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Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

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Gunmen kill 15 Libyan soldiers

Gunmen kill 15 Libyan soldiers

Oct 05,  –  Gunmen attacked a Libyan military post southeast of the capital Tripoli early Saturday, killing 15 soldiers, an official and Libya’s state news agency said. The attackers rode vehicles topped with machineguns, the military official said. The highway between the towns of Tarhuna and Bani Walid, on which the post was located, was […]

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Kenya Red Cross: 22 dead in upscale mall attack

Kenya Red Cross: 22 dead in upscale mall attack

Sep 21, – Gunmen threw grenades, fired automatic weapons and targeted non-Muslims at the upscale Westgate mall in Kenya’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens more, a Red Cross official and witnesses said. Police blamed the attack on terrorists. Kenyan military and police surrounded the mall, which had been hosting […]

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Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

Sep 21, – A witness to the attacks at Nairobi’s upscale mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted. Elijah Kamau said Saturday that attackers with AK-47s and grenades made the statement about Muslims as they began their attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya’s […]

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Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Se p 19, – Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating the growing power of jihadis as they seek to expand their influence across opposition-held Syrian territory. The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces […]

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Gunmen killed nine in Pakistani city of Quetta

Gunmen killed nine in Pakistani city of Quetta

Aug 09, – At least nine people were killed when gunmen opened fire outside a mosque in the second attack in Quetta in south-west Pakistan in as many days. About 20 others were wounded in the attack, which came as worshippers left the Sunni Muslim mosque after sunrise prayers for the Eid al-Fitr festival. Bullets […]

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Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Aug 04, – Thousands of Tunisians have gathered in a central square in the capital Tunis to back the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.The party organised the rally in Kasbah square in support of what it termed its “legitimacy to govern”. Government opponents were planning to hold a counter protest, calling for Ennahda to quit after […]

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Gunmen captured hospital complex in southwestern Pakistan

Gunmen captured hospital complex in southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Armed men captured different sections of the hospital complex and were positioned on rooftops, said the head of police operations in Quetta, Fayaz Sumbal. Frontier Corps troops, and police commandos have been called in, and security officials were trying to clear the hospital as quickly as possible, Sumbal said. Gunmen have […]

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Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

June 11, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The blasts — which occurred in central Marjeh Square near the Interior Ministry — were the first such attacks to target President Bashar Assad’s seat of power since the regime chased rebels from the strategic town of Qusair nearly a week ago. Two suicide bombers targeted a police station […]

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Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

May 19, AP – BEIRUT — In the capital Damascus, a car bomb killed at least three people and wounded five, according to Syrian state TV. It said bomb experts dismantled other explosives in the area. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said eight people were killed, including four members of […]

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