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Kazakhstan marks anniversary of nuclear test site closure

Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test again. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the shutting down of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site by Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union conducted more than 450 tests with a cumulative power output equal to 2,500 Hiroshima bombs, Kazakh Ambassador to Jordan Bulat Sarsenbayev said. Interviewed by The Jordan Times […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in World | Read More »

US expands human trafficking blacklist to 23

United States again expanded its network . The Obama administration on Monday nearly doubled the number of countries that may face U.S. sanctions for not doing enough to combat human trafficking, calling on those and other nations to get serious and take tough steps to eradicate the lucrative illicit practice. In its annual Trafficking in […]

August 28th, 2011 | Posted in World | Read More »

Egyptian government bans export of palm leaves to Israel

Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry has announced a ban on the export of palm leaves to Israel starting this year and for the coming two years, a decision that some news reports have linked with recent violence along the Egyptian border with Israel in the past week. Tensions have been high between the Israeli and Egyptian governments […]

August 28th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Food,Health,World | Read More »

42 children killed in Bangladesh bus crash

A vehicle packed with schoolchildren returning home from a soccer tournament crashed into a canal in south-eastern Bangladesh, killing at least 42, a police official said. About 60 children between ages 8 and 12 were on the vehicle that crashed, and the death toll may rise as more bodies are feared trapped inside the sunken […]

August 28th, 2011 | Posted in World | Read More »

British PM recalls parliament, boosts police to 16,000 as London riots enter 3rd day

British PM recalls parliament, boosts police to 16,000 as London riots enter 3rd day Britain’s parliament has been recalled from its summer holidays for a special debate on the riots that have swept London and other major cities, Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday. “My office this morning has spoken to the Speaker of the […]

August 25th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Chronology of the crisis in Libya

A little over six months of protests that led to civil war, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is about to be ousted after the entry of the rebels in Tripoli and arrested three of his children. Here is a timeline of events leading to the conflict since the outbreak of the protest movement to end the […]

August 24th, 2011 | Posted in Politics,World | Read More »

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