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Greece Frees 4 Migrant Charity Workers Pending Trial, Including Mardini

Greece Frees 4 Migrant Charity Workers Pending Trial, Including Mardini

Greek authorities on Wednesday released from pre-trial detention four members of a charity working with migrants who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping migrant smuggling, their lawyer said. Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained international attention when she

Report: Terrorism Deaths Declined in 2017

Report: Terrorism Deaths Declined in 2017

The Global Terrorism Index 2018 published by the Institute of Economics and Peace showed that the total number of deaths decreased by 27 per cent in 2017. Western Europe recorded a marked fall of 52 percent in terrorism.

Curbing Climate Change Would Reap Huge Health Benefits- UN

The United Nations says curbing climate change will have huge benefits for people's health worldwide. The World Health Organization said Wednesday that meeting the 2015 Paris accord's goals would significantly cut global air pollution, saving a million lives each year by 2050. Fossil fuels tha

Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison

Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison

Turkey defied on Friday a plea by European leaders to release the former leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from prison. A Turkish court ruled on Friday that Selahattin Demirtas, former co-chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and one of Turkey's best known politicians, will rema

Russia to Receive Hamas, Fatah Officials in December

Russia to Receive Hamas, Fatah Officials in December

Russian Foreign Ministry sent an official invitation for Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh to visit Moscow next month. The office of Haniyeh said the invitation was conveyed by the head of Russia’s mission to the Palestinian National Authority, Aidar Aganin, during a meeting in Gaza.

SKorea to Buy Israeli Radar Systems in $300-Million-Worth Deal

SKorea to Buy Israeli Radar Systems in $300-Million-Worth Deal

Israel's ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, has won an order worth around 300 million dollars to sell two advanced radar systems to South Korea. Informed sources said that under the deal South Korea would adopt the two Green Pine Block C radar to boost its capa

Israel Approves Appointment of New Army Chief of Staff

Israel Approves Appointment of New Army Chief of Staff

Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved the appointment of Aviv Kochavi, a former military intelligence head, as the army's new chief of staff, a government source said. Kochavi will take up his new position at the start of 2019, succeeding General Gadi Eisenkot. He was selected for the job by now

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