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2 Muslim men killed by mob over cow theft charges in India

2 Muslim men killed by mob over cow theft charges in India

Two Muslim men were beaten to death by a mob in northeastern India over allegations of cow theft, the latest in a series of similar attacks across the country, police officials said Monday. Senior Assam state police official Mukesh Aggarwal said police have filed a criminal complaint and are trying to identify the members of […]

May 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Horror of Mosul ISIS dumped bodies of 4,000 victims in mass grave

Horror of Mosul ISIS dumped bodies of 4,000 victims in mass grave

ISIS buried dead bodies of 4,000 victims in the Khasfa sinkhole in Iraq’s desert, making it the country’s largest mass grave, according to locals, police, and activists. Mosul sinkhole is located near the Baghdad-Mosul highway, only eight kilometers from Mosul, the daily reports. Findings of mass grave witnesses and police, as well as human rights […]

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
More Rohingya villages razed in Myanmar’s Rakhine- HRW

More Rohingya villages razed in Myanmar’s Rakhine- HRW

More than 1,000 houses in Rohingya villages have been razed in northwestern Myanmar, according to analysis of satellite images from Human Rights Watch released Monday that fly in the face of government denials. Troops have poured into a strip of land along the Bangladesh border, an area which is largely home to the stateless Muslim […]

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 17 dead amid opposition protests in Congo’s capital

At least 17 dead amid opposition protests in Congo’s capital

Sep 19, – Protesters threw stones and set tires and vehicles ablaze, according to witnesses. Interior Minister Evariste Boshab confirmed that three police officers were among the dead, including one who was burned alive. Street clashes between security forces and demonstrators opposed to President Joseph Kabila left at least 17 dead in Congo’s capital Monday […]

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Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests

Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests

Mar 05, – The late-night swoop against the Zaman newspaper raised fresh concerns over declining media freedoms in Turkey, a key European Union ally, ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Brussels Monday for a crucial summit meeting with EU leaders. A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and […]

March 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Air strike on Yemen market kills 30 rebels, civilians- witnesses

Air strike on Yemen market kills 30 rebels, civilians- witnesses

Feb 27, – The air strike targeted three rebel vehicles as they entered a market in the town of Naqil bin Ghaylan, killing at least 30 Huthi insurgents and civilians, one tribal source in the area said. A Saudi-led air coalition air strike on a market northeast of the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa killed at […]

February 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
IS car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

IS car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

Feb 09, – Syrian state TV reported the toll and showed footage of the blast scene in Damascus, including several damaged vehicles and a burnt-out car. The police officers’ club was next to a vegetable market. A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State group struck near a police officers’ club in the Syrian […]

February 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber kills seven employees of Afghan TV channel

Suicide bomber kills seven employees of Afghan TV channel

Jan 20, – At least 25 other people were wounded in the bombing near the Russian embassy in downtown Kabul, marking the first major attack on an Afghan media organisation since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. Seven employees of popular Afghan TV channel TOLO were killed Wednesday when a suicide car bomber […]

January 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Yemen militia sends forces south as UN warns of civil war

Yemen militia sends forces south as UN warns of civil war

Mar 23, – Security sources said the militiamen, known as Huthis, had sent several thousand troops south and fought with local Sunni tribes as they approached the main southern city of Aden, where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi took refuge after fleeing the capital last month. Yemen’s Shiite militia sent reinforcements south and clashed with local […]

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

Dec 12, – Congress, acting at the administration’s request, is expected to allow U.S. training in some noncombat activities for the military in Myanmar, also known as Burma. This would be part of a sweeping defense policy bill slated to pass Friday. Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the […]

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