Lift Gaza ‘Siege’: Palestinian PM

Lift Gaza ‘Siege’: Palestinian PM

The lifting of the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip must form part of any ceasefire deal, the Palestinian prime minister has said. Speaking during a visit by the UN secretary-general, Rami Hamdallah said it was time for the “siege to stop”. More than 630 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed in the past…

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MH17 Dead to be Flown to Netherlands

MH17 Dead to be Flown to Netherlands

The first bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines plane which crashed in Ukraine last week are to be flown to the Netherlands for identification. A day of mourning is being…

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US Senate Democrats Cut $1 Billion from Obama Border Request

US Senate Democrats Cut $1 Billion from Obama Border Request

US Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children…

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CAR Peace Talks Suspended Due to Seleka Absence

CAR Peace Talks Suspended Due to Seleka Absence

Peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and rebels have been suspended, after the main rebel group failed to show up for the second day of the…

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Sony Invests in Image Sensor amid ‘Selfie’ Boom

Sony Invests in Image Sensor amid ‘Selfie’ Boom

Sony Corp said it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more…

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Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention

Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention

A new series in the medical journal The Lancet says achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be possible unless the human rights of sex workers are recognized. Researchers say sex…

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US and EU Trade Talks to Resume

US and EU Trade Talks to Resume

Officials from the European Union and the US will spend this week in Brussels trying to make progress negotiating a controversial trade deal. The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)…

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Gaza Toll Nears 100

Gaza Toll Nears 100

The death toll from Israeli air strikes on Gaza has risen to 100, BBC reports citing Palestinian source. The Palestinian health ministry says in addition to those killed, 675 people…

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UN Asks Europe to Take Syrian Refugees

UN Asks Europe to Take Syrian Refugees

Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a “miniscule” number while Syria’s neighbors have reached “saturation point”, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.…

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Apple iPhone a Danger to China National Security: State Media

Apple iPhone a Danger to China National Security: State Media

Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc’s iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone’s ability to track and time-stamp user locations. A report by broadcaster CCTV…

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