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Election chiefs quit as attacks across Iraq kill 35

Election chiefs quit as attacks across Iraq kill 35

Mar 25, – The board of Iraq’s electoral commission resigned en masse on Tuesday in protest at political and judicial “interference”, throwing a general election due next month into disarray. The sudden decision comes with doubts already swirling over whether the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) could organise polling nationwide on April 30 with anti-government […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Syria: Brutality of civil war casts doubt in Geneva talks

Syria: Brutality of civil war casts doubt in Geneva talks

Jan 22, – The atrocities have been relentless. Protesters gunned down in the streets. An opposition singer whose vocal cords were carved out. Beheadings and mass sectarian killings. Barrels full of explosives dropped from warplanes onto bakeries and homes. Syria’s conflict was sparked by an act of brutality — the detention and torture of schoolchildren […]

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First pre-surgery breast cancer drug approved by FDA

First pre-surgery breast cancer drug approved by FDA

Oct 01, – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to be used in early stage breast cancer treatment. Perjeta (pertuzumab) will be used as part of a complete treatment regimen for patients before surgery (neoadjuvant setting). Perjeta was approved by the European Union in 2012 for the treatment of […]

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
US, UK, France Push for Strong UN Resolution on Syria

US, UK, France Push for Strong UN Resolution on Syria

Sep 15, – France, Britain and the US will seek a “strong” UN resolution with “serious consequences” if Syria fails to hand over its chemical weapons, the French foreign minister has said. Laurent Fabius and his British and US counterparts have held talks in Paris. Under a deal brokered by Russia and the US, Syria […]

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian regime shelling near Damascus kills 16

Syrian regime shelling near Damascus kills 16

Sep 07, BEIRUT — Heavy government shelling of rebel positions near the Syrian capital killed 16 people on Saturday, activists said, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied European allies to back Washington’s proposed military action against the ruling regime. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the mortar and artillery fire on […]

September 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Clashes kill 15 Iranian dissidents in Iraq

Clashes kill 15 Iranian dissidents in Iraq

Sep 02, – Baghdad: At least 15 people were killed in clashes following a mortar attack on an Iranian dissident camp north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday, two security sources said. It was not immediately clear who had fired the mortars, and those who died were killed in later confrontations between security forces […]

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