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ISIS losing ground in symbolic Kobani battle

ISIS losing ground in symbolic Kobani battle

Jan 15, – With more than a thousand militants killed and territory slipping away, the Islamic State group is losing its grip on the Syrian border town of Kobani under intense U.S.-led airstrikes and astonishingly stiff resistance by Kurdish fighters. It is a stunning reversal for the Islamic State group, which just months ago stood […]

January 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
23 Palestinians, 1 Israeli soldier killed in Gaza ground offensive

23 Palestinians, 1 Israeli soldier killed in Gaza ground offensive

July 18, – At least 23 Palestinians – including 3 children – have been killed since the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) launched its ground invasion into Gaza on Thursday evening. According to some reports, the children were killed by an Israeli tank shell. The latest victims bring the total death toll to 264 Palestinians killed […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
India Bodo militant attacks: Bodies of 6 Muslim kids recovered as toll rises to 50 in Assam

India Bodo militant attacks: Bodies of 6 Muslim kids recovered as toll rises to 50 in Assam

May 04, – The recovery of nine more Muslim bodies on Saturday in the restive Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) region took the death toll in Assam’s latest episode of communal violence to 50. Thirty people – 22 in Baksa and eight in Kokrajhar – have been arrested in connection with the violence that started […]

May 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
La Isabelica: Pro-government militiamen shoot Venezuelan protesters

La Isabelica: Pro-government militiamen shoot Venezuelan protesters

Mar 31, – Lisandro Barazarte, a photographer with the local newspaper, Notitarde, caught images of several of the men shooting into the crowd while steadying their firearms on their palms. The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class […]

March 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kerry warns, new Iran sanctions could threaten nuclear talks

Kerry warns, new Iran sanctions could threaten nuclear talks

Nov 14, – US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress against imposing new sanctions against Iran. Kerry said fresh sanctions could destroy diplomatic efforts to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program. Kerry asked a US lawmakers on Wednesday to refrain from passing new sanctions or risk imperiling delicate nuclear talks. “We put these sanctions in […]

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Super typhoon Haiyan slams into central Philippines

Super typhoon Haiyan slams into central Philippines

Nov 08, – The world’s most powerful typhoon this year has hit the Philippines. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes before Typhoon Haiyan made landfall. Weather experts say to expect ‘catastrophic damage.’ Businesses in the path of Typhoon Haiyan were told to close, schools shut down and fisherpeople ordered to stay in port […]

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