Friday 22 August 2014

Saudi donates to $100m anti-terrorism centre

Saudi Arabia has donated $100 million to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) during a joint press conference at the UN headquarters recently. Present at the conference were UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the US Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jube


Libya calls for UN aid to quell militia fighting

Libya's parliament on Wednesday voted to disband the country's militia brigades and called on the United Nations to protect civilians in an effort to end the worst fighting between armed factions since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Lawmakers appeared to be seeking to


Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

Nuri Al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement. Taking to state television as acting premier, Ma

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