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Israel caps bankers' salaries to $658,000 a year Israel's parliament passed a law capping the annual salaries of bank executives at $658,000, among the world's toughest such restrictions.
29 марта 2016
Six children killed, maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi air strikes began: UN Six children have been killed or maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began a year ago, the UN said Tuesday, warning the conflict was taking a horrifying toll on the country's youth.
29 марта 2016
Hijacked Egyptian airliner lands in Cyprus A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew.
29 марта 2016
Israel advises citizens to leave Turkey citing attack risk Israel advised its citizens to leave Turkey citing the potential for jihadist attacks.
28 марта 2016
Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English's acting managing director, Giles Trendle, executive director of global communication, Abdulla al-Najjar, journalist Baher Mohamed and Al-Jazeera Media Network's acting Al-Jazeera says to cut around 500 jobs Qatar's state-funded broadcaster Al-Jazeera announced a fresh round of job cuts with around 500 positions being lost.
28 марта 2016
Israel supreme court strikes down landmark gas deal Israel's top court on Sunday struck down a landmark deal regulating exploitation of Mediterranean gas reserves, in a major defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
28 марта 2016
US and Russia to push Syrian political transition US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's President Vladimir Putin agreed to intensify the drive for a political settlement in Syria but remained divided over Bashar al-Assad's future.
25 марта 2016
Moscow begins withdrawal of military equipment from Syria Russia has begun to withdraw military equipment from Syria, the defence ministry said Tuesday.
15 марта 2016
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention British leader David Cameron got "distracted" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said.
11 марта 2016
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse The United States urges governments to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions from the collapse of Iraq's Mosul dam.
10 марта 2016
Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning Iran fired two more long-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday as it continued military tests in defiance of US sanctions and fresh warnings from Washington.
09 марта 2016
Stillframe from 2014 Emirates Airline Documentary on Youtube. Photo courtesy of Emirates Airline Emirates postpones launch of world's longest flight Emirates Airline, which was to launch what it called the world's longest non-stop flight this month, postponed those plans for a year.
03 марта 2016
Qatar population hits 2.5 million on worker influx Qatar's population has reached 2.5 million people, swollen by the huge numbers of foreign workers employed in the tiny Gulf emirate.
03 марта 2016
Putin says agreement sealed with Russian oil firms to freeze output Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had sealed a pact with the country's oil majors to freeze production.
03 марта 2016
Israel army to return Palestinian land after decades The Israeli army is to return West Bank land it requisitioned nearly 40 years ago to its Palestinian owners.
02 марта 2016
EU's Tusk defends use of barbed wire against migrants EU president Donald Tusk defended the use of barbed-wire fences against migrants.
02 марта 2016
India pledges billions for farmers in 'populist' budget India’s government pledged billions of dollars to help struggling farmers and boost the rural economy as it unveiled its annual budget.
29 февраля 2016
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.
17 февраля 2016
The 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond set in the crown. ©Reuters Pakistan court to hear bid to reclaim jewel from British crown Pakistan asks Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond more than 150 years after it was taken from Lahore.
10 февраля 2016
©Turar Kazangapov 13 million pupils in OECD nations 'failing at 15' 13 million pupils in OECD countries fail to attain a sufficient level of proficiency in either reading, maths or science by the age of 15.
10 февраля 2016

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