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What I say to the UK Foreign Office on ISIS
Russia firmly supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to combat terrorism in all its aspects. It is necessary to unite the efforts of the country’s political movements and parties to confront the common threat posed by the IS terrorist group.

22.10.2014 14:07

Inquiry launched into Israeli attacks on UN Gaza schools
The UN will probe deadly Israeli attacks on Gaza facilities it ran and the use of UN sites to store weapons, allegedly by Hamas.

22.10.2014 05:11

The Trans-Pacific Partnership – one sick treaty?
The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase patent protection for the benefit of big pharmaceutical companies, but are such policies really in the interests of global health?

21.10.2014 13:48

Duma calls on US to lift Cuba embargo
Russia’s Lower House has approved a motion to the UN General Assembly and international parliamentary groups calling for the end of the economic, financial and trade embargo of Cuba introduced by the USA in 1961.

21.10.2014 12:51

Palestine wants UN vote on 2016 deadline for Israeli troop pullout
The Palestinian government is seeking a UN Security Council vote on a resolution in the next two months that would set a deadline – November 2016 – for the IDF to withdraw from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

18.10.2014 07:05

​British Big Pharma warns Ebola vaccine will come 'too late' to halt spread
One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies says a vaccine to tackle Ebola will “come too late” to curb the current epidemic, as the UK and other European countries begin screening passengers for the virus at international airports.

17.10.2014 09:52

Moscow refutes reports that Russia, US agreed to share intel on ISIS
Russia has refuted media reports that Washington and Moscow have agreed to share intelligence on Islamic State terrorists. The news reports followed Wednesday talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

16.10.2014 19:30

Ebola epidemic might trigger major food crisis - UN
The United Nations and non-governmental organizations believe an Ebola crisis that continues to strengthen in the coming months will cause food shortages that could devastate regions in West Africa hit hardest by the virus.

16.10.2014 14:07

IAEA to aid West Africa's fight against Ebola
The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that it will be participating in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, providing specialized diagnostic equipment to quell the spread of the disease which has killed more than 4,400 people.

14.10.2014 15:43

Israel's plan to build 600 new homes in E. Jerusalem earns UN’s anger
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his frustration at Israel’s settlement program, which plans 600 new homes in East Jerusalem. The new units are set to expand four existing settlements in the Palestinian city.

13.10.2014 12:43

​Prestige does not necessarily mean progress: A history of the Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize has stirred controversy for decades. Who decides on the winners of this prestigious award, and does their choice reflect courage or conformity?

13.10.2014 10:23

​Libyan crisis pushes number of refugees to 300,000 - UN
The United Nations refugee agency has said that a spike in violence between rival militias has displaced about 287,000 Libyans from their homes. Meanwhile UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tripoli Saturday for talks with the warring factions.

11.10.2014 19:48

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