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Cuba praises US terror list pledge

Cuba praises US terror list pledge

​Cuba has welcomed as “fair” a US decision to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it should never have been on the list in the first place. The move comes amid a normalisation of ties between the US and Cuba. The Caribbean country’s presence on the list alongside Syria, Iran [&hellip

‘Libya unity talks to resume in Morocco’

‘Libya unity talks to resume in Morocco’

Talks between rival parliaments in Libya on forming a unity administration will resume in the coming days, diplomatic sources have confirmed.  An official in the parliament based in the capital, Tripoli, said Tuesday that it will dispatch its delegation to the UN-sponsored talks to Morocco on Wednesday. “Our delegation will arrive on Wednesday to start [&hellip

Marco Rubio to run for US president

Marco Rubio to run for US president

Republican Senator Marco Rubio has entered the presidential race set to be held in the United States in January 2016. The junior US Senator from Florida announced his bid for the presidency in a conference call on his top donors in Miami on Monday. Rubio told his supporters that he felt “uniquely qualified” for the [&hellip

Abbas hails Russia role in Middle East

Abbas hails Russia role in Middle East

​The president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has lauded Russia’s role in the Middle East, highlighting the significance of Moscow’s “constant presence” for the Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas made the comments in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the capital Moscow on Monday. “Constant presence of Russia in the region is very important for [&hellip

Le Pen out of French polls over Holocaust

Le Pen out of French polls over Holocaust

The founder of France’s far-right National Front political party has announced plans to withdraw from regional elections amid differences with his daughter and party leader over his persisting denial of the Holocaust. The announcement by Jean-Marie Le Pen came in an interview with the Le Figaro daily published on Monday, after his daughter Marine Le Pen, who now leads the right-wing [&hellip

Saudi Arabia hitting Yemen infrastructure

Saudi Arabia hitting Yemen infrastructure

Saudi Arabia is razing the infrastructure of Yemen to the ground,  says Yemen’s armed forces and popular committees spokesman as Riyadh keeps pounding its neighbor. Colonel Sharaf Luqman said in a press conference on Monday that civilians and Yemeni infrastructure have been the target of the Saudi aggression against Yemen, adding, “Saudi Arabia is the international supporter of terrorism.” A lot [&hellip

‘Israeli settlers violating int’l law’

‘Israeli settlers violating int’l law’

​Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Israeli settlement farmers in the occupied West Bank are using Palestinian child laborers in dangerous conditions in violation of international laws. The New York-based group said in a report released on Monday that Palestinian children as young as 11 years old work on Israeli settlement farms to grow, harvest and [&hellip

‘Number of European militants in Syria 6k’

‘Number of European militants in Syria 6k’

​The number of the European Union (EU) nationals who are fighting along with Takfiri militants in Syria may be as high as 6,000, a top EU official says. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova made the remarks in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro on Saturday. “At the European level, we estimate that 5,000-6,000 [&hellip

Brazilians stage anti-gov’t protests

Brazilians stage anti-gov’t protests

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Brazil to protest against alleged government corruption, calling for the resignation of President Dilma Rouseff. Authorities said some 682,000 people marched in 195 cities across the country, with the largest turnout in business center Sao Paulo. This is while organizers put the number of [&hellip

Turkey recalls envoy in genocide row

Turkey recalls envoy in genocide row

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican for consultation amid a worsening diplomatic row over Pope Francis’ comments describing the 1915 killing of Armenians “the first genocide of the 20th century.” “Our ambassador to the Vatican Mr0 Mehmet Pacaci is being recalled back to Turkey for consultations,” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement [&hellip