- 17:14 | In the world Tunisia chief: New security system had been set for July 1
unisia's president says that a system of heightened security for the fasting month of Ramadan had been set to be in implemented on July 1, before the beach attack that killed 38 tourists.
Source: The Daily Star
- 17:00 | In the world A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows
Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.
- 16:28 | In the world Islamic State beheads female civilians for first time in Syria
The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday.
- 16:05 | In the world Mediterranean migrants: Italy begins to recover bodies
The Italian Navy is attempting to recover the bodies of about 800 migrants who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean on 19 April.
- 15:47 | In the world Iranians guardedly optimistic as deadline of Vienna nuclear talks nears
In the dazzling heat of a Tehran morning, the city’s carpet museum is a mercifully cool haven of magnificent specimens of Iran’s cultural heritage.
Details: The Guardian
- 15:34 | In the world At least 43 dead after military plane crashes in Indonesian city
Smoke rose among scorched buildings in the Indonesian city of Medan on Tuesday after a military transport plane crashed near a residential neighborhood, killing at least 43 people.
- 13:29 | In the world Park visitor unearths 8.52-carat diamond in Arkansas
Shaped like an icicle, the 8.52-carat gem is the fifth-largest diamond found by a visitor to the state park since the site was established in 1972.
- 13:16 | In the world Turkey to take 'necessary measures' on border security: PM Davutoglu
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders, highlighting Ankara's growing anxiety about conflict near its southern frontier in Syria.
- 13:00 | In the world British blackcurrants contain higher levels of health-boosting compounds than trendy blueberries
PhD student Cook found amateur cyclists managed to knock around 30 seconds off their ten-mile ride times after taking a blackcurrant supplement called CurraNZ, daily for a week.
Source: The Daily Mail
- 12:38 | In the world Russian President’s Assistant calls on the international community to support dialogue with Damascus
Russian President’s Assistant, Yuri Ushakov called on the international community to support dialogue between Syria and other countries encountering the extremists and terrorists, asserting that the US-led air strikes are insufficient to solve the problem of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria “ISIS” terrorist organization.
- 12:30 | In the world In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid
Syria's foreign minister said in Moscow on Monday Russia had promised to send political, economic and military aid to his country, where the army is coming under some of the heaviest pressure since the start of the civil war.
- 11:53 | In the world Sudan medical students may have joined Isis, says university
Seven Britons are among a group of students who are feared to have travelled to Turkey in an attempt to join Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.
Source: The Guardian
- 11:41 | In the world Who came out against Facebook's rainbow flags?
A rainbow filter tool was introduced by the company after last week's landmark Supreme Court decision which cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the US.
- 11:28 | In the world Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone
Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.
- 11:15 | In the world Al-Jaafari: Syria ready to cooperate with all sincere parties to improve humanitarian situation
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN said the Syrian government is ready to cooperate with all well-intentioned UN Security Council member states to improve the humanitarian situation in Syria, despite the fact that some member states have gone far in supporting terrorism which rendered them part of the problem, not the solution.
- 11:00 | In the world Women do suffer more pain than men
While women undergo the most excruciating pain bringing life into the world, research has found they are also more likely to suffer chronic pain than men.
Source: The Daily Mail
- 10:49 | In the world Supreme Court backs use of lethal injection drug
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection in executions, but opened a larger question about capital punishment when two justices in the minority newly questioned whether the death penalty violates the Constitution.
- 10:35 | In the world Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared
Around 30% of China’s Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities – including stealing bricks to build houses – erode the Unesco world heritage site, state media has reported.
Source: The Guardian
- 10:21 | In the world Exclusive: In turf war with Afghan Taliban, Islamic State loyalists gain ground
Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.
- 10:13 | In the world Greece debt talks: EU chief feels 'betrayed'
The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said he feels "betrayed" by the "egotism" shown by Greece in failed debt talks.
- 21:00 | In the world Meditation can trigger depression and anxiety
Meditation has long been said to do wonders for the brain and stress relief, new reports have challenged this idea and suggest that the practice could, in some cases, actually be causing harm.
Details: The Daily Mail
- 20:48 | In the world French terror suspect sent macabre selfie to contact in Syria
French anti-terror police are continuing to question Yassin Salhi, the French lorry driver who decapitated his boss before ramming a vehicle into a chemical plant near Lyon, after it emerged that he sent a macabre selfie to a contact in Syria.
