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HR media news: 14 Afghan soldiers, 64 Taliban militants killed

HR media news: 14 Afghan soldiers, 64 Taliban militants killed

July 07, Kabul – The government says 14 Afghan soldiers and 64 Taleban militants have been killed in fighting and roadside bombings across the country in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Defense said on Sunday the casualties include 10 Taleban fighters killed in a single operation in Wardak province, west of Kabul. Three […]

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Femen topless activist protest against Turkish PM

Femen topless activist protest against Turkish PM

July 05, AP – Istanbul: Wearing only mini-shorts and high heels, she performed her stunt inside Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, on the Asian side of the bi-continental city. A feminist activist from the radical group Femen staged a topless protest at an Istanbul airport on Friday to denounce Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s religious conservatism. […]

July 5, 2013 | By More
Egypt’s Brotherhood calls for Friday protests following Morsi’s overthrow

Egypt’s Brotherhood calls for Friday protests following Morsi’s overthrow

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for a wave of protests Friday, furious over the military’s ouster of its president and arrest of its revered leader and other top figures, underlining the touchy issue of what role the fundamentalist Islamist movement might play in the new regime. There are concerns of Islamist violence in […]

July 5, 2013 | By More
Unknown gunmen kill top female police officer in Afghanistan

Unknown gunmen kill top female police officer in Afghanistan

July 05, AP – LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: Lieutenant Islam Bibi, the most senior policewoman in volatile southern Helmand province, was shot dead on her way to work in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, officials said. Unknown gunmen killed one of Afghanistan’s most high-profile female police officers on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
The lost generation: Youth unemployment in the EU, human rights observers

The lost generation: Youth unemployment in the EU, human rights observers

July 03, AP – Since the eurozone debt crisis broke out in 2010, unemployment among Europe’s youth has jumped from an average of 15 percent to 23 percent, totaling some 5.6 million people. In Greece and Spain – the most severely affected EU countries – more than 50 percent of people between 15 and 24 […]

July 3, 2013 | By More
Saudi Arabia extends illegal workers deadline to Nov. 3: human rights observers

Saudi Arabia extends illegal workers deadline to Nov. 3: human rights observers

July 03, AP – Khobar/Jeddah: Earlier this year the kingdom began to crack down on foreign workers who have violated their visa terms with surprise inspections on streets and in company offices. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has extended an amnesty for foreign workers to obtain legal status in the country until November 3, from the […]

July 3, 2013 | By More
Abu Dhabi Federal court jails 61 Al Islah members for attempting to seize power

Abu Dhabi Federal court jails 61 Al Islah members for attempting to seize power

July 02, Abu Dhabi, AP – A total of 94 dissidents were on trial on charges of forming an organisation with an aim to seize power. In a landmark verdict on Tuesday, the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced the main 56 accused in the state security case to ten years in jail, while […]

July 2, 2013 | By More
Syrian army shelling kills 11 near capital Damascus

Syrian army shelling kills 11 near capital Damascus

July 02, BEIRUT (AP) — The shelling on Kfar Batna appeared to be part of a concerted government push against contested and rebel-held areas around the capital. In recent months, troops have captured several suburbs of the capital, Damascus, as President Bashar Assad regime’s looks to secure its seat of power. Syrian troops shelled a […]

July 2, 2013 | By More
Trucks, filled with Indian currency, diamonds caught in Mumbai

Trucks, filled with Indian currency, diamonds caught in Mumbai

July 02, Mumbai, AP – Sources say the National Investigation Agency or NIA had been tipped off a week ago and had involved the Income Tax department of Mumbai because a huge amount of cash was involved. They look like four regular trucks, covered with tarpaulin, the paint peeling in some parts. But their cargo […]

July 2, 2013 | By More
Taliban attack on NATO compound in Kabul; 6 killed

Taliban attack on NATO compound in Kabul; 6 killed

July 02, AP – KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayuob Salangi said the powerful car bomb blew up at about 4:30 a.m., leaving a deep crater at the first gate leading into the camp. Two truck drivers who were waiting to enter the area were killed in the blast, he said. […]

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