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Egypt's military focus is at home, not on Islamic State - minister

Sep 17, 2014

Egypt's military focus is at home, not on Islamic State - minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign minister has suggested his country might not provide military assistance to the United States for its battle against the Islamic State militant group, saying the army was focused on the home front. #United States #India #Egypt #Brazil #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

Sep 17, 2014

Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of a day-old wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

Sep 17, 2014

Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them temporary and limited self-rule. But though Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko savoured a historic triumph with parliament's seal of approval for the EU deal, his peacemaking efforts drew derision from separatists and some mainstream politicians, while his military reported three more deaths of Ukrainian servicemen despite an 11-day ceasefire. "No nation has ever paid such a high price to become Europeans," Poroshenko told parliament referring to the bloody conflict that has gripped Ukraine since his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovich, walked away from the EU pact last November in favour of closer ties with Ukraine's former Soviet master, Russia #facebook #United States #China #Business #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Mexico #opinion
Obama says Africa Ebola epidemic 'spiralling out of control'

Sep 17, 2014

Obama says Africa Ebola epidemic 'spiralling out of control'

ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiralling out of control" and exhorted the global community to move faster and contribute more help to contain the spread of the deadly disease. #Business #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion

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Obama says Africa Ebola epidemic 'spiralling out of control'

Sep 16, 2014

The Associated Press names Lynne O'Donnell as Kabul bureau chief

Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's coverage of Afghanistan at a time of transiti... #Afghanistan #Kabul #Middle East #Cairo
Obama says Africa Ebola epidemic 'spiralling out of control'

Sep 16, 2014

The Associated Press names Maya Alleruzzo as Middle East regional photo editor

Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press... #Iraq #Afghanistan #Middle East #Cairo
Obama says Africa Ebola epidemic 'spiralling out of control'

Sep 14, 2014

Americans express ambivalence over a new Mideast military plunge

As the afternoon sun blazed down on the 9/11 Memorial, Derek Cooper weighed another U.S. military plunge into the Middle East... #Iraq #Afghanistan #Middle East #Cairo