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Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

Jul 31, 2014

Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers, military sources said on Wednesday. The armed forces took power on May 22 in a bloodless coup following six months of street demonstrations that contributed to the ousting of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The junta has since purged officials linked to Yingluck and her brother, Thaksin, a former premier himself and widely seen as the power behind Yingluck's government. #India #Business #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #military #Entertainment #opinion
Turkish women laugh online to protest deputy PM's remarks

Jul 31, 2014

Turkish women laugh online to protest deputy PM's remarks

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter on Wednesday to protest comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who had urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values". Melda Onur, a lawmaker from the main opposition party CHP, said on Twitter that Arinc's comments portrayed laughing as a dishonourable act and left women exposed to violence. Arinc criticised the media on Wednesday for taking his comments out of context and focusing on a small part of his speech, in which he said he advised both men and women to adopt "ethical behaviours" #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom
U.S. restricts travel by Venezuelan officials

Jul 31, 2014

U.S. restricts travel by Venezuelan officials

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The United States imposed travel restrictions on Wednesday on some Venezuelan government officials it accuses of rights abuses in a crackdown on protests against President Nicolas Maduro this year. Three months of demonstrations led by hard-line opposition and student leaders earlier this year led to violence that killed 43 people in the South American OPEC member nation's worst unrest for a decade. Demonstrators said they were protesting economic hardships and dictatorial government, but Maduro, who replaced the late Hugo Chavez last year, called them a cover for a U.S.-backed "coup" attempt against him. #facebook #India #China #France #Arabic #Health #Government #Latin America #Netherlands #Mexico
U.N. says 'enough is enough' after another Gaza school attack

Jul 31, 2014

U.N. says 'enough is enough' after another Gaza school attack

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - After another deadly attack on a U.N. school in Gaza sheltering Palestinians from fighting between Israel and Hamas militants, the United Nations declared "enough is enough" on Wednesday and asked - when civilians are warned to leave, where do they go? With 1.8 million people living in a Mediterranean enclave he described as the size of Detroit and Philadelphia, a disheartened U.N. #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Israel #markets #opinion
Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

Jul 31, 2014

Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia announced on Wednesday the quarantine of a number of communities and the closure of schools across the country, the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the measures, part of an action plan that included placing all non-essential government workers on 30-day compulsory leave. As of July 23, 672 deaths have been blamed on Ebola in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to World Health Organization figures #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion

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Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

Jul 30, 2014

Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent

Led by Egypt, a coalition of Arab states has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, posing new obstacles to efforts to end the Gaza conflict... #Israel #Egypt #Hamas #Gaza Strip
Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

Jul 27, 2014

Sympathies divided, Israel's Arab minority is caught in the middle of Gaza war

Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in growing numbers in the Gaza... #Israel #Gaza Strip
Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

Jul 24, 2014

As Much of the World Frowns on Israel, Americans Hold Out Support

The failures of the Arab Spring to spread democracy in the Middle East have left many in America more inclined to side with Israel, which has lost backing elsewhere, analysts say... #Middle East #Pew Research Center #United States #Germany #Israel #Great Britain #Europe #China #Gaza Strip #United Nations Human Rights Council #France #Hamas