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Death toll in W.Africa Ebola epidemic reaches 2,630 - WHO

Sep 19, 2014

Death toll in W.Africa Ebola epidemic reaches 2,630 - WHO

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 2,630 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history, which has so far infected at least 5,357 people in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. In an update on the epidemic, which is raging through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and has spread into Nigeria and Senegal, the WHO said there were no signs yet of it slowing. "The upward epidemic trend continues in the three countries that have widespread and intense transmission - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone," the United Nations health agency said. #United States #India #China #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #opinion
Iran "Happy" singers get suspended jail, lashes - website

Sep 19, 2014

Iran "Happy" singers get suspended jail, lashes - website

DUBAI (Reuters) - Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video singing along to the American pop song "Happy" were given suspended sentences of 91 lashes and six months in prison for obscene behaviour, a news website on Thursday quoted their lawyer as saying. Another defendant who faced 'heavier charges' in relation to the video was handed a suspended sentence of one year in jail and 91 lashes by the authorities on Wednesday, the Iran Wire site quoted Farshid Rofugaran as saying. #Politics #United States #India #Business #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Obama to tout U.S. climate plan at U.N. summit

Sep 19, 2014

Obama to tout U.S. climate plan at U.N. summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will highlight strides the United States has made on climate change when he addresses a major U.N. climate summit next week, senior administration officials said on Thursday #Obama #China #Technology #France #climate change #Arabic #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico
Islamic State releases video it says shows British journalist John Cantlie

Sep 19, 2014

Islamic State releases video it says shows British journalist John Cantlie

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media. The Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, has already beheaded two American journalists and one British aid worker in recent weeks in what it said was reprisal for U.S. air strikes against it in Iraq #India #Business #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

Sep 19, 2014

Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or break the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum with global consequences. Its verdict should be clear around breakfast time on Friday. Polling booths closed at 2100 GMT from remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow with surveys suggesting Scots were almost equally divided in a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad #United States #India #China #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #european #opinion

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Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

Sep 19, 2014

Can The US Overcome Arab States' Internal Rivalry To Fight ISIS Effectively?

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry succeeded in bringing together a heterogeneous coalition of 10 Arab states to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But behind the official handshakes and the protocol-dictated smiles, the chances ... #Syria #Middle East #John Kerry
Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

Sep 18, 2014

Arab Bank lawyer evokes Adam Lanza’s mom in terror trial

Arab Bank is not responsible for financing terrorist attacks against Israel any more than the mother of Adam Lanza is culpable for the mass murder of 20 Newtown, Ct., schoolchildren, the bank's lawyer argued Thursday in Brooklyn Federal Court... #Syria #Middle East #John Kerry
Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

Sep 18, 2014

Cheaper Oil No Big Threat to Gulf Economies, a Boon for North Africa

Falling oil prices may prove the best medicine for economies in the Arab world, rebalancing growth towards countries struggling to recover from the Arab Spring uprisings without doing major damage to the oil exporters of the Gulf... #Syria #Middle East #John Kerry