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Yemen’s Houthi rebels beat, kidnap student protesters in capital

Yemen’s Houthi rebels beat, kidnap student protesters in capital

Jan 29, – Rebels who control the Yemeni capital have beaten back dozens of people marching in protest against them, firing automatic rifles in the air and striking protesters with batons and knives. Witnesses say the rebels, known as Houthis, detained several protesters and journalists, and that around 10 people were lightly wounded in the […]

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Ceasefire with Israel is bittersweet for Gazans

Ceasefire with Israel is bittersweet for Gazans

Aug 28, – Life in the shelters is worse than in a prison cell according to Kafarma. “Even prison cells have less people than these shelters,” he said. On Wednesday in Beit Hanoun, a steady procession of cars – rooftops loaded with mattresses and the few possessions people were able to grab when they fled […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Malaysia plane mystery: Investigators take closer look at flight crew

Malaysia plane mystery: Investigators take closer look at flight crew

Mar 16, – Malaysian investigators are trawling through the backgrounds of the pilots, crew and ground staff who worked on a missing jetliner for clues as to why someone on board flew it perhaps thousands of miles off course, the country’s police chief said. Background checks of passengers on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have drawn […]

March 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Turkey: ‘Two dead’ in clashes during teen’s funeral

Turkey: ‘Two dead’ in clashes during teen’s funeral

Mar 13, – Two people have died during protests across Turkey following the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year, local media report. One protester died during clashes in Istanbul’s Kurtulus district. In the east of the country a police officer is said to have died of a heart attack while dealing […]

March 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Istanbul: Tens of thousands mourn Turkey protest teen’s death

Istanbul: Tens of thousands mourn Turkey protest teen’s death

Mar 12, – Tens of thousands of people on Wednesday joined a funeral procession in Istanbul for a Turkish teenager who died nine months after slipping into a coma from being hit by a police tear-gas canister during anti-government protests, and called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign. Fifteen-year-old Berkin Elvan’s death on […]

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Bahrain: Interior ministry says two children injured as bomb explodes

Bahrain: Interior ministry says two children injured as bomb explodes

Mar 06, – Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Thursday two children were injured after they were instructed to plant a bomb in the same village where a bomb killed two local policemen and an officer from the United Arab Emirates earlier this week. The two children, aged 10 and 11, had been instructed by “terrorists” […]

March 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
3 policemen killed in Bahrain blast

3 policemen killed in Bahrain blast

Mar 03, – A bomb explosion killed three Bahraini policemen on Monday during confrontations between security forces and “rioters” in a Shiite village near the capital, the interior ministry said. The explosion is the most serious attack on the security forces in terms of casualties since bomb attacks became frequent in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom […]

March 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Sep 13, ISTANBUL — When demonstrators rocked Turkey in June, their message was clear: an increasingly authoritarian government needed to learn to listen to dissenters and compromise. But a new round of protests set off by the death of a man in a tense border region with Syria appears more complex, sectarian and volatile. The […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kerry meets Arab leaders to seek Syria strike support

Kerry meets Arab leaders to seek Syria strike support

Sep 08, – US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Arab League leaders in Paris as part of a European tour to gather support for intervention in Syria. Earlier Mr Kerry said the number of nations prepared to take military action was now in “double digits”, but the list has not been made public. […]

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Security tight for German ‘peace concert’ in Kashmir

Security tight for German ‘peace concert’ in Kashmir

Sep 07, – The city of Srinagar in Indian Kashmir was under high security as a famous German orchestra performed a concert on Saturday. Separatists had demanded that the performance be called off. A concert of Germany’s Bavarian State Orchestra conducted by Indian-born Zubin Mehta was held amid tight security in Srinagar in India-administered Kashmir […]

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