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Israel advises citizens to leave Turkey citing attack risk
Israel advises citizens to leave Turkey citing attack risk

Israel advised its citizens to leave Turkey citing the potential for jihadist attacks.

Israel advises citizens to leave Turkey citing attack risk
Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning
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.

Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning
South Korea's Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok. ©Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
S. Korea rejects North's warning over military drills

South Korea on Thursday rejected North Korean warnings to call off scheduled joint military exercises with the United States and vowed "severe" retaliation to any provocation from Pyongyang.

S. Korea rejects North's warning over military drills
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Kazakhstan under extreme cold weather alert

Kazakhstan national weather service KazHydroMet has issued a extreme cold weather warning for 11 Kazakhstan Oblasts for January 4-6.

Kazakhstan under extreme cold weather alert
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Smartphone app to give earthquake warning

A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

Smartphone app to give earthquake warning
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90 km/h wind warning for 7 regions of Kazakhstan

A high wind warning has been issues for 7 regions of Kazakhstan.

90 km/h wind warning for 7 regions of Kazakhstan
Red alert issued as massive cyclone bears down on India
Red alert issued as massive cyclone bears down on India

India issued a red alert as a massive cyclone bore down on the east coast Saturday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people.

Red alert issued as massive cyclone bears down on India
US, S. Korea, Japan hold naval drill despite N. Korea threat
US, S. Korea, Japan hold naval drill despite N. Korea threat

The United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday with South Korea and Japan despite dire warnings of a "horrible disaster" from North Korea.

US, S. Korea, Japan hold naval drill despite N. Korea threat
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ©Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN

The United Nations warned Monday that inspectors face a year-long mission of unprecedented danger in trying to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, as rebels launched a major offensive.

Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN
North Korea warns US of 'disaster' over joint naval drill
North Korea warns US of 'disaster' over joint naval drill

North Korea on Tuesday warned the United States of a "horrible disaster" and put its troops on alert over a massive joint naval drill involving a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier alongside South Korean and Japanese vessels.

North Korea warns US of 'disaster' over joint naval drill
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso. ©Reuters/Issei Kato
Japan's Aso warns of 'consequences' of US debt default

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday urged the United States to resolve political gridlock in Washington, warning of grim "consequences" for the global economy if it leads to a debt default.

Japan's Aso warns of 'consequences' of US debt default
US default could be 'catastrophic': Treasury
US default could be 'catastrophic': Treasury

The US Treasury warned Thursday of a disastrous outcome if Congress's refusal to raise the country's borrowing ceiling forces it to default on obligations.

US default could be 'catastrophic': Treasury
Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report
Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad warned Monday that Western military strikes risked igniting a "regional war" in the "powder keg" of the Middle East, in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro.

Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report
US interests under threat if Syria attacked: Iran
US interests under threat if Syria attacked: Iran

A senior Iranian official warned in Damascus on Sunday that US interests in the region would be at risk if Washington launched a military strike against his country's ally Syria.

US interests under threat if Syria attacked: Iran
US threatens Syria over 'obscene' chemical strike
US threatens Syria over 'obscene' chemical strike

Washington warned Syria it would face action over the "moral obscenity" of a gruesome chemical weapons attack, as UN inspectors braved sniper fire to gather evidence about the incident.

US threatens Syria over 'obscene' chemical strike
Brazil confronts Kerry over alleged US spying
Brazil confronts Kerry over alleged US spying

Brazil warned US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that failure to resolve the row over Washington's electronic spying could sow mistrust between the two countries.

Brazil confronts Kerry over alleged US spying
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Russia PM reprimands space chief for failures

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday issued an official reprimand to the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos after a series of embarrassing rocket launch failures.

Russia PM reprimands space chief for failures
UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria's Homs
UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria's Homs

The UN sounded the alarm Saturday about the plight of women and children in Syria's Homs, urging all parties in the conflict to enable access to some 400,000 trapped civilians.

UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria's Homs
Iran's Khamenei says US can not be trusted
Iran's Khamenei says US can not be trusted

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Sunday that Washington was "not trustworthy", after former US officials and lawmakers urged diplomacy with the Islamic republic's incoming president Hassan Rowhani.

Iran's Khamenei says US can not be trusted
Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran
Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran

Iran is moving "closer and closer" to building a nuclear weapon and Israel may have to act before the United States does.

Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran