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Gasps, tears as Iraqis return to Islamic State-destroyed parish

Gasps, tears as Iraqis return to Islamic State-destroyed parish

There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been destroyed, including the statue of the Virgin Mary. A confessional had been turned into a closet, a tomb had been desecrated, red prayer benches were burned. […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Nov 19, – Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in Wednesday’s assault by elite police units on an apartment in northern Paris, which left at least two people dead. The Islamic State jihadist suspected of masterminding the Paris attacks was killed during a major police raid, prosecutors confirmed Thursday, as French lawmakers voted to extend a state […]

November 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Sep 20, – Thirteen migrants died after their boat collided with a ferry off the Turkish coast, officials there said, while the Greek coast guard fanned out in the choppy waters of the Aegean Sea searching for another 24 people missing after their boat sank off the island of Lesbos. Disasters at sea claimed the […]

September 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Sep 03, – Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought […]

September 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Eight dead in Paris apartment block fire

Eight dead in Paris apartment block fire

Sep 02, – Terrified residents jumped out of windows as flames engulfed the block in an immigrant area of the 18th district of the French capital, at the foot of the Montmartre hill and its tourist attractions. French police arrested a man Wednesday after eight people, including two children, were killed in a fire in […]

September 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rising tide of illegal immigrants swamp Greek islands

Rising tide of illegal immigrants swamp Greek islands

Apr 20, – “The situation is no longer manageable,” said International Organization for Migration worker Zoi Livaditou, who each morning takes stock of new groups of immigrants plucked from the Aegean Sea or arriving on the beach after risky night-time crossings. The Greek island of Lesbos is being flooded by a rising tide of people […]

April 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State-  Spiegel

Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State- Spiegel

Apr 19, – Spiegel, in a lengthy story published at the weekend and entitled “Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State”, says it gained access to 31 pages of handwritten charts, lists and schedules which amount to a blueprint for the establishment of a caliphate in Syria. A former intelligence officer for the late […]

April 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Dec 11, – For 19-year-old Ahmad Aloun and his family, the country some 12,000 kilometers (7,400 miles) away soon will become home. The tree-lined boulevards of Montevideo might as well be on another planet. The Syrian teen, driven from his home by his country’s civil war, swipes across the world on a mobile phone map, […]

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing ‘terrorist’ raids

Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing ‘terrorist’ raids

Sep 02, – Ministry spokesman Major General Mansour Turki told a news conference that 48 of those arrested were Saudis, and that many had been planning assassinations. Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting “terrorist” attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. […]

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China, India increasingly drive energy demand

China, India increasingly drive energy demand

Nov 12, – China is close to becoming the world’s largest oil importer, while India will turn into the leading importer of coal in the next decade to lead the Asian surge, the Paris-based IEA said in its 2013 World Energy Outlook. China and India are increasingly driving world energy demand as the United States’ […]

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