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Israeli officials warn tensions with Syria could escalate into a ‘surprise war’

Israeli officials warn tensions with Syria could escalate into a ‘surprise war’

Mar 19, – Israeli jets struck a Syrian army training facility, a military headquarters building and artillery batteries, the army said in a e-mailed statement. The strikes were a response to the wounding of four Israeli soldiers by the explosion of a device on the Golan Heights frontier with Syria yesterday, the third such incident […]

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Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Ma 19, – It took more than a week, but both sides of Malaysia’s bitterly contested political divide are now sparring over the disappearance and hunt for the missing jetliner, a possible distraction for a government already under fire for its handling of the crisis. The opposition is attacking the government, relishing in the international […]

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Pakistani girl kidnapped, gang-raped and stripped naked for ‘revenge’

Pakistani girl kidnapped, gang-raped and stripped naked for ‘revenge’

Mar 19, – Islamabad, March 18: A young woman in Pakistan’s Punjab province was allegedly kidnapped and forcibly married twice before being gangraped and stripped naked in revenge for her brother having eloped with a girl from a different caste. Sanaullah, 22, had eloped with the daughter of a man who belongs to the Mallah […]

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Search for Malaysian jet tests China, US capabilities

Search for Malaysian jet tests China, US capabilities

Mar 19, – The hunt has major ramifications for Beijing, which has been rapidly improving its military while aggressively challenging neighbors over territorial disputes. Washington is looking to prove it’s still the top dog to allies worried about how seriously it takes the threat China poses to the Pacific status quo. Finding the missing Malaysian […]

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Helicopter crashes in Seattle, at least 2 dead

Helicopter crashes in Seattle, at least 2 dead

Mar 18, – Two people have been killed and one injured in a helicopter crash in the US city of Seattle. The helicopter, owned by news channel KOMO-TV, fell to the ground meters from the city’s landmark Space Needle. Reports said the news helicopter crashed into at least two cars following a failed takeoff during […]

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Defiant Putin approves draft bill for annexation of Crimea

Defiant Putin approves draft bill for annexation of Crimea

Mar 18, – In an address to a joint session of Russia’s parliamentary houses scheduled for 11am GMT today, Putin will deliver his position on the hugely contentious Crimean question. His is expected to set the stage for parliament to approve the absorption of Crimea. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has approved a draft bill […]

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Dozens injured after soldiers storm Venezuela’s Plaza Altamira

Dozens injured after soldiers storm Venezuela’s Plaza Altamira

Mar 17, – Eyewitnesses say dozens of anti-government protesters were injured in clashes with police in Caracas on Sunday. They were marching toward a military base in the latest demonstration against President. Venezuelan troops stormed a Caracas square on Sunday to evict protesters who turned it into a stronghold during six weeks of demonstrations against […]

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Arvind Kejriwal accused of disrespecting women – HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS

Arvind Kejriwal accused of disrespecting women – HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d70-OtfvRXQ[/youtube] Arvind Kejriwal accused of disrespecting women – HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS Has strongly criticized and accused the leadership of Aam Admi Party particularly Sri Arvind Kejrival for not showing respect to the women and not maintaining the dignity & respect for the women. While observing the International Women’s day Human Rights Observers chairman Mr. Tameem […]

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No progress under Rouhani, says Iranian women’s rights activists

No progress under Rouhani, says Iranian women’s rights activists

Mar 16, – The government of President Hassan Rouhani distanced itself from the meeting, with foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham saying it didn’t “help relations between Iran and Europe.” Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani called Ashton’s meeting “contrary to the security and interests of the country.” Women’s rights groups were hoping that the status quo […]

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Thousand march in Moscow against Russian ‘occupation’ of Crimea

Thousand march in Moscow against Russian ‘occupation’ of Crimea

Mar 16, – Thousands marched freely through Moscow on Sunday in support of Russia using military force in neighboring Ukraine, while at an anti-invasion protest nearby dozens were detained. Russian state television ratcheted up its pro-invasion rhetoric over the weekend and showed what it claimed were buses full of refugees pouring across the Ukrainian border, […]

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