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Palestine leader vows legal action against Aqsa attacks

Palestine leader vows legal action against Aqsa attacks

Oct 19, – Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said Saturday legal measures would be taken to prevent Jewish settlers from attacking Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, having said their presence desecrates the site. His remarks follow a recent spate of clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli police, which erupted when Jews were to visit the complex. […]

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Syria’s Al-Qaeda chief warns West against continued strikes

Syria’s Al-Qaeda chief warns West against continued strikes

Sep 28, – The head of Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate warned on Sunday that failure to stop US-led air strikes on jihadist positions in Syria would “transfer the battle” to Western countries. In an audio message posted on the Internet, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, who heads Al-Nusra Front in Syria, addressed citizens “in America and Europe” and […]

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Five killed in Peshawar blast, suicide bomber targets senior army officer

Five killed in Peshawar blast, suicide bomber targets senior army officer

Sep 23, – A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said. In another development, the military said it carried out airstrikes against militant hideouts near the Afghan border, killing 19 insurgents. The bombing in Peshawar took […]

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India: Bus carrying wedding guests swept away by flooded stream in Kashmir; 50 missing

India: Bus carrying wedding guests swept away by flooded stream in Kashmir; 50 missing

Sep 04, – A bus carrying more than 50 wedding guests was swept away Thursday by a flooded stream in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir and all but three of the passengers were missing, officials said. Police officer Rajesh Kumar said the three swam to safety and told rescuers that about 50 others were trapped […]

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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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Fear of flight chaos as Iceland’s biggest volcano rumbles

Fear of flight chaos as Iceland’s biggest volcano rumbles

Aug 19, – Iceland has warned that its largest volcano is in danger of erupting, four years after millions of air travellers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak. Scientists believe the ash from an eruption at Bardarbunga could disrupt transatlantic and northern European air traffic, with floods of melting ice likely […]

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Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine, as 26 killed by artillery

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine, as 26 killed by artillery

July 29, – Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed. Fighting also raged elsewhere […]

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Spain’s Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban

Spain’s Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban

July 12, – A ban on the wearing of burkas – a body-covering cloak worn by some Muslim women – is to be put into effect by the government of the Spanish autonomous region of Catalonia in the wake of the European Court of Human Rights decree that its ban does not breach human rights […]

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23 Ukraine troops killed; president says ‘rebels will pay’

23 Ukraine troops killed; president says ‘rebels will pay’

July 11, – Pro-Russia rebels fired missiles Friday at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 servicemen, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said, adding that four troops were killed in other clashes. President Petro Poroshenko summoned security officials in Kiev to discuss Friday’s pre-dawn attack at a forward base in eastern Ukraine and declared […]

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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 […]

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