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UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher’s murder

UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher’s murder

Jul 13, – The United Arab Emirates carried out a rare execution Monday, putting to death by firing squad an Emirati woman convicted of the jihadist-inspired murder of a US school teacher, media reported. Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, 30, was executed at dawn after President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan approved the death sentence against her, […]

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North Korea fires ballistic missile from submarine in new potential threat

North Korea fires ballistic missile from submarine in new potential threat

May 09, – North Korea said on Saturday it had successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, which, if true, would indicate progress in the secretive state’s pursuit of building missile-equipped submarines. An ability to fire ballistic missiles from submarines by the North would pose a significant new threat to South Korea, […]

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French parliament approves travel ban for potential militants

French parliament approves travel ban for potential militants

Sep 17, – France’s parliament on Tuesday approved a new anti-terror bill aimed at preventing potential militants from travelling to Iraq, Syria or elsewhere by confiscating their passports. The travel ban on French nationals could be imposed “where there are serious reasons to believe that someone is planning to travel abroad to take part in […]

September 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pakistan PM still surrounded by protesters after deadly clashes

Pakistan PM still surrounded by protesters after deadly clashes

Sep 01, – Pakistan’s powerful army said on Sunday any further use of force to resolve an escalating political crisis would only worsen the situation, after weeks of protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation turned violent. Peaceful anti-government demonstrations spilled over into deadly confrontation overnight after thousands of protesters tried to storm Sharif’s residence. […]

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Syria: 14 civilians killed, 50 injured in Homs car bomb blast

Syria: 14 civilians killed, 50 injured in Homs car bomb blast

Apr 18, – A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad looking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels. “Fourteen people were killed and dozens wounded in a terrorist bomb in front […]

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Weary Chileans flee as earthquake aftershocks continue

Weary Chileans flee as earthquake aftershocks continue

Apr 02, – There are about 50 aftershocks every hour. Some aftershocks are pretty strong; you can feel them – 4.5, 4.6. That gives you an idea of the uncertainty that we are living through. Aftershocks from a massive 8.2 magnitude quake that rattled northern Chile entered a third day on Thursday, basic services were […]

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Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf narrowly escapes assassination attempt

Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf narrowly escapes assassination attempt

Apr 03, – A bomb exploded near a convoy carrying the former president, Pervez Musharraf, in the capital of Islamabad but the former ruler was not harmed, say police. A police official, Mohammad Hayat, said the device exploded as the general was being moved late on Wednesday night from the military hospital in Rawalpindi, where […]

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Powerful aftershock hits Northern Chile a day after massive Earthquake

Powerful aftershock hits Northern Chile a day after massive Earthquake

Apr 03, – A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage and a precautionary tsunami alert along the coast and in neighboring Peru was called off. It was the strongest of several aftershocks that followed a huge 8.2-magnitude quake blamed for six deaths in the […]

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Russia has ‘very ready force’ for Ukraine incursion, says NATO

Russia has ‘very ready force’ for Ukraine incursion, says NATO

Apr 02, – Calling the situation “incredibly concerning”, NATO’s supreme allied commander in Europe, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, said NATO had spotted signs of movement by a very small part of the Russian force overnight but had no indication that this was part of a withdrawal to barracks. Russia has massed all the […]

April 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Mar 21, Ankara – The popular micro-blogging site, one of several that has been used to publish allegations of corruption in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle, went dark in Turkey late Thursday, just hours after the embattled leader threatened to “wipe out” the social network. In a tweet, Turkey’s president on Friday hit […]

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