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British Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday that UK's terror threat level from international terrorism had been raised from "substantial" to "severe" after taking the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria into consideration. It is the second highest of five possible UK threat levels. The move implies...

The European Union on Friday strongly condemned the detention of UN peacekeepers serving in the Golan Heights by armed militants and demanded their unconditional and immediate release. According to information released by the UN, the 43 Fijian peacekeepers from the UN Disengagement Observer Force...

The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals, suspected of aiding Iran's controversial nuclear program. The new US sanctions, imposed by the State Department and Treasury Department, target those suspected of involvement in Teheran's disputed...

Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has denounced the recent killing of Palestinian journalist Abdullah Murtaja. Murtaja, who reported for the Aqsa satellite channel, died on August 25. He was reportedly hit during the shelling...

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said Thursday it will provide an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The announcement brings USAID's commitment for the Ebola response to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014. Jeremy...

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the detention of UN peacekeepers serving in the Golan Heights amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, and demanded their unconditional and immediate release. According to information released...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was officially sworn in as Turkish president at a brief ceremony held in the parliament on Thursday, following his victory in the country's first ever public election for head of state. In his presidential oath, Erdogan pledged to protect Turkey's independence and integrity, ...

Fighters belong to the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers after seizing control of an airbase in the north of the country, media reports citing a rights group said Thursday. News agencies...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that he is alarmed by what seems to be a "dangerous escalation" in the crisis in Ukraine with reports indicating the fighting in the eastern part of the country has spread near the border with Russia. "The international community cannot allow...

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday released new satellite images showing Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1552, adding that the deadly virus has infected at least 3069 people in the four nations most impacted by the disease. According to WHO's latest update, 647 Ebola...

A senior United Nations relief official has told the UN Security Council that there has been some improvement recently on humanitarian access to Syria for the first time in six months. Nevertheless, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha...

The United States has welcomed the opening of Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline between Romania and Moldova, noting that the pipeline enables Moldova to get gas directly from the EU and international markets for the first time. "The United States congratulates the people of Moldova and Romania and the European...

The United Nations Security Council has reiterated its continued concern over the alarming situation in the Sahel region of Africa and reaffirmed its commitment to address the complex security and political challenges in the region. In a presidential statement issued late Wednesday, the 15-member...

On Friday, EU energy Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger will hold talks with the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow. The aim is to discuss a range of gas issues in particular security of gas supply to and transit through Ukraine and secure supply to the EU in the next winter, the European...