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UN, Syria and the Humanitarian Aid

The humanitarian aid to the Syrian people affected by the war is not reaching many of those in need because of the way the UN is operating according to the international law, through the Syrian authorities. People in areas under the control of the rebels are frequently out of reach because the government denies the […]

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Egyptian court sentences 683 more to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 683 people to death in another mass trial against alleged rioters accused of murder and attempted murder of several police officers in Minya. Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is among them.

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Israel suspends talks with Palestinian Authority over Fatah-Hamas unity deal - Diplomacy and Defense Israel News | Haaretz

Israel suspends talks with Palestinian Authority over Fatah-Hamas unity deal | Haaretz.

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Lavrov Threat to Ukraine

Definitely Russian rulers consider eastern Ukraine as something they somehow own. Speaking about a possible military operation against the pro-russian protesters and militias in Ukraine, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said literally: “If we are attacked, we would certainly respond. If our interests, our legitimate interests, the interests of Russians have been attacked directly, like […]

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International companies and Bangladesh one year after the collapse

Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said today. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set up to support survivors and the families of those who died, said the organisation in a press release.

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The agreement on Ukraine

An agreement to ease the Ukrainian crisis was reached in Geneva on Thursday. Kiev was represented by its government. But who represented the rebels? Maybe Russia?. Do they have authority over them?

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Putin knows

If Putin says Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, it must be true. He won’t say it, but he must know exactly what’s going on in the Eastern regions where armed groups have seized official buildings and are asking for independence from Kiev and even the annexation to the Russian Federation, as Crimea did.

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Military spending falls in the West, rises everywhere else

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012. The fall comes from decreases in Western countries, led by the United States, and despite increases in all other regions. In fact, military spending in the rest of the world excluding the USA increased by 1.8 per cent, according to SIPRI.

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Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

The Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats in just four days, said the UNHCR.

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NATO, Russia military and Ukraine

NATO accuses Russia to have made a military build up near the Ukrainian border and proved it with some satellite images taken between late march and early april.

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