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Veiled teenage Palestinian student killed by Israeli soldiers at checkpoint in Hebron

Veiled teenage Palestinian student killed by Israeli soldiers at checkpoint in Hebron

Sep 26, – Smiling to the camera with a bouquet of flowers in her hand, this is the Palestinian first year university student shot dead by Israeli soldiers after a tense stand-off in Hebron, the West Bank on Tuesday. The image of Hadeel al-Hashlamun, 18, was shared by Palestinian activist group Youth Against Settlements who […]

September 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Clashes rock Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for second day

Clashes rock Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for second day

Sep 14, – Muslims and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second straight day Monday as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam’s third-holiest site. As they had the day before, Israeli security forces entered the compound early on Monday to prevent Muslim youths from harassing […]

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Long lines at Greek-Macedonian border as thousands of migrants wait to cross

Long lines at Greek-Macedonian border as thousands of migrants wait to cross

Sep 12, – Soaked to the bone and ankle deep in mud, thousands of people seeking refuge in Europe are finding that their path to a new life is growing harder by the hour. Human Rights Observers reported Torrential rains poured as an unprecedented 7,000 trekkers crossed the Greek border into Macedonia on Thursday past […]

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Blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo, one killed

Blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo, one killed

Jul 11, – A large explosion struck outside the Italian Consulate in Egypt’s capital Cairo early Saturday, severely damaging the building and killing one civilian, and injuring four others, officials said. An Italian diplomat said the consulate was closed at the time and no staff members were wounded in the blast. Heath Ministry official Hossam […]

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Kuwait buries ISIS attack victims as security boosted

Kuwait buries ISIS attack victims as security boosted

Jun 28, – Thousands of Kuwaitis braved scorching summer heat on Saturday to attend the funerals of 18 out of 26 victims of a Shiite mosque bombing claimed by the Islamic State group. The bodies of the remaining eight victims were flown to Iraq’s Shiite holy city of Najaf for burial, State Minister for Cabinet […]

June 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Israeli jets hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket attack

Israeli jets hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket attack

Jun 24, – The Israeli air force struck a militant target in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, the military said, hours after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel. “In response to this attack, the Israel Defence Forces struck the launcher from which the rocket was fired at Israel earlier,” an army statement said. […]

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Ebola cases trigger lockdown in Sierra Leone capital

New Ebola cases trigger lockdown in Sierra Leone capital

Feb 15, – Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone imposed a quarantine in a fishing district of the capital city, Freetown, after at least five new Ebola cases were confirmed there, an official said Saturday. The measure, imposed Friday, affects the coastal district of Aberdeen, which contains both upscale hotels and informal settlements, said OB Sisay, […]

February 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
India-Pakistan cross-border firing kills 5, thousands flee as clashes turn deadly

India-Pakistan cross-border firing kills 5, thousands flee as clashes turn deadly

Jan 06, – “A total of four civilians were martyred this evening due to Indian BSF (Border Security Force) shelling on civilian population … Pakistan Rangers are effectively responding to India’s unprovoked firing,” the Pakistani military reportedly said, in a statement released Monday. At least five people were killed near the India-Pakistan border in the […]

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Boko Haram militants seize military base in Nigeria raids

Boko Haram militants seize military base in Nigeria raids

Jan 06, – Suspected Boko Haram militants have seized a military base outside the Nigerian town of Baga near Lake Chad after engaging troops in a fierce battle that lasted several hours, witnesses said on Sunday. “They (the militants) overwhelmed the troops and forced them to abandon the base which the gunmen took over,” local […]

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wanted extremist leader with $3 million bounty surrenders in Somalia

Wanted extremist leader with $3 million bounty surrenders in Somalia

Dec 27, – A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday. Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region, said the intelligence officer, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to […]

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