Tag Archives: Egypt

Iran's October missile test violated UN ban -expert panel

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The medium-range Emad rocket that Iran tested in October was a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, which makes it a…

Romanian parliament bans smoking in bars and playgrounds

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania extended a smoking ban on Tuesday to include bars & playgrounds, becoming the latest European Union state to strengthen anti-smoking controls. Prior to the bill, which…

WHO to distribute medical supplies in Yemen under ceasefire

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday that under a U.N.-brokered ceasefire it had begun delivering urgent medical supplies in Yemen, where health services…

AP report on slave-peeled shrimp spurs calls for boycott

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials & human rights activists called on Americans to stop buying fish & shrimp tied to supply chains in Thailand, where The Associated Press has…

Putin: Russia provides air cover to Syrian opposition group

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has provided air cover to a leading Western-backed opposition group in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said Friday, calling for closer coordination with the U.S.-allied coalition —…

Iraq urges U.N. council to demand immediate Turkish troop withdrawal

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iraq appealed to the United Nations Security Council on Friday to demand an immediate & unconditional withdrawal of all Turkish troops from northern…

World powers lead frenetic overtime push for climate accord

World powers led an overtime push to seal a deal on Saturday aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, as sleep-deprived envoys battled in Paris over trillion-dollar disputes blocking a deal….

After Tarantino film score, Morricone readies world tour

The maestro has a offensive back & his memory may not be what it was, yet the man behind some of the most famous film music ever can still keep…

U.S. and Russia trade accusations at U.N. over Ukraine conflict

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States & Russia blamed each other on Friday for the continued conflict in Ukraine, with Washington accusing the Kremlin of attempting…

Chinese official: Beijing smog shows need for clean energy

PARIS (AP) — The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: 3:30 p.m. The head of China's delegation at…