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Saudi women plan to campaign in new push for ‘right to drive’

Saudi women plan to campaign in new push for ‘right to drive’

Mar 27, – In the six months since Saudi activists renewed calls to defy the kingdom’s ban on female drivers, small numbers of women have gotten behind the wheel almost daily in what has become the country’s longest such campaign. Organizers are calling on more women to join in on Saturday, when President Barack Obama […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine seeks parliamentary approval to conduct Joint US war games after Crimea takeover

Ukraine seeks parliamentary approval to conduct Joint US war games after Crimea takeover

Mar 26, – Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov’s request came as the chief of Russia’s general staff announced in Moscow that his forces were now in full control of all 193 military bases Ukraine had in the Black Sea region prior to its seizure by Kremlin forces at the start of the month. Turchynov said Ukraine […]

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Venezuela unrest: Pregnant woman shot in head dies in Caracas

Venezuela unrest: Pregnant woman shot in head dies in Caracas

Mar 24, – Officials said the 28-year-old pregnant woman was shot in the head after she left a bus that had been held up by barricades built by the protesters. Pregnant woman has been shot dead during an anti-government rally in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. The woman, named as Adriana Urquiola, was five-months pregnant. It remains […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Mar 24, – A court in Egypt on Monday sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police, convicting them after only two sessions in one of the largest mass trials in the country in decades. The verdicts are subject to appeal and would […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russian troops ‘overrun Ukraine’s Feodosia naval base in Crimea’

Russian troops ‘overrun Ukraine’s Feodosia naval base in Crimea’

Mar 24, – Russian troops used stun grenades to force their way into a Ukrainian marine base in Crimea early on Monday, overrunning one of the last symbols of resistance left after Moscow wrestled the peninsula away from Kiev, Ukrainian officials said. The Russians fired weapons as they charged into the compound in the port […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 killed, several others injured in new spate of attacks in Syria

7 killed, several others injured in new spate of attacks in Syria

Mar 22, – A source at the Police Command told that group opened fire at the bakery’s manager, Mohammad Baioun and chairman of the national reconciliation committee in al-Hameh, Hussam Skaf near the municipality building, killing the former while the latter was wounded by a gunshot. This is not the first attack against heads and […]

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russian troops surround Crimea’s Belbek airbase, issue ultimatum

Russian troops surround Crimea’s Belbek airbase, issue ultimatum

Mar 22, – Russian troops have surrounded a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea and issued an ultimatum to forces inside to surrender, the deputy commander of the base in Belbek, near Sevastopol, said on Saturday. “The Russian troops at our aerodrome gave us an hour to surrender or they will start storming. We are going nowhere, […]

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
UN reports ‘mass executions’ in Syria by ISIS

UN reports ‘mass executions’ in Syria by ISIS

Mar 20, – The commission of inquiry’s latest report documents several incidents blamed on the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Government forces are meanwhile accused of sharply increasing their use of indiscriminate weapons, such as barrel-bombs, against civilians. The report was released before a debate at the Human Rights Council in […]

March 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Ma 19, – It took more than a week, but both sides of Malaysia’s bitterly contested political divide are now sparring over the disappearance and hunt for the missing jetliner, a possible distraction for a government already under fire for its handling of the crisis. The opposition is attacking the government, relishing in the international […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Candidates make promises for Afghan women’s vote

Candidates make promises for Afghan women’s vote

Mar 18, – The candidate strode down the aisle separating hundreds of male and female supporters at a campaign rally in Kabul. She shook hands with the women filling the chairs to her right. To the men on the other side, she simply nodded. Habiba Sarabi is the most prominent woman running on a ticket […]

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