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Nine Iraqi security men killed in brutal assassinations

Nine Iraqi security men killed in brutal assassinations

Feb 09, Baghdad – Nine people were found dead in two brutal incidents in Iraq Sunday — one where militants forced Shiite policemen to pray before killing them, and another where decapitated heads were left in a market. The violence is among the most shocking in Iraq’s worst prolonged period of unrest since it emerged […]

February 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Italian navy rescues over 400 migrants in 24 hours

Italian navy rescues over 400 migrants in 24 hours

Jan 12, Rome – The Italian navy rescued more than 400 migrants from two boats south of Sicily on Saturday and Sunday as the immigration crisis that killed hundreds in shipwrecks last year continued. On Saturday afternoon, 236 men, women and children, mostly from Africa, were rescued and were being taken to a port near […]

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Lebanon: Anger erupts as Hezbollah mourns Beirut bomb victims

Lebanon: Anger erupts as Hezbollah mourns Beirut bomb victims

Jan 05, Beirut – The Lebanese government announced Saturday as a national day of mourning to honor the victims who were killed in bombing in a suburb of south Beirut. The announcement was made by Lebanese outgoing prime minister Najib Mikati in an administrative memorandum issued today marking Jan. 4 as the national mourning day […]

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India: Kolkata Teen was gang-raped twice then set on fire

India: Kolkata Teen was gang-raped twice then set on fire

Jan 02, – A teenage girl was allegedly gang-raped once before going to the police station, and while returning, she was gang raped again. I don’t think the role of police is right in this case. If the police had been alert, then they could have prevented her from getting raped again,” said Sharma. National […]

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Ukraine leader tilts toward Russia speaks out against EU

Ukraine leader tilts toward Russia speaks out against EU

Dec 19, Kiev Ukraine — Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych on Thursday suggested that Western governments should not interfere in the country’s internal affairs, as he appeared to tilt further toward Russia after it offered his economically struggling country a $15-billion bailout. In a move that is certain to spark further anger among thousands of pro-Europe […]

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UN: Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan

UN: Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan

Dec 18, Juba, South Sudan – Fighting in South Sudan has killed up to 500 people, U.N. diplomats said Tuesday, and the United Nations fears the violence in the oil-rich East African country is “largely along ethnic lines.” The United States ordered its citizens to leave South Sudan immediately. The president of South Sudan, which […]

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Standoff by police, protesters in Tunisia

Standoff by police, protesters in Tunisia

Dec 17, TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian police stepped up security while protesters from across the spectrum accused the government Tuesday of betraying the revolutions that started in this country and rocked the Arab world. The protests were held to mark three years since a young vendor set himself on fire in desperation over unemployment and […]

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‘Revenge porn’ website owner arrested for extortion

‘Revenge porn’ website owner arrested for extortion

Dec 01, – A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the running of a “revenge porn” website. Kevin Bollaert is accused of being behind UGotPosted, a site that published intimate photographs of people against their wishes. It would link to relevant social networks of the subjects pictured. Prosecutors said the website also sought […]

December 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber attacks Yemen’s defence ministry

Suicide bomber attacks Yemen’s defence ministry

Dec 05, – Sana’a: A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into the gate of Yemen’s defence ministry in the capital Sana’a on Thursday morning, causing “a large number of casualties”, according to a source at the ministry. Yemeni officials say a car bomb targeting the motorcade of the country’s Defence Minister has […]

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New Egypt draft charter sets powers for military

New Egypt draft charter sets powers for military

Dec 02, CAIRO — Extensive amendments of the constitution adopted under Egypt’s ousted Islamist president give the military more privileges, enshrining its place as the nation’s most powerful institution and the source of real power, while removing parts that liberals feared set the stage for the creation of an Islamic state. The new draft constitution […]

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