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Blast near Manama kills Bahraini, wounds expatriate – interior ministry

Blast near Manama kills Bahraini, wounds expatriate – interior ministry

Dec 09, – The ministry called the attack a “terrorist explosion” and said police were on the scene of the blast in the village of Karzakan, southwest of the capital Manama, but gave no further details. An explosion killed a Bahraini citizen and wounded an expatriate man on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said on its […]

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U.S. Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shi’ites at expense of Sunnis

U.S. Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shi’ites at expense of Sunnis

Sep 09, – A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives. Some had brought spades to help dig up the mass grave near Suleiman Beg after the town was retaken […]

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Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Nov 16, – The Pakistani government imposed a rare curfew on Saturday in a northern city where sectarian clashes during a Shiite religious commemoration broke out the day before, while Taliban insurgents threatened to avenge the eight Sunni Muslims who authorities say were killed. Outbursts of sectarian violence occur regularly in Pakistan. Hard-liners from the […]

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Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Se p 19, – Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating the growing power of jihadis as they seek to expand their influence across opposition-held Syrian territory. The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces […]

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Rockets hit south Beirut after Hezbollah promises Assad victory

Rockets hit south Beirut after Hezbollah promises Assad victory

May 26, AP – It was the first attack to apparently target Hezbollah’s stronghold in the south of the Lebanese capital since the outbreak of the two-year conflict in neighboring Syria, which has sharply heightened Lebanon’s own sectarian tensions. Two rockets hit a Shi’ite Muslim district of southern Beirut on Sunday and wounded several people, […]

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Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

May 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusair from the rebels. The town lies along a strategic land corridor linking the capital, Damascus, with the Mediterranean coast, the heartland of Assad’s Alawite sect. Syria’s main […]

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