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Palestinians to push for Israeli withdrawal at the UN
Palestinian officials will submit a draft resolution to the UN on Wednesday calling for a withdrawal of Israeli troops from the occupied territories despite the threat of a US veto, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said
Nuclear Waste Poses Environmental Risk in Washington State
US Government Accountability Office report revealed that storage tanks holding 68 million gallons of nuclear waste in Hanford in the US state of Washington are corroding faster than anticipated
Pakistan mourns 141 slain in Taliban school attack
Pakistan is mourning as the nation prepares for mass funerals for 141 people, most of them children, killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the country's northwest.
Nigerian oil workers’ strike enters third day
Nigerian oil workers have continued an indefinite strike for a third day, demanding the passage of a long-awaited bill aimed at overhauling the country’s oil sector, Press TV reports
Iran's Judiciary Chief Condemns CIA Torture Program
Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani deplored the CIA torture program as a free fall of ethical values in the American society
French health minister seeks to ban new 'e-joints'
France's health minister is looking to curtail sales of a new electronic cigarette containing cannabis that was launched on Tuesday, claiming it will "incite" people to use marijuana
Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' 2016 presidential bid
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Tuesday announced plans to “actively explore” raising money for a possible 2016 presidential campaign. Bush is the brother of former US president George W. Bush and the son of former president George H. W. Bush
Bahraini regime forces clash with demonstrators
Bahraini regime’s security forces have once again engaged in fierce clashes with a group of protesters, using teargas canisters and rubber bullets to disperse them
ISIL executes 150 Iraqi women for not marrying militants
The ISIL terrorist group has executed 150 women in the Western Iraqi province of Anbar for refusing to marry Takfiri militants
Life on Mars more likely? Curiosity discovers methane, other organic chemicals
The Curiosity rover has found traces of methane and other chemicals on Mars marking the first “definitive detection” of organic matter on the Red Planet. Researchers however say it doesn’t immediately prove living organisms exist on Mars
Iran Urges UNSC's Firm Response to Israeli Aggressions on Syria
Iran's top security official Ali Shamkhani demanded the UN Security Council to show strong reaction to the Zionist regime's recent air strikes on Syria
Gov't Spokesman Plays Down Effects of Oil Price Fall on Iran's Economy
Iranian Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht underlined that the country is ready to defuse the possible impacts of the fall in crude prices over the Iranian economy, ensuring that the government can manage the country even with lower oil revenues
Rouhani Sees No Way for World Powers but to Negotiate with Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined his government's determination to remove the cruel sanctions against the country, and said the world powers have no way out but to sit to the negotiating table with Tehran
North Korea Urges UN Security Meeting on CIA Torture
North Korea's UN envoy Ja Song-Nam urged the UN Security Council to put the issue of CIA torture on the agenda
500 Students Taken Hostage in Taliban Attack on Pakistani School
Five have been killed and 40 have been wounded in a Taliban attack on a Pakistani school where 500 students and teachers have been taken hostage in the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan.
Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiator in London talks
Top US diplomat John Kerry meets chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat Tuesday hoping to avert a diplomatic crisis over a UN bid to force Israel to withdraw from Palestinian land
EU agrees to impose new sanctions against Crimea
The EU foreign policy chief says Brussels has agreed to impose new sanctions against Crimea, stressing the bloc will not recognize its reunification with the Russian Federation
Interview
US, Israeli regime increasingly isolated: Analyst
US, Israeli regime increasingly isolated: Analyst
A political commentator says Israel and its main supporter, the United States, have become increasingly isolated in the world
Scott Rickard: US committing crimes worldwide
Scott Rickard: US committing crimes worldwide
A recent Senate report that shows the CIA misled the public on its torture program indicates the criminal nature of Washington’s actions, says an American analyst.
US-Led Anti-ISIL Coalition Aimed at Justifying US Intervention in Syria
US-Led Anti-ISIL Coalition Aimed at Justifying US Intervention in Syria
Yuram Abdullah Weiler, a Colorado-based writer and political critic, believes that the broad international coalition against ISIL is a massive media event to justify direct US intervention in Syria
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