Syria's Red Crescent delivers relief aid to northern Idlib province

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on Syria's Red Crescent delivers relief aid to northern Idlib province 

DAMASCUS, March 21 — The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) on Tuesday delivered four truckloads of relief aid to the northern Idlib province, which has emerged as a stronghold of rebels over the past few months.

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Obama praises Irish PM for "extraordinary work"

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on Obama praises Irish PM for "extraordinary work" 

WASHINGTON, March 21 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for his " extraordinary work" in dealing with his country's economic woes " during a very difficult time."

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UN agency outlines steps to boost support to young Palestinian refugees

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on UN agency outlines steps to boost support to young Palestinian refugees 

UNITED NATIONS, March 21 — The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees on Tuesday unveiled 10 commitments through which it will strengthen support to and better engage young refugees as it wrapped up a two-day conference held in Brussels, a UN spokesman told reporters here.

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UN refugee agency concern over mortar attacks in Mogadishu

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on UN refugee agency concern over mortar attacks in Mogadishu 

GENEVA, March 21 — The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday expressed concerns over resumed mortar attacks in Mogadishu, which have claimed at least four lives recently.

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U.S. in consultations with IAEA over N. Korea invitation for monitoring

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on U.S. in consultations with IAEA over N. Korea invitation for monitoring 

WASHINGTON, March 20 — The United States has been in consultations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on whether the agency will accept an invitation from North Korea to visit the communist state to monitor parts of its nuclear program under a deal with the U.S., the State Department said Tuesday.

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Suicide bomber detonates himself in Syria's Daraa, many killed

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on Suicide bomber detonates himself in Syria's Daraa, many killed 

DAMASCUS, March 21 — A suicide bomber riding a car bomb blew himself up late Tuesday at an intersection in southern Daraa province, killing an unidentified number of civilians and law-enforcement members, according to state-run SANA news agency.

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Feature: Restaurant-running program helps hearing-impaired in Gaza integrate

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on Feature: Restaurant-running program helps hearing-impaired in Gaza integrate 

By Ahmed Aldabba and Emad Drimly

GAZA, March 21 — Silence overwhelmed the hall where Asmaa Omar and 11 of her deaf classmates were enthusiastically following the fingers of their chef, who was speaking to them in sign language and preparing them to run the first ever restaurant operated by deaf people in the Gaza Strip.

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Serbia, Montenegro to strengthen agricultural trade

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on Serbia, Montenegro to strengthen agricultural trade 

BELGRADE, March 21 — Agricultural ministers of Serbia and Montenegro on Tuesday signed in Budva three interstate agreements on cooperation in agriculture which will promote free trade of food products, according to a governmental statement.

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Bahrain investment bank default rocks Gulf Arab stock markets

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on Bahrain investment bank default rocks Gulf Arab stock markets 

DUBAI, March 21 — Listed banks in the Gulf Arab region posted heavy losses on Tuesday after Arcapita, a non-listed investment bank from Bahrain, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Monday.

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Oil tumbles on Saudi production promise

March 21, 2012 10:53 am· Comments Off on Oil tumbles on Saudi production promise 

NEW YORK, March 21 — U.S. crude oil price tumbled on Tuesday as the largest OPEC oil exporter of Saudi Arabia promised more production to meet any possible supply shortfall.

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