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Tunisia lifts state of emergency

Tunisia lifts state of emergency

The president of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that triggered the Arab Spring. “The president and commander-in-chief of the armed…

Iran announces latest missile

Iran announces latest missile

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said it had acquired missiles with multiple warheads, the latest armaments advance to be claimed by the country. At a ceremony held on Wednesday, Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan…

KSA, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar

KSA, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar

  Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have said they are withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar because Doha had not implemented an agreement among Gulf Arab countries not to interfere…

Amnesty International says Australia’s refugee stance hurts its reputation

Amnesty International says Australia’s refugee stance hurts its reputation

Australia has been taken to task by Amnesty International for failing to take in more refugees fleeing crises around the world. In its review of 2013’s global humanitarian trends, Amnesty…

Morsi accused of leaking state secrets

Morsi accused of leaking state secrets

Egyptian state prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohamed Morsi of leaking state secrets in a plot to destabilise Egypt. At the second hearing of his trial for espionage on Sunday, Morsi, along…

Imposes sanctions on Ukrainian officials

Imposes sanctions on Ukrainian officials

The European Union has agreed to impose a travel ban and asset freeze on Ukrainian officials who are deemed responsible for the violence in the country, according to EU foreign…

Sold WhatsApp for $19 billion

Sold WhatsApp for $19 billion

A lot of things can happen in a few years’ time and it can even make you a billionaire. That is exactly what happened to WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton. He…

Iran nuclear talks ended on a positive note

Iran nuclear talks ended on a positive note

The opening round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers has ended on a positive note, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further…

Ukraine President agrees truce with opponents

Ukraine President agrees truce with opponents

(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said late on Wednesday that he had agreed a “truce” with opposition leaders after 26 people were killed in street clashes, ahead of meetings…

Suicide blasts in southern Beirut

Suicide blasts in southern Beirut

A twin suicide bombing hit the southern suburbs of Beirut during the morning rush hour, killing at least five people and wounding more than 100 in an attack targeting Iran’s…