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23:53, 29 July 2014 Tuesday
Turkey delivers medical aid to Gaza
17:09, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Turkey delivers medical aid to Gaza

When they reached Gaza, the three shipments were received by the Palestinian Red Crescent


Religious displacement hits peak in 2013 US report
15:45, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Religious displacement hits peak in 2013: US report

Syria, Central African Republic and Burma lead the world in displacing people on grounds of religious identities, according to report


Rocket blasts off with U S 'neighborhood watch' spy satellites
11:03, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Rocket blasts off with U.S. 'neighborhood watch' spy satellites

General William Shelton, head of Air Force Space Command, likened GSSAP to a "neighborhood watch program" that will keep tabs on other countries' satellites.


Russia sanctions threaten to blow euro zone off course
17:16, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Russia sanctions threaten to blow euro zone off course

The uncertainty comes at a bad time for the 18 countries in the euro zone, whose economy is already in the doldrums.

Kalashnikov sends 'condolences' to sanction-struck U S consumers
15:54, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Kalashnikov sends 'condolences' to sanction-struck U.S. consumers

"Kalashnikov regrets that consumers are faced with such a problem," said spokeswoman Yekaterina Boni.

15:10, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Ethiopia, Egypt to resume Nile dam talks on Aug. 26

Cairo and Khartoum had earlier accepted a proposal by Addis Ababa to hold the talks in Sudan in the third week of August.

Global nuclear power contribution falls to lowest since 1980s
13:23, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Global nuclear power contribution falls to lowest since 1980s

Discounting the bulk of Japan's 48 reactors due to their long-term outage, the report said the number of operating units in the world has fallen to 388, 50 less than the peak in 2002.

U S judge signs order to seize Kurdish oil from
11:35, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

U.S. judge signs order to seize Kurdish oil from tanker off Texas

The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying some 1 million barrels of crude worth about $100 million, arrived off the coast of Texas on Saturday but has yet to unload its disputed cargo.

09:57, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

S. Africa's metal workers end their strike

Over 200,000 NUMSA-affiliated metalworkers declared a nationwide strike on July 1 to demand a 15-percent pay raise for laborers and a ban on labor brokers

UN warns of sanctions for oil trading with Syria Iraq
09:34, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

UN warns of sanctions for oil trading with Syria, Iraq militants

The council said in a statement that any trade in oil ISIL or Nusra Front, would violate United Nations sanctions as both groups have been blacklisted.


Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels to blame for explosions
16:50, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels to blame for explosions

Propaganda materials from the National Liberation Army (ELN), which regularly attacks oil facilities in Latin America's fourth largest economy, were left at the sites of the explosions, police

Magnitude 6 3 quake hits Mexico
14:28, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Mexico

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Clara, Veracruz, was felt in Mexico City

Peru s Humala seeks to revive presidency
13:11, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Peru’s Humala seeks to revive presidency

President announces boost to state spending in Independence Day speech

Brazil's Rousseff condemns 'massacre' in Gaza
12:15, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Brazil's Rousseff condemns 'massacre' in Gaza

Brazilian president calls military offensive in Gaza a "massacre," but denies any break in diplomatic ties with Israel

U N blacklists operator of NKorean ship seized in Panama
10:59, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

U.N. blacklists operator of NKorean ship seized in Panama

After the weapons were discovered, Cuba acknowledged it was sending "obsolete" Soviet-era weapons to be repaired in North Korea and then returned to Cuba.

Guerrillas attack infrastructure in Colombia
10:08, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Guerrillas attack infrastructure in Colombia

With peace talks due to restart next month, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have launched attacks threatening the country's water supply


Turkey's Erdogan quot glad quot to return U S Jewish
16:19, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Turkey's Erdogan "glad" to return U.S. Jewish group award

A letter released by Erdogan's office called on the U.S. group to condemn the Israeli government's policies


Palestinian succumbs to injuries in W Bank
14:08, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Palestinian succumbs to injuries in W. Bank

A 21-year-old Palestinian, Alaa Azaer, died of gunshot injuries he sustained in clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting a deadly Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip


Gaza massacre is generating crisis in American Zionists- report
17:51, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Gaza massacre is generating crisis in American Zionists- report

Providing many examples of ongoing debate around Gaza massacre among Zionists, Philip Weiss from Mondoweiss draws an important picture

U S Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance
17:23, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance

The White House has been working closely with lawmakers, privacy experts and technology companies to secure Senate passage of what it considers critical legislation

Canada temporarily pulls diplomats out of Libya
15:58, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Canada temporarily pulls diplomats out of Libya

The African country is sliding into a state of anarchy as rival militia forces battle for control in the capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi.

US Russia has violated 1987 missile treaty
10:56, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

US: Russia has violated 1987 missile treaty

The Obama administration has accused Moscow of conducting missile tests in contravention of a 1987 treaty, amid an ongoing diplomatic row with Russia.

U S officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism
10:02, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

The Obama administration has struck back at pointed criticism from Israel over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest effort to broker a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.

09:40, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Four Ethiopian athletes missing in U.S.

The four, a 17-year-old boy and three women between the ages of 18 and 20, had finished their events when they were reported missing

Libya is paying for legal defense of al-Liby
09:37, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Libya is paying for legal defense of al-Liby

Al-Liby's lawyer, Bernard Kleinman, told U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan that a foreign government was paying his fees but declined to identify the country earlier


In Eid Zambia Muslims reach out to fellow countrymen
12:02, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

In Eid, Zambia Muslims reach out to fellow countrymen

Muslims currently account for between 5 and 12 percent of the country's total population of roughly 14.2 million.


Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil
17:18, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil

Three years after Gaddafi's fall, the OPEC nation has failed to control ex-rebel militias who refuse to disband and who are threatening the unity of the country

8 killed in fresh Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
15:40, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

8 killed in fresh Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Militants group stormed the Katarko town, about 25km from Damaturu, the provincial capital of northeastern Yobe state, and shot dead eight people


Belgium seeks to label products from Israeli settlements
13:58, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Belgium seeks to label products from Israeli settlements

The labels Belgium has in mind would mainly apply to fruit and vegetables grown in Jewish settlements in the Jordan Valley of the West Bank

Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting- UPDATED
13:48, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting- UPDATED

Officials said 14 people, including five children, were killed in fighting on Monday evening in the town of Gorlovka/Horlivka

Thousands march in Denmark against attacks on Gaza
12:08, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Thousands march in Denmark against attacks on Gaza

European Parliamentarian Margrete Auken addressed a rally in Copenhagen calling for a permenant solution

Ukraine requests US military aid to support gains
09:54, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Ukraine requests US military aid to support gains

In a telephone with U.S. Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, his Ukrainian counterpart Valeriy Heletey calls for US assistance in consolidating victories in the eastern provinces

EU reaches deal on new names for Ukraine sanctions
09:32, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

EU reaches deal on new names for Ukraine sanctions

Diplomats will hold more talks on Tuesday to try to forge agreement on broader economic sanctions on Russia, targeting capital markets, defence and sensitive technology

UN says 14 000 have fled Crimea since joining Russia
09:20, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

UN says 14,000 have fled Crimea since joining Russia

The fourth report from the United Nations' human rights agency on Ukraine said most of those leaving were Tatars and other minorities who faced 'intensified' discrimination

UK forces to join NATO exercise in Poland
09:06, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

UK forces to join NATO exercise in Poland

The U.K. will send a battle group to Poland as relations between Russia and NATO members plummet over Ukraine


17:55, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Dozens of casualties reported in attack in East Turkestan

Xinhua news agency gave no further details about the attack in Shache County, Kashgar Prefecture, or why it was only being reported on Tuesday.

China probes powerful former security chief for graft
16:39, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

China probes powerful former security chief for graft

The ruling Communist Party has decided to probe Zhou for suspected "serious disciplinary violations", the official Xinhua news agency said in a brief dispatch, using the usual euphemism for corruption.

Philippines to propose no action to raise tension in sea
13:49, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Philippines to propose no action to raise tension in sea disputes

Southeast Asian foreign ministers will hold security talks with various counterparts including those from the United States, China and the European Union in Myanmar next month

China's war games disrupt civilian air traffic
12:57, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

China's war games disrupt civilian air traffic

Live-fire drills will be held for the next five days off China's coast in the East China Sea opposite Japan

Karzai's cousin and Ghani ally killed in Afghan attack
11:09, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Karzai's cousin and Ghani ally killed in Afghan attack

Hashmat Karzai was hosting an event at his house for the Eid al-Fitr holiday when a man set of hidden explosives


Senior Yemeni officer gunned down in Abyan
17:37, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Senior Yemeni officer gunned down in Abyan

Called Abdullah al-Maaraji, the slain officer was the commander of the Yemeni army's infantry brigade that fought against Al-Qaeda in Lawdar District in 2012

Hamas accuses Israel of targeting Gaza civilians denies ceasefire
17:07, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Hamas accuses Israel of targeting Gaza civilians, denies ceasefire

"Israel's targeting of civilians proves its failure to confront the Palestinian resistance," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement.

Death toll from Israel's Gaza onslaught climbs to 1158
16:45, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Death toll from Israel's Gaza onslaught climbs to 1158

In the latest Israeli attacks in the embattled territory on Tuesday, two people were killed when Israeli troops shelled eastern Rafah. An Israeli raid also targeted a house in the southern city of Khan Younis, killing 17 family members.

Israel urges civilians to avoid Gaza border areas
11:59, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Israel urges civilians to avoid Gaza border areas

The warning came shortly after five soldiers were killed in clashes near the border area of Nahal Oz when Palestinians used a tunnel to infiltrate Israel.

Gaza's sole power plant knocked out by Israeli strike
11:52, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Gaza's sole power plant knocked out by Israeli strike

A thick column of black smoke rose from the facility, which supplies the territory with two-thirds of its energy needs

Iran leader calls Israel quot rabid dog quot urges arms
10:41, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians

Khamenei criticised the United States and European countries for what he said were their efforts to limit the military capacity of Palestinian fighters in the enclave.

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader kill 34 overnight
10:25, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, kill 34 overnight

Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh and flattened it before dawn. More than 30 people were killed in the assaults from air, land and sea, residents said

5 more Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza operation Army
10:12, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

5 more Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza operation: Army

According to official Israeli figures, three civilians – along with the 53 troops - have been killed since the hostilities began. The Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades has claimed to have killed at least 110 Israeli troops

Hamas wants end to Gaza blockade as part of truce
09:48, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

Hamas wants end to Gaza blockade as part of truce

Having suffered so much, many would see a truce that returned Gaza to the status quo under a stifling Israeli-Egyptian blockade as a defeat

In Gaza feast brings no joy to children
09:36, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

In Gaza, feast brings no joy to children

The feast this year comes while the Palestinian enclave still reels under an Israeli aggression

More than 2 300 Syrians killed during Ramadan
09:12, 29 July 2014 Tuesday

More than 2,300 Syrians killed during Ramadan

The Syrian Network For Human Rights said the Syrian armed forces accounted for more than 1,900 deaths


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