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 Week ending Friday, March 17, 2017 
 
ISRAEL: Israel Returns Fire After Rockets Launched From Gaza
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip Saturday exploded near the Israeli city of Ashkelon, drawing a response from Israel. No one was injured by the rocket, which landed in an open area, the Israel...
 
USA: Trump Set to Talk With Brazil's Temer, Repeats Call for Germany to Boost NATO Spending
President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak by phone Saturday afternoon with the president of Brazil, a nation in which many favored Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over Trump - due i...
 
FRANCE: Islamic Radical Suspected in Fatal Paris Airport Scuffle
A man fatally shot at a Paris airport Saturday after attempting to seize a rifle from a patrol soldier, was suspected to have ties to radical Islam, officials said. The man, identified by the Assoc...
 
AFRICA: From Barriers to Bridges: Transformation of the Kenya-Ethiopia Border Region
Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area, have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress. These have led to...
 
BRAZIL: Brazil and the UAE Determined to Explore New Bilateral Frontiers
The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, made his fifth visit to Brazil Thursday, Mar. 16, in search of new opportunities to exploit the enormous po...
 
THE CARIBBEAN: Caribbean Stakes Future on Climate-Smart Agriculture
As Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to build on the momentum of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Conventi...
 
TURKEY: Erdogan Calls for Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he expects parliament to move to allow capital punishment - a change that could officially end Turkey's bid to join the European Union. Spe...
 
SUDAN: UN: South Sudan is World’s Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis
The U.N. refugee agency reports 1.6 million South Sudanese have fled to neighboring countries to escape famine, fighting and drought, making South Sudan the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis T...
 
THE MIDDLE EAST: UN FARMS to Create One Million Days of Work for Mideast Migrants
The problem is rather complex and often not recognised: in one of the major regions of both origin and destination for migrants and refugees — the Near East and North of Africa, 10 per cent of rural c...
 
AUSTRALIA: Scientists Issue Climate Change Alert for Australia's Great Barrier Reef
New research warns that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef can be saved only if urgent steps are taken to tackle climate change. The study, published in the journal Nature, says parts of the world’s large...
 
 
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Articles for
Week Ending
 March 17, 2017

ISRAEL: Israel Returns Fire After Rockets Launched From Gaza

USA: Trump Set to Talk With Brazil's Temer, Repeats Call for Germany to Boost NATO Spending

FRANCE: Islamic Radical Suspected in Fatal Paris Airport Scuffle

AFRICA: From Barriers to Bridges: Transformation of the Kenya-Ethiopia Border Region

BRAZIL: Brazil and the UAE Determined to Explore New Bilateral Frontiers

THE CARIBBEAN: Caribbean Stakes Future on Climate-Smart Agriculture

TURKEY: Erdogan Calls for Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Turkey

SUDAN: UN: South Sudan is World’s Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis

THE MIDDLE EAST: UN FARMS to Create One Million Days of Work for Mideast Migrants

AUSTRALIA: Scientists Issue Climate Change Alert for Australia's Great Barrier Reef

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