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EU foreign policy chief says ‘We need a Palestinian state’

EU foreign policy chief says ‘We need a Palestinian state’

Nov 08, – The European Union lent support Saturday to Palestinian statehood efforts with the bloc’s new foreign affairs chief saying a Palestinian state was needed to prevent a repeat of this year’s Gaza war. “We need a Palestinian state — that is the ultimate goal and this is the position of all the European […]

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Flow of foreign jihadists recruit to Iraq, Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ says UN

Flow of foreign jihadists recruit to Iraq, Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ says UN

Oct 31, – Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant groups from “countries that have […]

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, dismantle protest barricades

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, dismantle protest barricades

Oct 14, – Hong Kong police cleared more barricades Tuesday from pro-democracy protest zones that have choked off traffic in key business districts for more than two weeks, signaling authorities’ growing impatience with the student-led activists. Appearing to use a strategy of gradually chipping away at the three main protest zones, hundreds of police used […]

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Double Car bomb attack kills 19 near market in Iraqi capital

Double Car bomb attack kills 19 near market in Iraqi capital

Sep 10, – Twin car bombs hit a police checkpoint near a pet market in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people, Iraqi officials said. Police said the attack began when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a checkpoint manned by traffic police in the southeastern neighborhood of New Baghdad, killing five […]

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France: Police arrested 50 people as Palestinian protesters defy rally ban in Paris

France: Police arrested 50 people as Palestinian protesters defy rally ban in Paris

July 26, – Police arrested around 50 people at a banned pro-Palestinian protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armour-clad riot squads. The rally, which gathered an estimated 5,000 people in the capital’s Place de la Republique, dispersed after 90 minutes during which police who were targeted with rocks […]

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Israel accuses Hamas of abducting missing teenagers as crackdown continues

Israel accuses Hamas of abducting missing teenagers as crackdown continues

June 26, – Israel on Thursday named two Hamas Islamists as leading suspects in the June 12 kidnappings of three Israeli teenagers, in the most concrete report yet of results after weeks of searches in the occupied West Bank. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed reports that troops were seeking Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, […]

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Iraq: Mosul falls to insurgents as government forces flee

Iraq: Mosul falls to insurgents as government forces flee

June 11, – An al Qaeda splinter group seized control of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, putting security forces to flight in a spectacular show of strength against the Shi’ite-led Baghdad government. The capture of the northern city of 2 million by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sunni Muslims […]

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Venezuela: Church accuses Maduro of brutally repressing protesters

Venezuela: Church accuses Maduro of brutally repressing protesters

Apr 03, – Venezuela’s Roman Catholic Church strong attack is likely to revive church-state tensions that were constant during the 14-year socialist rule of Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chavez. Church blames President Nicolas Maduro’s government on Wednesday of “totalitarian” tendencies and “brutal repression” of demonstrators during two months of political unrest that has killed several dozen […]

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Maoist extremists kill seven cops in India

Maoist extremists kill seven cops in India

Mar 01, – Senior police officer R.K. Vij says the rebels struck Friday while the police were on their way to provide security to workers building a road in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state.  That’s nearly 265 kilometers (165 miles) south of Raipur, the state capital. Vij said two police officers were injured in the […]

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Ukraine: Parliament speaker Turchynov named interim president

Ukraine: Parliament speaker Turchynov named interim president

Feb 23, Kiev – Oleksandr Turchynov takes charge following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday. Mr Turchynov told MPs they had until Tuesday to form a new unity government. Parliament also voted to seize Mr Yanukovych’s luxury estate near Kiev, which protesters entered on Saturday. The whereabouts of Mr Yanukovych, who described parliament’s […]

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