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The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has identified six countries at risk for spread of the Ebola virus disease, stressing that it is working with them to ensure that full surveillance, preparedness and response plans are in place. WHO estimates that the ongoing Ebola out break has so...

Russia is continuing to build up troops along its border with Ukraine and moving sophisticated weapons across the border, a Pentagon spokesperson said Friday. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Russian military forces are part of those movements. Russian forces are "facilitating the...

The European Union said Friday that it "deeply regrets" the execution of two death row inmates in Japan earlier in the day, stressing that the bloc remains firmly opposed to the practice irrespective of the nature of the crimes committed. Mitsuhiro Kobayashi, 56, and Tsutomu Takamizawa, 59 were hanged...

The Massachusetts Air National Guard has confirmed that the pilot of an F-15C Eagle aircraft that crashed earlier this week in remote mountains near Deerfield Valley in Virginia was killed in the accident. Officials said the pilot's name is being withheld pending notification of family members. Media...

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Chinese central government as well as authorities in Hong Kong authorities to refrain from impeding peaceful protests or other means of peaceful expression. The rights group noted that large protests are likely to take place in Hong Kong when...

Senegal on Friday confirmed the first case of Ebola infection in the country, making it the fifth West African nation to be affected by the ongoing outbreak. Senegal's health minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters that the patient was a young man from Guinea who traveled to Senegal despite being...

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...