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Turkey signs historic migration agreement with EU

Turkey signed an agreement with the European Union Monday that allows EU governments to deport illegal immigrants in EU coming from Turkey back to Turkey, according to Reuters. Read More »

Coal in the global energy landscape

An abundant, affordable energy resource, coal provides 30 percent of the world’s energy, 41 percent of the world’s electricity generation and factors into 70 percent of the world’s steel production. Read More »

Stopping diseases between humans and animals

With more than half of all human infections originating in animals, experts say a multi-sectoral, global response to zoonoses – diseases passing between animals and humans – is urgently needed. Read More »

Iran quits nuclear talks after US sanctions move

Iran has halted fraught nuclear talks with the West, saying that Washington has acted contrary to the spirit of a ‘landmark agreement’ established last month. Read More »

New concerns over safety of common anesthetic

Patients receiving the widely used anesthesia drug etomidate for surgery may be at increased risk or mortality and cardiovascular events, according to a study in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). Read More »

Daughter takes Kennedy’s peace torch to Japan

Caroline Kennedy was just 20 years old when she accompanied her uncle, the late Senator Edward Kennedy, to Hiroshima, site of the first U.S. bomb attack that killed 140,000 people on August 6, 1945. Read More »

Yemen: Drone strike kills 15 civilians attending wedding

Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had  been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy. Read More »

Lawyer for ‘Bin Laden doctor’ flees Pakistan

A lawyer for the jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden has fled the country because of safety fears, a colleague and relatives said. Read More »

Gauging Moscow’s active foreign policy

Last month, the Russian government had high level talks with the Japanese, South Korean, Vietnamese, Egyptian and Serb governments, which indicate actual and potential gains, without seeming to lose anything. Read More »

Thai PM dissolves parliament, calls snap election

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament on Monday and called a snap election, but anti-government protest leaders pressed ahead with mass demonstrations seeking to install an unelected body to run the country. Read More »

China’s first stealth drone

The test flight of China’s first stealth drone, in November 2013, makes China leap from drones to combat drones. Read More »

The road ahead after breakthrough over Iran

Even cynics must admit that the time comes in international relations when long frozen situations suddenly thaw causing positive change for international peace and security. Read More »

Economic self-reliance enhances empowerment of rural women

After achieving economic self-reliance, hundreds of distressed rural women have set up a glaring example in empowering them in northern Bangladesh through contributing a lot towards attaining sustainable social uplift. Read More »

Rare cause of anemia in newborns often overlooked

Some babies diagnosed with and treated for a bone marrow failure disorder, called Diamond Blackfan Anemia, may actually be affected by a very rare anemia syndrome that has a different disease course and treatment, say scientists from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Read More »

Mandela family speaks: ‘Thank you’

The family of the late President Nelson Mandela say they are humbled by the support they have received from President Jacob Zuma, the medical team that attended to Madiba and messages from all people in South Africa and abroad. Read More »

Bengal under the English Rule (1757-1905)

When Bengal was colonized by the East India Company in the second half of the 18th century, it was the richest jewel on the British crown. Read More »

Snowden to speak to European Parliament via video link

The European Parliament is planning to hold a video conference with fugitive NSA analyst, Edward Snowden, concerning the US spying on European citizens, a source in the Assembly told RIA Novosti on Friday. Read More »

Why Turkey backed down from past positions on Syria?

This allegation about Turkey having changed its past position on the ongoing crisis in Syria is based on the new approach that the Turkish government has taken to the Syrian government the most important highlights of which include: Read More »

China raises diplomatic temperature in Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden concluded his Asia tour in South Korea on Friday following earlier meetings in Japan and China. Biden’s trip coincided with a moment of significant regional tension following China’s declaration last week of a new “Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).” Read More »