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World Health Organization elects new director general

He was the chief architect of that country's very successful health extension programme, which Namibia has been privileged to learn and draw lessons from. As health minister, he drew praise for strengthening Ethiopia's health care workforce. World Health Organization came under fire for its response to the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi ordered the retaliatory attack on ISIS strongholds in Libya shortly after learning of the attack. In 2013, after a police crackdown killed hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi , Muslim mobs attacked several churches in the province.



Israeli govt meeting near Al-Aqsa Mosque angers Palestinians

After the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel annexed the Old City site along with all of East Jerusalem , a move that was never recognized by the global community. The elevator will begin in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City and descend 85 feet to the Western Wall complex. Two years ago, the France-based utility giant Suez Environment said that, because of political sensitivities, it had decided not to take part in the project.


S.Korean president orders investigation into THAAD launchers delivery

S.Korean president orders investigation into THAAD launchers delivery

Many of Moon's supporters don't want the system, which U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Seoul should pay for. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in has ordered an investigation into the "unauthorized" deployment of four additional THAAD missile launchers by the United States to the country's soil.


SHC reserves verdict against K-E's 'unannounced' power cuts

SHC reserves verdict against K-E's 'unannounced' power cuts

They blamed the federal and provincial governments for not declaring a state of emergency until June 23 - when 426 people had already died. A large swathe of Karachi fell into darkness after a high tension wire at the Bin Qasim power station encountered a technical fault resulting into tripping of more than 15 K-Electric grid stations.



Trump has 'total confidence' in son-in-law Kushner

McMaster suggested such communications might be typical, saying the back channel communications the administration has with a number of countries allow for "discreet" communication. There were back channels with Ho Chi Minh during the Vietnam War. Several Democrats, including Sen. Cory Booker, N.J., said the reported Kushner meeting needs additional probing.