Source: The Guardian
- 20:34 | In the world EU's top executive rounds on Greek leader
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he feels betrayed by Greek Prime Minister's Alexis Tsipras suprise call for referendum last weekend and says that "playing one democracy against 18 others is not an attitude worthy of the great Greek nation."
- 20:15 | In the world Solar Impulse passes 'point of no return' over Pacific
The team spent nearly two months waiting for clear weather to cross the Pacific, and a developing cold front forced the plane to make an unscheduled landing in Japan earlier this month.
- 19:57 | In the world Kuwait government says mosque suicide bomber was Saudi national
The man who blew himself up at a mosque in Kuwait on Friday, killing at least 27 people, had just flown in from Saudi Arabia, officials said Monday.
- 19:41 | In the world Al-Moallem: President Putin promised to support Syria on political, economic, and military levels
Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a joint press conference on Monday in Moscow following meetings between Minister al-Moallem and Russian President Vladimir Putin and Minister Lavrov.
- 17:00 | In the world Puerto Rico needs debt restructuring, reforms: economists' report
Puerto Rico needs to restructure its debts and should make reforms including cutting the number of teachers and raising property taxes, a report by former International Monetary Fund economists on the Caribbean island's financial woes said.
- 16:39 | In the world Israeli navy peacefully intercepts Gaza-bound vessel
Israel's navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of Gaza early Monday and was redirecting it to an Israeli port, the military and the activists said.
- 16:23 | In the world Cameron says IS fight 'struggle of our generation'
The fight against Islamic State is "the struggle of our generation", David Cameron has said, as it emerged the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30.
- 16:00 | In the world Tunisia attack: Family members still waiting for news of missing
The last time family members heard from John Stocker and his wife, Janet, the couple raved about their beach holiday in Tunisia.
- 15:44 | In the world Burundi election goes ahead despite claims president's bid is 'illegal'
Burundi goes to the polls on Monday with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousands to flee and prompted international calls for a delay.
Source: The Guardian
- 15:35 | In the world Russia will continue to provide all possible support to Syria to put an end to terrorism
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday, expressing his country’s solidarity with the struggle of the Syrian people against the terrorist organizations.
- 15:19 | In the world Car bomb wounds Egypt's public prosecutor in Cairo
Egypt's public prosecutor was injured when a car bomb struck his convoy as it was leaving his home in Cairo on Monday, in a high-profile attack against the judiciary, security and judicial sources said.
- 14:57 | In the world Greece debt crisis: Global stock markets slide
The moves by the Greek authorities came after the European Central Bank decided not to extend emergency funding.
- 13:45 | In the world Apple suppliers start making iPhones with Force Touch
Apple Inc. has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said.
- 13:30 | In the world WikiLeaks founder: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey had secret deal in 2012 to topple Syrian government
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that leaked documents from Saudi ministries show that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey had a secret deal in 2012 to topple the Syrian government.
- 13:08 | In the world African Union says it will not be observer in Burundi parliamentary vote
The African Union said on Sunday it would not act as observer in Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday because conditions were unsuitable for free, fair, transparent and credible elections.
- 11:51 | In the world Russian MP urges Facebook block over gay rights rainbow flag
Vitaly Milonov, who sits in the regional parliament of Saint Petersburg, introduced a law in the city banning "propaganda" of gay relationships to minors.
Source: The Telegraph
- 11:25 | In the world Tunisia beach attack: Sousse protesters denounce terror
People in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse have held a march to denounce the attack in which at least 38 people, most of them tourists, were killed by a gunman on a nearby beach on Friday.
- 11:13 | Region Turkish police use water cannons to clear gay pride rally
Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away.
- 11:00 | In the world Kuwait government says mosque suicide bomber was Saudi national
Kuwait's Interior Ministry said Sunday that it had identified the suicide bomber who blew himself up at a mosque as a Saudi citizen, according to the official Kuwait News Agency.
- 10:49 | In the world New York prison escape: Richard Matt was shot three times in head, police say
New York state police have said Richard Matt, one of two escaped inmates who spent three weeks on the run in the upstate woods, was shot three times in the head on Friday.
Source: The Guardian
- 10:33 | In the world France beheading attack: Suspect sent selfie with head
The man suspected of an attack on a factory in France sent a selfie where he posed with the severed head of his boss, security sources say.
