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UN Security Council urges world to help Iraqi government

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8: The UN Security Council on Thursday (Aug 7) urged governments to help Iraq cope with a humanitarian crisis sparked by a jihadist offensive that has left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on the run. The 15-nation Council issued the appeal as the United States was weighing action including possible airdrops to trapped civilians and France ...Full Article

US mulls action in Iraq, warns of ‘catastrophe’

WASHINGTON, Aug 8: The United States warned on Thursday (Aug 7) a jihadist offensive in northern Iraq could provoke a “humanitarian catastrophe,” amid reports that President Barack Obama was ...Full Article

Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine

ZHDANIVKA, Ukraine, Aug 8: A Ukranian fighter jet tumbled to earth in a fireball on Thursday (Aug 7) after it was blasted out of the air while flying low ...Full Article

Russia retaliates against Western sanctions with food ban

MOSCOW, Aug 8: Russia retaliated against tough new Western sanctions on Thursday (Aug 7), banning most food imports from the United States and the European Union and threatening to ...Full Article

Obama: too early to send experimental Ebola drug to Africa

WASHINGTON, Aug 7: US President Barack Obama said Wednesday it was too soon to send experimental drugs for the treatment of Ebola to West Africa, which has been hardest ...Full Article

Israel, Hamas at odds over truce extension

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Aug 7: Israel and Hamas appeared at odds on Thursday (Aug 6) over prolonging a 72-hour Gaza ceasefire, with the Jewish state indicating it would ...Full Article

US and Africa should boost security cooperation: Obama

WASHINGTON, Aug 7: President Barack Obama said on Wednesday (Aug 6) the United States wants to help Africa fight extremist unrest and international terrorism, as a high-level summit turned ...Full Article

Putin hits back with ban on food from sanction nations

MOSCOW, Aug 7: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (Aug 6) slapped one-year bans and limits on food and agricultural imports from nations that have imposed sanctions on Russia over ...Full Article

WHO calls ethics meeting over experimental Ebola drug

GENEVA, Aug 7: The World Health Organisation said on Wednesday (Aug 6) it was convening an ethics meeting next week to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ...Full Article

Indonesia’s Prabowo starts election court challenge

JAKARTA, Aug 6: Indonesian ex-general Prabowo Subianto angrily claimed widespread cheating cost him victory in the country’s presidential election at the start of legal challenge to the results Wednesday ...Full Article