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Dramatic photo shows Syrian refugees continue to flee into Jordan

Dramatic photo shows Syrian refugees continue to flee into Jordan

June 30, – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has published a dramatic photo showing Syrian refugees poring over the border to find safety in the neighboring Jordan. The photo depicts Syrian refugees – some with white sacks on their backs – making their way through a narrow rocky pass, while thick clouds […]

June 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
ISIS Militants now control the largest oil refinery in Iraq

ISIS Militants now control the largest oil refinery in Iraq

June 18, – Sunni rebels battled their way into the biggest oil refinery in Iraq on Wednesday, and the president of neighbouring Iran raised the prospect of intervening in a sectarian war that threatens to sweep across Middle East frontiers. Sunni fighters were in control of three quarters of the territory of the Baiji refinery north of Baghdad, an official said there, […]

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Anger and grief on Ukraine day of mourning for 49 killed in plane attack

Anger and grief on Ukraine day of mourning for 49 killed in plane attack

June 15, – Church bells rang out over Kiev’s Maidan square and hundreds of mourners bowed their heads in silence on Sunday, a national day of mourning, to honor 49 Ukrainian servicemen killed by pro-Russian separatists. Ukrainian protesters vandalized the Russian Embassy in Kiev on Saturday in a dramatic display of anger over Russia’s alleged […]

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Roadside bomb hits Afghan election workers’ Bus, Killing 11

Roadside bomb hits Afghan election workers’ Bus, Killing 11

June 15, – A roadside bomb killed 11 people in Afghanistan, including four election workers, and the Taliban cut off the fingers of nearly a dozen people to punish them for voting in this weekend’s presidential runoff, officials said Sunday. The Taliban had warned people not to participate in Saturday’s vote. The two candidates, former […]

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U.S. orders aircraft carrier on standby for possible action in Iraq

U.S. orders aircraft carrier on standby for possible action in Iraq

June 14, – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad. “The order will provide the Commander-in-Chief additional flexibility should military options be required to […]

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Ukrainian troops recapture key port city of Mariupol

Ukrainian troops recapture key port city of Mariupol

June 13, – Ukrainian government forces reclaimed the port city of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists in heavy fighting on Friday and said they had regained control of a long stretch of the border with Russia. The advances are significant victories for the pro-European leadership in a military operation to crush the armed separatist rebellion that […]

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Iraq: Mosul falls to insurgents as government forces flee

Iraq: Mosul falls to insurgents as government forces flee

June 11, – An al Qaeda splinter group seized control of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, putting security forces to flight in a spectacular show of strength against the Shi’ite-led Baghdad government. The capture of the northern city of 2 million by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sunni Muslims […]

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Saudi wife shoots dead husband after marrying second woman

Saudi wife shoots dead husband after marrying second woman

June 10, – A Saudi man has reportedly been shot by his wife only a few days after he married another woman. The man and his new bride were attacked by the first wife at in al-Jouf, a region near the northern border of Saudi Arabia. The husband died instantly after the first wife shot […]

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5 US special operations forces killed by ‘Friendly Fire’ airstrike in Afghanistan

5 US special operations forces killed by ‘Friendly Fire’ airstrike in Afghanistan

June 10, – An air strike has killed five US troops and one Afghan soldier in southern Afghanistan, the deadliest friendly fire incident of the war for Nato forces. Helicopters were called in by US soldiers when they came under Taliban attack after a day’s heavy fighting in Zabul province, east of Kandahar, Afghan officials […]

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Series of Bombs against Kurds, other attacks in Iraq kill 33

Series of Bombs against Kurds, other attacks in Iraq kill 33

June 09, – A double bombing tore through Kurdish political party offices in northern Iraq in the deadliest of a series of attacks nationwide that killed at least 33 people, officials said. It was the second such assault in as many days. Nobody claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack. But an al-Qaida splinter group known as […]

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