The crisis today
There is upheaval in the Middle East again as Islamic separatists sweep south from Syria through Iraq.
Explosions in Cairo stations injure four people A series of bombs exploded across Cairo’s underground stations, injuring at least four people. Explosions went off at three stations during morning rush hour within minutes of each other. Authorities have said the explosions were “very primary” and of “low intensity”. The attacks have been blamed on Morsi’s Muslim…Details
Russia removes threat of military intervention in Ukraine President Vladimir Putin has asked the Russian parliament to renounce Russia’s right to send troops into eastern Ukraine. A spokesman for Mr Putin told the Interfax news agency that the decision to revoke the power to intervene militarily was given “to normalise and regulate” the situation in eastern…Details
Ebola outbreak now ‘totally out of control’ An ebola (viral haemorrhagic fever) outbreak believed to have originated in Guinea is “totally out of control” as it spreads across West Africa. Health officials in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are struggling to contain the outbreak which the World Health Organisation says has claimed 337 lives, making…Details