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Turkey says 3 of its soldiers killed in IS attack

Turkey says 3 of its soldiers killed in IS attack

Sep 07, – The Turkish fatalities came after Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels on Sunday expelled IS from the last strip of territory the militant group controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border, effectively sealing the extremists’ self-styled caliphate off from the outside world. Three Turkish soldiers were killed and four were wounded in a missile […]

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At least 117 bodies found off Libya as smuggling boat sinks

At least 117 bodies found off Libya as smuggling boat sinks

Jun 03, – The developments were the latest deadly disasters for refugees and migrants seeking a better life in Europe, and they followed the drownings of more than 1,000 people since May 25 while attempting the long and perilous journey from North Africa to southern Europe. More than 110 bodies were pulled from the sea […]

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Curfew widened in southeast Turkey, clashes kill 23

Curfew widened in southeast Turkey, clashes kill 23

Jan 27, – Hundreds of locals, including children and the elderly, fled curfew-bound areas of Diyarbakir’s Sur district as gunfire and blasts resounded and police helicopters flew overhead, a Reuters witness said. Some people cried as they carried away possessions. Security forces killed 20 Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey while three Turkish soldiers died in […]

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

Sep 20, – Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London, Kerry called on Russia and Iran to use their influence over Assad to convince him to negotiate a political transition. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his […]

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Three attackers dead as gunmen attack Pakistan air force base in Peshawar

Three attackers dead as gunmen attack Pakistan air force base in Peshawar

Sep 18, – A group of between seven and 10 militants attacked a guard post and tried to force their way into the Badaber air base, Major General Asim Bajwa said on Twitter. A gunbattle was still underway and three attackers had been killed so far, he said. Gunmen attacked a Pakistani Air Force base […]

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‘At least 50 dead’ in Shebab attack on AU base- Western sources

‘At least 50 dead’ in Shebab attack on AU base- Western sources

Sep 02, – The attack on the camp in Janale, 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Mogadishu in the Lower Shabelle region and manned by Ugandan troops, now ranks as one of the deadliest yet against AMISOM troops. At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing […]

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Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Jul 25, – The latest fatalities in Chitral in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province brought the number of deaths blamed on the flooding this week to 42 nationwide. Heavy monsoon rains lashed an already-deluged northern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, as rescuers found the bodies of another 24 people killed by the flooding inundating parts of the […]

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Pakistani military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

Pakistani military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

Jul 22, – The government says so far three people have died while 285,000 have been affected by the floods in and around the city of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan’s military and authorities have deployed helicopters and boats to evacuate residents from the worst-hit areas in the country’s north, where monsoon rains and […]

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Nature seems to be against us- rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Nature seems to be against us- rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Apr 30, – Many people have been sleeping in the open after the quake – the United Nations has said 600,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. It has said eight million people have been affected, with at least two million in need of tents, water, food and medicines over the next three months.Dandal said foreign […]

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Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

Apr 27, – By afternoon, the death toll from Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake had climbed to more than 3,700, and reports trickling in from remote areas suggested it would rise significantly. Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days […]

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