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Argentinian footballer Messi defends rights of Gaza children

Argentinian footballer Messi defends rights of Gaza children

Aug 09, – Popular Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi has defended rights of children in conflict areas, especially in the Gaza Strip where a month of fighting has claimed nearly 1,900 Palestinian lives. “As a father and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, I am terribly saddened by the images coming from the conflict between Israel and Palestine, […]

August 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pro-Russians seize govt buildings in Ukraine’s Donetsk, demand autonomy

Pro-Russians seize govt buildings in Ukraine’s Donetsk, demand autonomy

Apr 06, – U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the elections in Afghanistan as “critical” to securing its democratic future and continued international support, while pledging to continue the U.S. partnership with the new Afghan government. Obama congratulated Afghans on the “historic elections,” which he said will usher in the first democratic transfer of […]

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Search for Malaysian jet tests China, US capabilities

Search for Malaysian jet tests China, US capabilities

Mar 19, – The hunt has major ramifications for Beijing, which has been rapidly improving its military while aggressively challenging neighbors over territorial disputes. Washington is looking to prove it’s still the top dog to allies worried about how seriously it takes the threat China poses to the Pacific status quo. Finding the missing Malaysian […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Egypt jails 16000 Islamists, brings most arrests in decades

Egypt jails 16000 Islamists, brings most arrests in decades

Mar 16, – Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists has jailed 16,000 people over the past eight months in the country’s biggest round-up in nearly two decades, according to previously unreleased figures from security officials. Rights activists say reports of abuses in prisons are mounting, with prisoners describing systematic beatings and miserable conditions for dozens packed into […]

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Venezuela raids opposition headquarters as Maduro vows to crackdown

Venezuela raids opposition headquarters as Maduro vows to crackdown

Feb 18, – Presumed military intelligence officers burst into the opposition Popular Will party office and attempted to forcibly remove several activists after throwing tear gas inside, according to party officials. Venezuelan security forces raided the headquarters of an opposition party accused of fomenting nearly a week of violent protests, witnesses said, as the country […]

February 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Saudi gets jail and lashes over Twitter libel

Saudi gets jail and lashes over Twitter libel

Jan 02, – Riyadh: A Saudi court has sentenced a man convicted of defaming a Kuwaiti singer by accusing her on Twitter of adultery to three months in jail and 80 lashes, a news website reported on Thursday. The Saudi national, apparently a fan of a rival pop star, was sentenced for “accusing (Kuwaiti singer) […]

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Virginity suspicion gets husband lashes in Saudi Arabia

Virginity suspicion gets husband lashes in Saudi Arabia

Dec 30, – Riyadh: A Saudi news website says a judge in the holy city of Makkah ordered a man to be lashed 20 times for accusing his spouse of not being a virgin when they married. Al Sharq Online reported Monday that the Yemeni man was sentenced to be flogged in one session for […]

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian government air raids kill at least 37 people in Aleppo

Syrian government air raids kill at least 37 people in Aleppo

Dec 15, Beirut – Syrian government aircraft dropped barrels packed with explosives on opposition-held areas of the contested northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, leveling buildings, incinerating cars and killing at least 37 people including 16 children, activists said. Aleppo has been a major front in the Syrian civil war since rebels launched an offensive […]

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