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World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: United Nations

UNITED STATES: The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries. The world body’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien called Friday for an urgent mobilisation of funds – US$ 4.4 billion by… Read More »

EU's Juncker faces renewed pressure over Luxembourg tax policy

BRUSSELS: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker faces renewed claims that he impeded EU moves against corporate tax avoidance when Luxembourg’s prime minister, casting a shadow over his political future as a tussle over the bloc’s top jobs looms. Juncker has faced criticism from lawmakers and advocacy groups in past months over tax deals during his… Read More »

Kvitova faces around 6 months away from competition: Report

PRAGUE: Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will not be able to play competitive tennis for around six months, a Czech news website said, citing the surgeon who operated on Kvitova’s playing hand after it was injured in a knife-attack. “When we talk about (competitive) pressure on the hand, we are talking about a period of… Read More »

South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally

SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced mounting pressure to step down on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital to protest allegations that she let a friend meddle in state affairs. Saturday’s rally in downtown Seoul was the largest so far in a crisis engulfing Park, 64, and organizers said… Read More »

Tunisia premier faces no-confidence vote over new government

TUNIS: Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid faces a vote of no confidence in parliament on Saturday after resisting the president’s proposal to help form a new unity government to push through economic reforms. Essid, a technocrat who came to office less than two years ago, has been under fire for slow progress on a financial… Read More »