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  • Flying into the danger zone!

    Date: Wed, 30/07/2014 - 15:14

    The Federal Aviation Administration prohibits air travel and flight activities in these countries: Libya: Antiaircraft arsenals available to all.
  • The War on Gaza Still Persists

    Date: Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:00

    Israeli raids still persist on the Gaza Strip during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. A UN school has been hit in the northern Gaza Strip and according to the local emergency services at least 20 Palestinians were killed. According to eyewitnesses, tanks would...
  • Only dialogue leading to win-win solutions can bring peace to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Date: Tue, 29/07/2014 - 16:40

    IPU is working to convene as soon as possible a Regional Round Table of Israeli and Palestinian MPs to effectively engage both sides in genuine dialogue aimed at finding a win-win solution for all people in the region.
  • MH17 investigators unable to access crash site

    Date: Tue, 29/07/2014 - 08:10

    Fighting in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions continued. The MH17 investigative team was unable to access the crash site owing to fighting in the area. The mayor of Kremenchuk city was assassinated. Protests against partial mobilisation in Chernivtsi region...
  • Japanese schoolgirl beheaded by school friend

    Date: Mon, 28/07/2014 - 14:35

    A 15-year old Japanese schoolgirl has been arrested and accused of strangling her classmate, severing her head and cutting off one of her hands. The decapitated body of the victim was found in the girl’s blood-soaked apartment located in Sasebo, south west of Tokyo....
  • More victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash flown back home

    Date: Sun, 27/07/2014 - 09:47

    The human remains of more victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were flown to the Netherlands. Protests against military mobilisation continued in western Ukraine. The Prosecutor’s Office in Kharkiv city informed the SMM that 10 anti-Maidan activists – arrested...
  • US evacuates embassy staff from Libya due to militia clashes

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 16:36

    The US says it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. Staff, including marine guards providing security to the embassy, have been transferred to Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between...
  • McDonald's in Russian court case over standards

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 13:45

    Russia's most prominent consumer watchdog has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's in Moscow, urging the restaurant chain to withdraw certain products. Rospotrebnadzor said its inspectors in the city of Novgorod, western Russia, had found violations of food standards by...
  • Nigeria 'placed on red alert' over Ebola death

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 13:11

    Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus. The man died after arriving at Lagos airport on Tuesday, in the first Ebola case in Africa's most populous country....
  • Malaysia PM to discuss access to MH-17 crash site with Dutch PM

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 11:56

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Saturday he would meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was shot down. A statement issued by his office...