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Observers: 2 human rights groups criticize US drone program

Observers: 2 human rights groups criticize US drone program

Oct 23, WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejecting reports by two human-rights groups questioning the legality of strikes they asserted have killed or wounded scores of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan. Human Rights Watch alleged that 82 people, at least 57 of […]

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Sep 13, ISTANBUL — When demonstrators rocked Turkey in June, their message was clear: an increasingly authoritarian government needed to learn to listen to dissenters and compromise. But a new round of protests set off by the death of a man in a tense border region with Syria appears more complex, sectarian and volatile. The […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Qatar confirms first Mers coronavirus death

Qatar confirms first Mers coronavirus death

Sep 04, – A woman has died in Qatar after contracting the Mers coronavirus, becoming the first recorded fatality from the Sars-like virus in the Gulf state, local Press reported on Wednesday. The 56-year-old Qatari victim, who already had chronic illnesses, died on August 31, a week after she was admitted to intensive care at […]

September 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

Sep 02, – The new diabetes drug Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient’s risk for heart attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the medication compared to those who […]

September 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Putin: US claim over Syria chemical attack ‘utter nonsense’

Putin: US claim over Syria chemical attack ‘utter nonsense’

Aug 31, – Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed US claims that Syria’s regime used chemical weapons, describing them as “utter nonsense”. Mr Putin challenged Washington to present the evidence behind its claims to the United Nations Security Council. US President Barack Obama has said he is considering military action against Syria based on intelligence […]

August 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Italy saves 300 migrants off Sicily including new-born

Italy saves 300 migrants off Sicily including new-born

Aug 28, – More than 300 migrants – most of them believed to be Syrians – have been rescued from two overcrowded boats off Sicily, Italian officials say. A four-day-old girl born at sea was among the migrants, a coastguard commander said in the port of Syracuse. The baby and her mother are in good […]

August 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Protesters in India stop Delhi-Lahore bus near Amritsar

Protesters in India stop Delhi-Lahore bus near Amritsar

Aug 09, – The members of the Youth Congress, protesting against Tuesday’s Poonch attack in which five Indian soldiers were killed, today stopped the Delhi-Lahore bus near Amritsar in Punjab. The incident happened in the Chheharta area, 20 km from the Attari border. Around 100 protesters, headed by their state unit president Vikram Chowdhary, stopped […]

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