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Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic - charity

Mar 03, 2015

Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic - charity

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday. An increasingly mobile global population makes deadly outbreaks more likely, with the emergence of two new diseases a year that can be spread between animals and humans making stronger health systems crucial, Save the Children said. #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #Health #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #children #author
Bomb near top Cairo court house kills two; other blasts hit capital

Mar 03, 2015

Bomb near top Cairo court house kills two; other blasts hit capital

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo, the health ministry said, the deadliest attack in three blasts to hit the Egyptian capital on Monday. The repeated security incidents in Cairo have raised concern over the effectiveness of security forces who have pledged to end Islamist militant violence bedevilling government efforts to revive investment and foreign tourism crucial to the economy and stability of the Arab world's most populous country. An Interior Ministry statement said the bomb exploded under a car near the courthouse, wounding police and civilians #Business #facebook #India #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Netanyahu warns Obama on Iran deal, says he means no disrespect

Mar 03, 2015

Netanyahu warns Obama on Iran deal, says he means no disrespect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel's survival and insisted he had a "moral obligation" to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue. Even as he set the stage for a Washington visit that has strained U.S.-Israeli relations, Netanyahu sought to lower the temperature ahead of his controversial address to Congress on Tuesday, saying he meant no disrespect for Obama and appreciated U.S #United States #Obama #India #Middle East #Israel #Argentina #President #opinion #jewish
Islamist militants shell two Libyan oilfields, port pipeline damaged

Mar 03, 2015

Islamist militants shell two Libyan oilfields, port pipeline damaged

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamist militants shelled Libya's Bahi and Mabrouk oilfields on Monday, damaging a pipeline to the Es Sidra oil port, a spokesman for forces protecting energy infrastructure said. Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State have been blamed for attacks last month on an oilfield and pipeline in Libya, where two rival governments are battling for control #United States #India #France #Middle East #markets #Entertainment #author #opinion
Kerry presses Russia's Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

Mar 03, 2015

Kerry presses Russia's Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face "consequences" that could further hit Russia's faltering economy #India #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #author #opinion