31 October 2014 9:27
London-based charity organization Oxfam says the number of dollar billionaires has doubled worldwide since the financial crisis of 2008.
In its recent “Even it Up: Time to End Extreme Inequality” report, Oxfam said that the number of billionaires around the world doubled to 1,645 over the past six years.
The report also said that the world’s 85 richest people, previously revealed to...
31 October 2014 9:23
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif deplored wrong policies on Afghanistan 'which have led to expansion of radicalism in that country and the region', adding that the outlook on Afghanistan should change.
Zarif, who arrived in Beijing on Thursday to attend the Fourth Conference of Istanbul Process on Afghanistan, told reporters that adoption of a new policy and outlook on...
31 October 2014 9:20
Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces on Thursday in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), after police killed a Palestinian man claiming suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist.
Masked Palestinian protesters hurled stones at Israeli forces, who responded with rubber bullets to suppress the demonstration.
East al-Quds has seen near-daily clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces, particularly around...
31 October 2014 9:16
The United States spent nearly $136 billion in the fiscal years of 2013 and 2014 on intelligence gathering, according to government figures.
According to figures released by the office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) (ODNI) and the Department of Defense, the United States Intelligence Community, a federation of 17 government spy agencies, gobbled up some $80 billion in 2011.
31 October 2014 9:12
A recent video released on YouTube by local news channels in Turkey is being hailed as a clear evidence of Ankara sharing close ties with ISIL militants.
31 October 2014 9:10
A senior Iranian official says cutting financial and military support for the ISIL Takfiri militants and other terrorist groups is the first step to restore stability to the Middle East.
The head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Kamal Kharrazi, made the remarks in a meeting with UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson in Tehran on Thursday.
“The Islamic Republic of...
31 October 2014 9:08
Lebanon has indicted 18 suspected members of the ISIL Takfiri militant group on charges of planning to set up an emirate in the north of the Arab country.
The suspects, who were not identified and whose nationalities remain unknown, are also accused of attacks on Lebanese army soldiers besides plotting to occupy villages in the northern Dinniyeh region to establish an...
31 October 2014 9:06
Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore has rejected a demand by the opposition to resign amid angry anti-government protests in the West African country.
Compaore said in a Thursday televised speech that he is ready to hold talks with the army and the opposition on "a period of transition after which power will be transferred to a democratically elected president."
31 October 2014 9:05
The United Nations has warned that unprecedented numbers of foreigners are flocking to Iraq and Syria to join extremist groups such as the ISIL despite US-led strikes on the groups’ positions.
According to a report by the UN Security Council, 15,000 people have flocked to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the ISIL or other such groups.
The report added that the...
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