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Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Jan 30, – More than one million refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union last year and some 3,600 died or went missing, forcing the EU to mull suspending its Schengen open-borders area for up to two years. Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank […]

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186 killed, more injured in South Sudan tanker blast- official

186 killed, more injured in South Sudan tanker blast- official

Sep 18, – The incident occurred on Wednesday on a road some 250 kilometres (155 miles) west of the capital Juba, close to the small town of Maridi, with the victims including locals who tried to scoop up the fuel spill. At least 186 people are now thought have been killed and even more injured […]

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Two killed as blasts, gunfire rock Burundi presidential vote

Two killed as blasts, gunfire rock Burundi presidential vote

Jul 21, – Blasts and gunfire echoed around the capital before polling stations opened on Tuesday in a nation grappling with its worst crisis since a civil war ended in 2005. It has faced weeks of demonstrations, a failed coup and clashes between rebel soldiers and the army. A policeman and civilian were killed in […]

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IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

May 16, – Women and children were among 23 people executed in cold blood outside Palmyra, monitoring groups said, as fears grew that advancing IS troops would destroy the ancient city renowned as a world heritage site. Islamic State extremists made key gains, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi city of Ramadi hours […]

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Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Mar 26, – The kingdom’s ambassador to the United States announced from Washington that a coalition of 10 countries, including five Gulf monarchies, had been set up to protect the Yemeni government. Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the […]

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Yemen militia sends forces south as UN warns of civil war

Yemen militia sends forces south as UN warns of civil war

Mar 23, – Security sources said the militiamen, known as Huthis, had sent several thousand troops south and fought with local Sunni tribes as they approached the main southern city of Aden, where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi took refuge after fleeing the capital last month. Yemen’s Shiite militia sent reinforcements south and clashed with local […]

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U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

Aug 31, – President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli’s mostly ethnic Turkmen population. The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi’ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian […]

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Iraq- Attacks kill 24, corpses shot in head found

Iraq- Attacks kill 24, corpses shot in head found

Nov 27, – Officers found eight corpses dumped in farmland in the Sunni-dominated Arab Jabour district, a police officer said. All of the dead, men believed to be between the ages of 25 to 35, suffered gunshot to their heads, he said. Police around Iraq’s capital found the corpses of 13 men Wednesday with gunshot […]

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
UN chief says Syrian war seriously affects Lebanon

UN chief says Syrian war seriously affects Lebanon

Nov 14, – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that the conflict in Syria is having a serious impact on neighboring Lebanon, citing increased cross-border violence and broader threats to stability and security. Ban said the spillover of the 2 ½-year Syrian conflict has caused more than 800,000 Syrians to flee to Lebanon, straining the country’s […]

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Troops kill 40 rebels near Damascus

Troops kill 40 rebels near Damascus

Oct 25, – Syrian government troops on Friday ambushed rebels near the capital, Damascus, killing at least 40 opposition fighters, state media reported. The ambush was part of the military’s offensive against rebel strongholds around President Bashar Assad’s seat of power. Also Friday, Kurdish gunmen battled jihadi rebels in a northeastern Syrian town along the […]

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