01 Mar 2014

Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations

“Doctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday. Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local news reports said the government had taken issue with statements

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01 Mar 2014

Report: British Intelligence Spied On Internet Users Via Webcams

“In the latest round of leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, a new report has surfaced that British surveillance agency GCHQ has been accessing and archiving webcam images from millions of internet users, and mulled using video game consoles to spy as well.” Source: Report: British Intelligence

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01 Mar 2014

France striving to stop CAR split, Hollande says

“French President Francois Hollande told the Central African Republic on Friday that his troops would work to stop the country splitting in two and endeavour to disarm rival fighters engaged in months of inter-religious killing.” Source: France striving to stop CAR split, Hollande says | GulfNews.com

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01 Mar 2014

Thai protesters retreat but crisis ‘not over’

“Tensions eased in Thailand’s strife-hit capital on Saturday after protesters abandoned their attempted ‘shutdown’ of Bangkok, but the move was seen as only a temporary reprieve for the kingdom’s embattled premier. The surprise retreat by the opposition demonstrators, who will dismantle many of their barricades, raised hopes of a decline

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01 Mar 2014

At least 13 killed in north Yemen clashes

“At least 13 people died when Shi’ite Muslim fighters clashed with security forces in northern Yemen on Friday, government sources said, underlining the chaos still gripping the country two years after mass protests ousted its leader.” Source: At least 13 killed in north Yemen clashes – security source | Reuters

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01 Mar 2014

Militant ambush kills 12 of polio workers escort in Pakistan

“Militants killed 12 members of the security escort for a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, detonating a roadside bomb before opening fire on their convoy, according to officials.” Source: Militant ambush kills 12 of polio workers escort in Pakistan | Reuters

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01 Mar 2014

Pakistani Taliban announces ceasefire to revive peace talks

“The Pakistani Taliban spokesman announced a one-month ceasefire on Saturday aimed at reviving failed peace talks with the government. ‘The senior leadership of the Taliban advises all subgroups to respect the Taliban’s call for a ceasefire and abide by it and completely refrain from all jihadi activities in this time

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01 Mar 2014

Syrian air strikes kill three near Lebanese border

“Syrian air strikes near the Lebanese border town of Arsal killed three people and wounded seven on Friday, security sources said, in further spillover from Syria’s civil war that has raised tensions across Lebanon.” Source: Syrian air strikes kill three near Lebanese border | Reuters

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