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Member states losing race against Ebola: UN UNITED NATIONS: The world is falling behind in a desperate race to gain the upper hand over the deadly Ebola outbreak, a top UN official warned on Tuesday."Ebola got a head start on us," said Anthony Banbury, head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response."It is far ahead of us, it is running faster than us, and it is winning the race," the Briton told the UN Security Council in New York, by remote link from UNMEER headquarters in Accra. "If Ebola wins, we the peoples of the United Nations lose so very much,' he said."We either stop Ebola now or we face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we do not have a plan," Banbury stressed.He said that with infection rates rising exponentially every day. UNMEER will need 7,000 beds for treatment."There's much bad news about Ebola but the good news is we know how to stop it," ...

Libyan in Benghazi case faces raft of new charges WASHINGTON: The Libyan militia leader charged in a deadly attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi has been hit with a slew of new criminal counts, some punishable by death.US Justice Department announced on Tuesday that a federal grand jury in Washington indicted Ahmed Abu Khatallah with more offenses linked to his alleged role in the September 11, 2012, attacks that killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.The attacks, which also targeted ...
First US Ebola infection result of 'protocol breach' WASHINGTON: A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil, authorities confirmed Sunday, blaming a safety breach for the spread of the deadly disease.The new Ebola patient, the second person infected outside Africa and the second diagnosed in the United States, had treated a man at a Dallas hospital who died of Ebola last week.The infection deals a blow to global efforts to stem the epidemic, which has ...
Six UN peacekeepers injured in C. Africa BANGUI: Six UN peacekeepers were injured during an attack by unknown assailants who opened fire on a patrol northeast of the capital Bangui, amid a flareup of violence after months of relative calm.The new UN peacekeeping MINUSCA force, in a statement late Saturday, condemned Friday's attack, which came a day after another UN peacekeeper was killed near Bangui. The latest attack was carried out by "armed elements who opened fire on a MINUSCA police patrol... ...
Egypt jails Brotherhood leaders for 15 years over lawyer's torture CAIRO: An Egyptian court Saturday jailed eight men, including two Muslim Brotherhood leaders, for up to 15 years over the torture of a lawyer during the 2011 uprising against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, judicial sources said.Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters have been jailed, with hundreds receiving lengthy prison terms, in a brutal government crackdown since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July.The court in Cairo on Saturday sentenced Brotherhood leaders Mohamed al-Beltagy ...
Morocco wants 2015 Africa Cup postponed over Ebola RABAT: The Moroccan government on Friday called for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be postponed due to the deadly Ebola epidemic. The biennial competition is scheduled to be held in the North African country from January 17 to February 8.Morocco's health ministry made the plea in the wake of their decision "to avoid events which involve those countries affected by the Ebola virus," the MAP news agency quoted a government statement as saying.The ...
Mozambique to vote in economic boom election MAPUTO: Mozambicans go to the polls on Wednesday as the impoverished and long strife-torn country stands on the cusp of reaping vast oil and gas wealth.Frelimo, a once Marxist-Leninist party that has ruled since independence from Portugal in 1975, is almost certain to win.But it will emerge with a new president at the helm and, in all likelihood, a lower margin of victory.The party's nominee is little-known Filipe Nyusi, 55, who would be Mozambique's first ...


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