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Jordanian envoy to Libya kidnapped

Jordanian envoy to Libya kidnapped

Jordan’s ambassador to Tripoli has been kidnapped by unknown assailants. Said Lassoued, the spokesperson for Libya’s Foreign Ministry, said that Jordanian ambassador to Libya Fawaz Aitan was kidnapped on Tuesday after masked gunmen attacked his car. “The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning. His convoy was attacked by a group of hooded men on board [&hellip

‘US charges over Ukraine baseless’

‘US charges over Ukraine baseless’

Russia has dismissed US accusations of Moscow’s involvement in Ukraine’s tensions, calling them unfounded. In a phone conversation with US President Barack Obama on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said reports regarding Russia’s “alleged interference” in Ukraine are “based on inaccurate information.” The Kremlin said in a statement released on the same day that Putin [&hellip

Spaniards hold anti-monarchy demo

Spaniards hold anti-monarchy demo

Hundreds of Spaniards have taken to the streets of the capital Madrid to protest against the scandal-stricken monarchy. Spaniards staged a large protest rally in Madrid on Monday, demanding a democratically elected head of state. Waving the Republican flags, the demonstrators blocked traffic as they made their way to a central square in the capital [&hellip

Forgery scandal hits S Korea spy agency

Forgery scandal hits S Korea spy agency

South Korea’s intelligence chief has vowed to overhaul his embattled agency amid a scandal involving senior agents charged with fabricating evidence in an espionage case. Nam Jae-joon said Tuesday that he pledged to conduct a “bone-crushing” overhaul of the investigative methods at the country’s National Intelligence Service (NIS). The intelligence chief also apologized and took [&hellip

‘Black tomatoes healthier than red ones’

‘Black tomatoes healthier than red ones’

American scientists have bred a new strangely-colored variety of tomatoes called Indigo Rose, which is being heralded as a new superfood with even greater health benefits than normal red varieties. The new type of tomatoes was bred by Professor Jim Myers at the University of Oregon in the United States. The idea came about when [&hellip

‘Brits no more proud in nationality’

‘Brits no more proud in nationality’

The pride of British people in their national identity has fallen to an all time low, a new study shows. Figures from the British Social Attitudes survey, to be published later this year, revealed earlier this week that only a third of people are “very proud” to be British, compared with 43 percent a decade [&hellip

Chile blaze death toll reaches 15

Chile blaze death toll reaches 15

A massive fire in Chile’s historic port city of Valparaiso has left 15 people dead and thousands homeless. Chile’s Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said on Tuesday that the blaze have forced the evacuation of around 11,000 people so far and that local emergency units are evacuating 700 more families whose homes could be lost if [&hellip

Kiev urges UN to send troops to Ukraine

Kiev urges UN to send troops to Ukraine

Ukraine’s acting president has called for the deployment of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping troops in the eastern part of the country as tensions escalate in several major cities of the region. In a telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, Oleksandr Turchynov said Ukrainian security forces and UN peacekeepers could jointly [&hellip

Egypt’s Sisi submits bid for president

Egypt’s Sisi submits bid for president

Egypt’s former defense minister, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities. “Lawyer Abu Shoqa submitted the required documents on behalf of Sisi that include endorsements by citizens, medical reports, and an application for his candidacy,” media outlets quoted Ahmed [&hellip

Toll from Nigeria twin bombings hits 71

Toll from Nigeria twin bombings hits 71

Twin bomb explosions at a bus station outside Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja have killed at least 71 people and severely injured 124 others. Nigerian security officials say the blasts occurred at the bus station packed with commuters on the outskirts of Abuja on Monday. The death toll rose to 71 after several people succumbed [&hellip