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Sri Lanka rights abuse allegations divide Commonwealth

Sri Lanka rights abuse allegations divide Commonwealth

Nov 15, – A Commonweath summit has opened in Sri Lanka with the host facing criticism over alleged rights abuses. Three countries have boycotted the summit over Sri Lanka’s refusal to allow an international inquiry into the issue. Sri Lanka opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Friday, welcoming leaders from Britain and its […]

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Netanyahu warns Israel will respond ‘fiercely’ to any attempt of a Syrian attack

Netanyahu warns Israel will respond ‘fiercely’ to any attempt of a Syrian attack

Aug 27, – JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister says his country would respond “with force” if Syria does anything to harm his nation. The United States is considering military action against Bashar Assad’s regime after it allegedly deployed chemical weapons against its citizens. Israeli officials are concerned that Syria might attack Israel in retaliation for […]

August 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Indonesian clerics call for ban of Miss World

Indonesian clerics call for ban of Miss World

Aug 26, – One of Indonesia’s most influential Islamic groups is urging the government to cancel the Miss World pageant scheduled for next month, saying the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings, an official said on Monday. A top-level meeting of clerics was held earlier this month by the Indonesian […]

August 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
UN Observer says vehicle shot at by snipers near Damascus

UN Observer says vehicle shot at by snipers near Damascus

Aug 26, DAMASCUS, Syria — Snipers opened fire Monday at a U.N. vehicle belonging to a team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus, a U.N. spokesman said. The Syrian government accused the rebels of firing at the team. Activists said later that the team had arrived in Moadamiyeh, a western suburb of […]

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