect Greece to clear debt’

The top economic spokesman for Greece’s victorious Syriza Party says it would be unrealistic to expect the country to repay its massive debt in full. “I haven’t met an economist in their heart of hearts that will tell you that Greece will pay back all of that debt. It can’t be done,” said Euclid Tsakalotos [&hellip

Israel attacks Syria army positions

Israel attacks Syria army positions

The Israeli regime has launched attacks on Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights. According to reports, the Israeli warplanes carried out three overnight raids on the Syrian army positions hours after the regime forces fired artillery rounds into the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Tel Aviv claims the attacks were carried out in [&hellip

Syria gov’t, opposition meet in Russia

Syria gov’t, opposition meet in Russia

Syrian government representatives and opposition parties have begun their negotiations in the Russian capital, Moscow, in a bid to resume long-stalled peace talks. “Opposition members who are visiting Moscow on these days have sat down to negotiate with a formal delegation from Damascus led by Syrian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari,” a [&hellip

‘3k S Sudan kid soldiers to go free’

‘3k S Sudan kid soldiers to go free’

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 3,000 South Sudanese children recruited as soldiers during the violence that has plagued the world’s youngest nation will be gradually released. UNICEF announced on Tuesday that the children, aged between 11 and 17, were recruited by the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) Cobra Faction, led by David Yau [&hellip

US to increase military budget: Report

US to increase military budget: Report

The United States Defense Department is set to increase its military budget eight percent, according to “pre-decisional” Pentagon documents. The documents obtained by the Associated Press on Tuesday said President Barack Obama would ask for $534 billion for the core budget of the Pentagon that is a $38 billion hike. The budget includes $5.3 billion [&hellip

UN warns of refugee crisis in Iraq

UN warns of refugee crisis in Iraq

The UN food agency has warned of a looming refugee crisis across the relatively peaceful southern regions of Iraq. The World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday the humanitarian situation in the governorates of Najaf, Karbala and Babel was reaching “critical levels.” Abeer Etefa, the WFP spokeswoman, said those “receiving the aid are entirely dependent [&hellip

Lack of funds stops Gaza rebuilding

Lack of funds stops Gaza rebuilding

​The United Nations has stopped rebuilding of homes in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip amid freezing temperatures, citing lack of fund from pledged donors. “The agency has exhausted all funding to support repairs and rental subsidies,” The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced in a Tuesday statement. [&hellip

Libya hotel attack leaves 10 dead

Libya hotel attack leaves 10 dead

After an hours-long standoff with security forces, two assailants who entered a hotel in Tripoli have taken their own lives. They killed five guards and four foreign guests in a hotel popular among government officials. Gunmen stormed the luxury Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli on Tuesday, beginning a standoff that killed five guards and four foreigners, [&hellip

Japan PM slams ISIL execution threat

Japan PM slams ISIL execution threat

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has strongly condemned a threat by Takfiri ISIL terrorists to kill a Japanese national along with a Jordanian pilot unless Amman releases a female member of the terror group. “This was an utterly despicable act, and I am appalled,” Abe told reporterson Wednesday. “I have instructed all ministers to work [&hellip