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MSF _ or Doctors Without Borders _ said that while some progress has been made from the last decade of international investment, access to medical care in Afghanistan remains severely limited and poorly adapted to meet the needs of an ongoing conflict _ partly because decisions about humanitarian aid have been influenced by political and military objectives instead of Afghans' pressing needs.
A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people.
More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.
Egypt will be able to return to democracy and stability, Mohammed Elnawawy, the CEO of the Egypt Telecom has told CNBC.
Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood party is increasingly isolated and "in a corner," the country's interim Prime Minister said.
LONDON, Dec 23- The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has received substantial imports of Iraqi crude oil from an Egyptian port in the last nine months, shipping and payments documents show, part of an under-the-radar trade that has kept his military running despite Western sanctions.
Israel's relationship with the U.S. is a "strategic asset," Israel's finance minister said, as he sought to tone disputes over Iran's nuclear deal.
Iran’s economic troubles may have been what finally brought it back to talks which ended in a breakthrough nuclear deal with six other world powers.
Cheer has returned to London’s initial public offering (IPO) market, but investors may want to watch out for froth as they crack open the champagne.
The step would mark an extension of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to bolster the self-reliance of Japan's military and could open an overseas market worth tens of billions of dollars in coming years for the country's defence contractors. Japan's post-war constitution, written by the U.S.-led occupation forces, renounced war and a standing army.
KABUL, Oct 29- A consortium of Indian companies led by Steel Authority of India is seeking to renegotiate the terms of an iron ore deal in Afghanistan worth up to $10.8 billion, a senior official at the Ministry of Mines said on Tuesday. The Steel Authority of India and the two countries' mine ministries were not immediately available for comment.
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday to advance negotiations with President Hamid Karzai on a bilateral security pact, weeks before an Oct. 31 deadline for an agreement. The deal will determine the presence of U.S. forces in Afghanistan after 2014..
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, Sept 16- Northrop Grumman Corp on Monday said it expects expanded sales of its high-altitude unmanned Global Hawk aircraft, which passed 100,000 flight hours this month, with foreign countries including Canada, South Korea and Japan considering orders.
*Iran- Iraq war central to Islamic state's identity. DUBAI, Sept 16- An Iranian war veteran fell into a coma in a Tehran hospital last week after suffering respiratory failure, his lungs ravaged by mustard gas during the Iran- Iraq war 30 years ago.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, as U.S. Washington immediately warned Syria against stalling tactics to avoid military strikes.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, a major first step in a Russian-backed plan that would see it abandon its arsenal of poison gas to avert U.S. military strikes.
Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Geneva on Thursday to hear Russia's plans to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons and avert U.S.-led military strikes, an initiative that has transformed diplomacy in the two-and-a-half-year-old civil war.
The conflict in Syria has more than halved the amount of oil the country can supply, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said on Tuesday.
Secretary of State John Kerry says in London that Syria could prevent a U.S.-led military strike by handing over all chemical weapons.
Kuwait City faced a slightly unusual challenge over the weekend, after a lion was caught roaming around the upmarket area of Bayan.