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Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Mar 17, – President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree formally recognising Crimea as an independent state following its vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, news agencies quoted a Kremlin statement as saying. Russian news agencies quoted the decree as recognising “the Republic of Crimea, in which the city of Sevastopol enjoys […]

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Qatar: Blast kills 12 and injures at least 30 in Doha

Qatar: Blast kills 12 and injures at least 30 in Doha

Feb 27, Doha – An explosion at a restaurant in the Qatari capital Doha has killed 12 people and injured at least 30, according to officials. Initial indications suggested a burst natural gas tank on top of a Turkish restaurant was to blame. It happened shortly after 10:00 (7:00 GMT), near a petrol station and […]

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Israeli security forces kill Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli security forces kill Palestinian in West Bank

Feb 27, – Israeli soldiers and police surrounded the home of Muataz Washaha, 24, and called on him to turn himself in. Although his relatives came out of the house, he refused to leave. Israeli forces opened fire and killed a Palestinian they were seeking to arrest in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, after […]

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Syria minister: US strike ‘would benefit al-Qaeda’

Syria minister: US strike ‘would benefit al-Qaeda’

Sep 02, – Any US military action against Syria would amount to “support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates,” Damascus has said. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad also told the BBC that armed groups backed by America had used chemical weapons – not Syrian troops. The US earlier said it had evidence that Damascus had […]

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Mosque construction sparks controversy in Istanbul

Mosque construction sparks controversy in Istanbul

Aug 24, – A mosque with the world’s highest minaret is under construction in Istanbul. Critics of the project say it was badly planned and fear it represents a step towards a stronger Islamic influence in Turkey. The highest hill in Istanbul is in the district of Camlica, located on the Asian side of Turkey’s […]

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Deadly floods hit central US with Missouri worst affected

Deadly floods hit central US with Missouri worst affected

Aug 09, – Up to three people have died in flash floods that have sparked alerts in several US states. A child was killed and his mother is presumed dead after their car was swept away. Which has suffered the worst of the deluge. Another woman died as her car drove over a bridge in […]

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Spain train crash: Police detain driver as suspect

Spain train crash: Police detain driver as suspect

July 26, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — Spanish police said Friday they arrested the driver of the train that blazed far over the speed limit into a curve and toppled over, killing 78 people, and planned to question him as a suspect for “recklessness.” As suspicion increasingly fell on the driver in Spain’s worst train […]

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Nine Syrians ‘executed’ at checkpoint by regime forces

Nine Syrians ‘executed’ at checkpoint by regime forces

July 16, – “Nine citizens, including a child, were shot dead by regime forces near the town of Qara, in the Qalamun area of Damascus province, yesterday (Monday) evening,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. At least nine Syrians, including a child, were executed by regime forces at a checkpoint in Damascus province, a […]

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Obama calls Saudi King Abdulla discuss conflicts in Syria, Egypt

Obama calls Saudi King Abdulla discuss conflicts in Syria, Egypt

July 14, – US President Barack Obama on Friday spoke by phone with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, to discuss aid to Syrian opposition forces and to discuss the coup in Egypt, the White House said. “The President and the King shared their perspectives on the […]

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