- 10:24 | In the world Iran nuclear talks: 'Security of the world is at stake'
Reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program is a matter of political will, and the "security of the world is at stake," the European Union's top diplomat said Sunday.
- 10:15 | In the world Greece to introduce capital controls, keep banks shut as crisis deepens
Greece will introduce capital controls and keep its banks closed on Monday after international creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff to a dangerous new level.
- 20:00 | In the world Bomb attacks kill four people at Baghdad street markets
Another bomb went of near a crowded grocery market in the Doura district of southern Baghdad, the police and medics said.
- 19:28 | In the world Romanian doctors give donor organ to a second patient after the first recipient dies
The man told medics, after seeing how his own son had suffered, that his life had been improved enormously thanks to the kidney, and he wanted to give the same opportunity to somebody else.
Source: The Daily Mail
- 19:15 | In the world Gay marriage: It's a 'judicial Putsch' warns dissenting Scalia
Four justices wrote dissents from the Supreme Court's decision legalising same-sex marriage throughout the US, but the ones by Justice Antonin Scalia and Chief Justice John Roberts were stylistic counterpoints.
- 18:53 | In the world Merkel faces Greek challenge with strong political capital
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged undamaged from the global financial crisis, European bailouts, an astonishing U-turn on nuclear power and the crisis over Ukraine.
- 18:11 | In the world Kurdish forces besiege Isis fighters in Kobani after massacre of civilians
Kurdish forces are closing in on Islamic State fighters in the town of Kobani in Syria, after the militants slaughtered at least 154 people in one of their biggest massacres aof civilians in the country’s civil war.
Source: The Guardian
- 17:32 | In the world Tunisia launches security clampdown after Sousse attack
Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid has announced a clampdown on security after an attack on a holiday resort in which 38 people were killed.
- 17:15 | In the world Greece's Tsipras calls referendum, top-level talks still on
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on austerity demands from foreign creditors on Saturday, rejecting an "ultimatum" from lenders and putting a deal that could determine Greece's future in Europe to a popular vote.
- 16:48 | In the world Deformed mutt is crowned World's Ugliest Dog
A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.
- 15:30 | In the world Obama's Charleston eulogy: 'Amazing Grace'
President Barack Obama delivered a touching eulogy, a rousing political speech and a thoughtful meditation on race in America when he traveled to Charleston, South Carolina on Friday to speak at the funeral of the Rev.
- 13:15 | In the world Japan in twist over controversial 'bike helmet' design for Olympic stadium
Japan appears set to proceed with a controversial design -- likened by some critics to a giant bike helmet -- for its centerpiece stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, despite heated objections to the project, an official said Wednesday.
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16:39 30/06/2015 » Health
Since the 2nd of June, Mobile eye hospital has started its activity in Lori region, in the frame of “Bringing sight to Armenian eyes” joint initiative of Armenian Eye Care Project (AECP) and Orange Foundation. This is already the second visit of the Mobile eye hospital to this region, which aims at providing inhabitants with free eye screenings and performs eye treatments for socially vulnerable people. In May local specialists have already performed eye screenings, directing ...
16:33 30/06/2015 » Politics
There have recently been two tendencies in the assessment of activities of the Armenian government and the economic policy implemented in the country: pessimism, the fueling of negative sentiments; and the tendency to attribute all problems to the foreign policy situation, oil prices and other circumstances beyond our control, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said at Economic Agenda-2015 forum today, on June 30. “Both approaches are equally unacceptable to me. No ...
15:19 30/06/2015 » Politics
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei called the rallies in Armenia against a rise in power tariffs an ‘internal affair’ of Armenia and expressed confidence that Armenian authorities will resolve the situation in the spirit of democracy. He was quoted by Tut.by as saying this at a June 25 press conference following the 5th round of Eastern Partnership informal ministerial dialog in Minsk. When asked if the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military ...
15:00 30/06/2015 » Politics
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has spent billions on capturing the world’s attention to the European Games in Baku. He has spared no expense, building new roads and booking megastar Lady Gaga for the Opening Ceremonies. The best hotels were booked solid. In its two-week run, the first-ever competition played host to and showcased 6,000 athletes and 3,000 officials and support staff from 50 countries. While taxpayers ultimately foot the bill for this, the Aliyev clan has been ...