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Myanmar to drop charges against journalists who filmed Rohingya killings

Myanmar to drop charges against journalists who filmed Rohingya killings

Police in Myanmar say they will drop charges against two journalists and their interpreter and driver, who were jailed after filming with a drone. The four were working for Turkish broadcaster TRT when they filmed near parliament in the capital Naypyitaw. They are currently serving two-month sentences for violating an aircraft law, with further charges […]

December 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

Aug  17, – The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left nine pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesman for forces allied with the unity government. Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district […]

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Gunfire feared in Olympic bus attack

Gunfire feared in Olympic bus attack

Aug 10, – Rio 2016 organisers said two journalists suffered slight injuries in Tuesday’s attack, which set off a new Olympic jitters four days after a bullet hit a Games media centre. A bus carrying Rio Olympics journalists came under attack and police were investigating whether bullets were fired from the notorious City of God […]

August 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Aug 10, – Three explosions, two of them suicide bombings, killed at least 45 people near Baquba, the capital of Iraq’s restive eastern province of Diyala on Monday, police and medics said. The deadlier of Monday’s two attacks happened near the provincial capital, Baquba, located 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. Police said a […]

August 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iraq car bomb attacks kill 9

Iraq car bomb attacks kill 9

Sep 11, – Police officials say a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in the Shiite city of Diwaniyah, killing six people and wounding 16 others. Diwaniyah is 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Baghdad. Iraqi authorities say car bomb attacks have killed nine people in two Shiite cities south of Baghdad. Police later […]

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Iraq- Attacks kill 24, corpses shot in head found

Iraq- Attacks kill 24, corpses shot in head found

Nov 27, – Officers found eight corpses dumped in farmland in the Sunni-dominated Arab Jabour district, a police officer said. All of the dead, men believed to be between the ages of 25 to 35, suffered gunshot to their heads, he said. Police around Iraq’s capital found the corpses of 13 men Wednesday with gunshot […]

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rare US drone strike kills at least 5 in Pakistan

Rare US drone strike kills at least 5 in Pakistan

Nov 21, – A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike in northwest Pakistan outside the country’s remote tribal region on Thursday, killing at least five people, including three senior Afghan militants, Pakistani police and security officials said. The missiles hit an Islamic seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Hangu district that was known […]

November 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Nov 16, – A Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance in Egypt said Saturday it is ready for a national dialogue to end the political standoff in the country, in an announcement that did not demand the return of the nation’s toppled president to power. The call is the first formal proposition by supporters of ousted Islamist President […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
2 French journalists killed in Mali

2 French journalists killed in Mali

Nov 03, – Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon of Radio France Internationale were grabbed Saturday in the city of Kidal by armed men in a 4×4 just after finishing an interview with the acting head of the rebel National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad, or NMLA, officials said. Their bodies were dumped a […]

November 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Russia: Greenpeace activists posed ‘real threat’

Russia: Greenpeace activists posed ‘real threat’

Sep 30, –  The Investigative Committee’s statement on Monday is further indication that Russia is determined to prosecute the environmental activists for the Sept. 18 protest at the oil platform. All 30 people who were on board the Greenpeace ship, including two journalists, have been jailed for two months pending the investigation. Russia’s investigative agency […]

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