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Islamic State jihadists within 5 km of Syrian Kurdish border town

Islamic State jihadists within 5 km of Syrian Kurdish border town

Sep 29, – Islamic State jihadists advanced Monday to within five kilometres (three miles) of the key Kurdish town of Kobani [Ain al-Arab in Arabic] on Syria’s border with Turkey, a monitor said. “They are five kilometres to the south and southeast of Kobani,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human […]

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Landslides add to misery of Kashmir’s worst floods in decades

Landslides add to misery of Kashmir’s worst floods in decades

Sep 13, – Rescuers raced to help communities hit by landslides in Indian Kashmir on Friday while thousands were stranded, homeless and hungry in the city of Srinagar, most of which was submerged by the region’s worst flooding in 50 years. Both the Indian and Pakistan sides of the disputed Himalayan territory have been hit […]

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Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains

Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains

Sep 10, – While the world’s attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens by […]

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Taliban attack government compound in east Afghanistan, killing 13 security forces

Taliban attack government compound in east Afghanistan, killing 13 security forces

Sep 04, – A Taliban attack on a government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday killed 13 security personnel and left at least 60 other people wounded when a truck bomb triggered hours of fighting, officials said. About 20 insurgents armed with machine guns and grenade launchers were also killed during the assault on the intelligence […]

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Ukraine vows to block Russian ‘aid’ convoy heading for border

Ukraine vows to block Russian ‘aid’ convoy heading for border

Aug 13, – A convoy of 262 Russian trucks was expected at the Ukrainian border on Wednesday as Kiev vowed to block the aid mission from its territory over fears it was a ploy to bolster pro-Kremlin rebels. The convoy of what Russia says is humanitarian aid has sparked fears of an escalation in a […]

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Bangladesh garment workers demanding wages clash with police in Dhaka

Bangladesh garment workers demanding wages clash with police in Dhaka

Aug 08, – Bangladeshi garment workers staging a hunger strike for nine days to press for back-pay and a holiday bonus clashed with police in the capital, Dhaka, on Tuesday, police and witnesses said. About 1,600 workers from five factories of the Tuba Group have been on hunger strike since July 28 demanding the payment […]

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Ukrainian forces recapture rail hub in east Ukraine, five soldiers killed

Ukrainian forces recapture rail hub in east Ukraine, five soldiers killed

Aug 04, – Five government soldiers were killed and 15 wounded over the last 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine where Kiev forces recaptured an important railway hub from pro-Russian rebels, a security official in Kiev said on Monday. Kiev has intensified its campaign against the Moscow-backed separatists and made steady gains on the […]

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Gaza toll mounts to 926 as fragile 12-hour ceasefire takes hold

Gaza toll mounts to 926 as fragile 12-hour ceasefire takes hold

July 26, – Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been spearheading international efforts to […]

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Egypt refers 71 Morsi backers to trial over deadly violence

Egypt refers 71 Morsi backers to trial over deadly violence

July 02, – Egypt’s general prosecutor Wednesday bound over for trial 71 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi over August 2013 violence that killed 16 people. The trial is part of a relentless crackdown targeting Morsi supporters since the army ousted him last July. More than 1,400 Morsi supporters have been killed in a […]

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Lebanese wife-beater sentenced to 9 months in prison under new law

Lebanese wife-beater sentenced to 9 months in prison under new law

July 02, – A Lebanese man who beat his wife has been jailed for nine months in the first such conviction under a domestic violence law passed in April. Hussein Ftouni will also be fined 20 million Lebanese pounds ($13 258) for a brutal assault on his 22-year-old wife, Tamara Harissi. Women’s rights group Kafa […]

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