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Deadly attack stokes Iraq Shia pilgrimage fears

Deadly attack stokes Iraq Shia pilgrimage fears

Dec 12, – “There were one person killed and four wounded when mortar rounds hit an area on the western side of the city” shortly after midnight, a police colonel said. A deadly mortar attack Friday near the Iraqi city of Karbala stoked security concerns as millions of Shiite pilgrims gathered for one of the […]

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US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

Dec 12, – Congress, acting at the administration’s request, is expected to allow U.S. training in some noncombat activities for the military in Myanmar, also known as Burma. This would be part of a sweeping defense policy bill slated to pass Friday. Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the […]

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Seven dead in Kabul after two suicide attacks

Seven dead in Kabul after two suicide attacks

Dec 11, – The Afghan capital has been hit by a series of deadly Taliban attacks in recent weeks, highlighting the fragility of the security situation as foreign combat troops leave after more than a decade of war. Two suicide attacks in Kabul, one targeting a play at a French-financed school, killed at least seven […]

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Modi to Putin – Russia to stay India’s top defense partner

Modi to Putin – Russia to stay India’s top defense partner

Dec 11, – Modi spoke after a one-day summit that sought to revive a relationship that peaked in the Soviet era. The two sides signed billions of dollars of deals in nuclear power, oil and defense. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Russia will remain India’s top defense supplier, […]

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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, […]

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Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali?

Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali?

Dec 11, – But the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation methods released this week suggests that more mundane steps – email monitoring, a tip off from a CIA source and help from Thailand – may have been what brought down Hambali, head of militant group Jemaah Islamiah. Hailed as a major success in the […]

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Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Dec 10, – Boko Haram has been accused of deploying a wave of female bombers in recent months, including in Kano, and blame for the latest violence will likely fall on the Islamist insurgents. Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in northern Nigeria’s largest city Kano on Wednesday, […]

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U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Dec 10, – Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in Iraq with its partner nations, according to the statement from the Combined Joint Task Force for the coalition overseeing the operation. The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, […]

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Suspected bomb kills 10 on Philippine passenger bus

Suspected bomb kills 10 on Philippine passenger bus

Dec 10, – The Rural Transit bus had picked up passengers, mostly students, and was passing near the main gate of Central Mindanao University in Maramag town in Bukidnon province on Tuesday night when the powerful blast sent shrapnel and debris flying through the vehicle, town safety officer Alejandro Navarro said. The death toll from […]

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Blast near Manama kills Bahraini, wounds expatriate – interior ministry

Blast near Manama kills Bahraini, wounds expatriate – interior ministry

Dec 09, – The ministry called the attack a “terrorist explosion” and said police were on the scene of the blast in the village of Karzakan, southwest of the capital Manama, but gave no further details. An explosion killed a Bahraini citizen and wounded an expatriate man on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said on its […]

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