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UN Gaza agency forced to suspend aid to refugees

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

A shortfall in funding has forced the UN agency in Gaza (UNWRA) to suspend aid to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to homes damaged in the conflict last summer.

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Family of Jordanian pilot urges ISIL prisoner swap for his release

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

Hundreds of people join the relatives of a Jordanian pilot held hostage by ISIL to urge their government to meet the demands of the militants.

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Obama first US president to attend India National Day parade

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:37 PM

India's annual National Day parade has been attended by an American president for the first time.

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Egyptians make history in 18 days

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:36 PM

Egyptians brought an end to the Mubarak government in just 18 days, but the four years since then have been chaotic.

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Did Egypt’s army manipulate the revolution?

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:46 PM

Four years after the uprising, the military is seen as the only beneficiary of the revolt by Egyptians.

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Yemen president quits amid worsening crisis

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:41 PM

There are signs that Yemen is falling deeper into turmoil - just hours after the President stepped down.

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New Saudi King greeted by well-wishers in Riyadh

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:41 PM

Saudi King Salman greets hundreds of well-wishers after the burial of his brother, King Abdullah.

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Japan condemns apparent IS execution

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:41 PM

Japan calls for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by ISIL, after an audio recording claims a fellow Japanese captive has been executed.

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Houthis take over Yemen presidential palace

Thursday, 22 January 2015 1:00 PM

Houthi fighters have taken full control of Yemen's presidential palace in the capital Sanaa after a brief clash with the compound's security guards, witnesses and security sources say.

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China economy posts slowest growth in 24 years

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:54 PM

Growth in China has slowed to its lowest rate in more than 20 years and its economy is expected to lose more momentum in 2015.

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Yemen clashes throw capital into chaos

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:54 PM

Yemen Houthi have announced a new ceasefire after fighting raged in the capital for most of Monday.

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Economic concerns loom over the World Economic Forum

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:54 PM

Switzerland's decision to stop pegging its currency to the Euro has made this year's forum in Davos one of the most expensive yet.

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EU pledges better cooperation with Muslim countries in the fight against terror

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:41 PM

"We are determined to do what is necessary to keep Europe safe from the terrorist threat," said British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Monday, 19 January, 2015.

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ICC opens inquiry into Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Sunday, 18 January 2015 12:27 PM

The International Criminal Court has launched an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

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China to tighten internet controls

Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:39 PM

China is aiming to tighten its reign on cyber security. The country's cyber watchdogs want internet users to register their real identities when using media applications and online forums.


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