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Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki step aside

Jul 26, 2014

Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki step aside

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside. Speaking through an aide who delivered a sermon after Friday prayers in the holy city of Kerbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said leaders should show flexibility so that political deadlocks could be broken and Iraq could confront an insurgency. Maliki has come under mounting pressure since Sunni militants led by the hardline Islamic State swept across northern Iraq last month and seized vast swathes of territory, posing the biggest challenge to Maliki's Shi'ite-led government since U.S #facebook #United States #Japan #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico
First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone capital on the run

Jul 26, 2014

First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone capital on the run

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease. #facebook #United States #China #Arabic #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Israel rallies behind army in Gaza war

Jul 26, 2014

Israel rallies behind army in Gaza war

KFAR AZAR Israel (Reuters) - When 20-year-old Israeli soldier Daniel Pomerantz died in a Hamas ambush in the Gaza Strip, his small village near Tel Aviv decided they finally needed a cemetery to bury their dead. #facebook #Politics #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

Jul 26, 2014

EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector. #Legal #facebook #China #Business #Technology #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Despite Syria rift, Hezbollah pledges full support to Hamas

Jul 26, 2014

Despite Syria rift, Hezbollah pledges full support to Hamas

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah pledged full support on Friday to the Palestinian group Hamas in its conflict with Israel despite a deep rift between the two militant organisations over the civil war in Syria. #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Russia #Israel #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion

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Despite Syria rift, Hezbollah pledges full support to Hamas

Jul 25, 2014

Pope Francis is coming to America next year: report

Philadephia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput confirmed that the pontiff has officially accepted an invitation to head the World Meeting of Families next year...
Despite Syria rift, Hezbollah pledges full support to Hamas

Jul 25, 2014

The best ice cream parlors in America

America's favorite ice cream parlor isn't about gimmicks and ploys. There is no breast milk or insect-laced ice cream at Island Creamery in Virginia...
Despite Syria rift, Hezbollah pledges full support to Hamas

Jul 23, 2014

Delta's earnings up with Latin America, domestic passengers

Airline passenger revenue rose the most from Latin America and domestic traveler...
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