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Iran has begun implementing nuclear transparency measures

VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran has begun implementing nuclear transparency measures ahead of an Aug. 25 deadline agreed with the United Nations atomic watchdog, the IAEA, the head of the IAEA said on Monday. “The implementation of these five measures started,” … read more

Israel tank shells slammed into a crowded UN. school , Killed 15

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said. … read more

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning. The council met as Muslims started celebrating … read more

UN staff killed in attack on UN-run school in Gaza

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – An attack on a UN-run school in Gaza on Thursday has claimed lives among the UN staff, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said. “Many have been killed — including women and children, as well as … read more

Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum named new president of Iraq

Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. He is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known … read more

Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people in Iraq

Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq’s instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president. U.N. chief … read more

Pro-Russia rebel commander gives bizarre account of plane crash

A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off. The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna … read more