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UNSC warns South Sudan of sanctions

UNSC warns South Sudan of sanctions

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has once again warned the warring parties in South Sudan that it is prepared to impose sanctions against either side that threatens ongoing peace talks. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, who also holds the rotating presidency of the UNSC for the month of August, read the council members’ joint [&hellip

ECOWAS official dies of Ebola

ECOWAS official dies of Ebola

An official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has died of the Ebola disease in the African country of Nigeria. “The ECOWAS Commission announces with deep regret the passing of a staff member of its Lagos Liaison Office, Mr. Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, aged 36,” the group said in a statement on Tuesday. [&hellip

US sends 130 ‘military advisers’ to Iraq

US sends 130 ‘military advisers’ to Iraq

Despite the presence of thousands of American troops in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of 130 more “military advisers” to northern Iraq. “The president has authorized for me to go ahead and authorize about 130 new assessment team members,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday, adding that the troops arrived [&hellip

Gunmen kill Libyan capital police chief

Gunmen kill Libyan capital police chief

Unknown attackers have shot and killed Tripoli police chief Colonel Mohamed al-Suissi in the Libyan capital’s eastern suburbs. According to an unnamed security source, Suissi had participated in a meeting of Tajura municipal council in the eastern suburbs on Tuesday and was on his way back to Tripoli city center when the assault occurred. “Colonel [&hellip

Kiev to create free trade zone in Crimea

Kiev to create free trade zone in Crimea

The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law on the creation of a free trade zone in Crimea nearly five months after the peninsula declared independence from Ukraine to join Russia. On Tuesday, 227 lawmakers at the Ukrainian parliament approved a law on the establishment of a free trade zone in Crimea for ten years. On [&hellip

Study offers infant’s brain new mapping

Study offers infant’s brain new mapping

A group of researchers have demonstrated a novel map to measuring early brain development of infants from birth to three months. The research conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii by using advanced scanning techniques could unveil the growth speed of infant’s brain. The [&hellip

UN urges govts. to avoid Ebola panic

UN urges govts. to avoid Ebola panic

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on governments to avoid panic and fear in the face of the threat posed by Ebola virus, which has so far killed more than 1,000 people. “We need to avoid panic and fear. Ebola can be prevented,” Ban told reporters at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, [&hellip

Israel wreaks havoc on Gaza Strip

Israel wreaks havoc on Gaza Strip

Israel has wreaked massive destruction on the besieged Gaza Strip and has made Palestinians’ lives a misery in its latest war on the blockaded territory, Press TV reports. Israel launched its latest war on the blockaded Gaza Strip on July 8. The Israeli attacks on Gaza’s population of over 1.8 million have worsened the already [&hellip

Pakistan in ‘proxy war’ against India

Pakistan in ‘proxy war’ against India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Pakistan is involved in “a proxy war of terrorism” against his country, as tensions slowly rise between New Delhi and Islamabad over a disputed territory. Modi made the remarks during his visit to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. “Pakistan has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, [&hellip

Boko Haram kills over 100 in Nigeria

Boko Haram kills over 100 in Nigeria

More than 100 civilians and several soldiers have been killed during clashes between Nigerian military forces and Takfiri Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. A military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday that Nigerian government forces on Monday tried in vain to regain control over the border town of Gwoza, [&hellip