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Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Sep 08, AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mountainside sanctuary in heavy fighting overnight and forcing hundreds of residents to flee, activists and locals said Sunday. The battle over Maaloula, an ancient village that is home to two of […]

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Tony Abbott defeats Kevin Rudd in Australia elections

Tony Abbott defeats Kevin Rudd in Australia elections

Sep 07, – Preliminary results from Australia’s national election show conservative challenger Tony Abbott set to win a landslide victory. Incumbent prime minister Kevin Rudd has already accepted defeat and congratulated his rival. Speaking at a party function in Brisbane in his home state of Queensland, Rudd said he had telephoned Abbott to concede defeat. […]

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UK has new Syria chemical evidence – David Cameron

UK has new Syria chemical evidence – David Cameron

Sep 05, – The UK has fresh evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Damascus, David Cameron has told the BBC as he arrives in Russia for the G20 summit. Scientists at the Porton Down laboratories have been “examining samples” from Syria’s capital, he said. Mr Cameron denied claims he had “no hand to […]

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UN: Iraq Death Toll For July Surpasses 1,000

UN: Iraq Death Toll For July Surpasses 1,000

Aug 01, BAGHDAD — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows rapidly deteriorating security as sectarian tensions soar nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Violence has been on the rise all […]

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Disputes between Morsi, military led to Egypt coup

Disputes between Morsi, military led to Egypt coup

July 18, CAIRO  — The move was the culmination of nearly a year of acrimonious relations between el-Sissi and Egypt’s first freely elected — and first civilian — president. A series of interviews by The Associated Press with defense, security and intelligence officials paint a picture of a president who intended to flex his civilian […]

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Pakistan gears up to historic elections

Pakistan gears up to historic elections

Pakistan’s election run-up has been marred by violence with the Taliban targeting secular parties, while allowing religious and conservative parties to campaign unhindered. The biggest party in the country is the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has lost its greatest hope. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is now in Dubai where it is safer. He does not want […]

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