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Iraq monthly toll drops; uptick in bodies found

Iraq monthly toll drops; uptick in bodies found

Dec 01, Baghdad — The monthly death toll in Iraq dropped by nearly a third to 659 last month, the U.N. said Sunday, but a recent spike in the number of bullet-riddled bodies found on the street has raised fears the country is facing a return to all-out warfare between Sunni and Shiite factions. Underscoring […]

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Olympic flame arrives in Russia ahead of Sochi

Olympic flame arrives in Russia ahead of Sochi

Oct 06, – The Olympic flame arrived in Moscow on Sunday ahead of next year’s Winter Games in Sochi that have been marred by protests over Russia’s new “gay propaganda” ban. The cherished symbol of world peace and international comradery was lit in Greece’s Ancient Olympia on September 29 and officially handed over to a […]

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I’ve made mistakes, Assad tells German magazine

I’ve made mistakes, Assad tells German magazine

Oct 05, BERLIN — Syria’s President Bashar Assad has conceded making mistakes and says no side in his country’s civil war is entirely free of blame, according to an interview to be published Sunday by German magazine Der Spiegel. The respected Hamburg-based weekly reported that Assad acknowledged “personal mistakes by individuals,” though the advance version […]

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Nigerian militants kill at least 159

Nigerian militants kill at least 159

Sep 21, – Boko Haram militants killed 159 people in two roadside attacks in northeast Nigeria this week, officials said, far more than was originally reported and a sign that a four-month-old army offensive has yet to stabilise the region. In the first attack, on Tuesday, Boko Haram guerrillas wearing army uniforms stopped traffic on […]

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Syria crisis: US ‘to drop military threat’

Syria crisis: US ‘to drop military threat’

Sep 14, – The US will drop its insistence that a UN resolution on Syria must be backed by military force, officials say, after strong objections from Russia. US and Russian diplomats say the two sides are edging closer to a deal on Syria’s chemical arsenal, as talks in Geneva enter a third day. They […]

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Deadly bombing kills 30 at Baquba mosque in Iraq

Deadly bombing kills 30 at Baquba mosque in Iraq

Sep 13, – At least 30 people have been killed and 25 others wounded in a bomb attack on a Sunni Muslim mosque in the central Iraqi city of Baquba, officials say. Two roadside bombs were detonated as worshippers left the al-Salam mosque after Friday prayers, police said. There have recently been several deadly attacks […]

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Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Sep 13, – US and Afghan forces have fought off an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the western city of Herat.   Two Afghan police and one security guard were killed in the dawn assault, along with four attackers. The US consulate said its staff were safe. The Taliban said they […]

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Women’s Rights: A bank to empower women

Women’s Rights: A bank to empower women

Sep 12, – The Indian government is planning to launch a women-only bank in October. Its architects argue that the bank will contribute towards empowering India’s female population in a big way. But critics disagree. “Bharatiya Mahila Bank,” or the Indian women’s bank, will have mostly female employees and only women can open an account […]

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Observers: Syrian rebel infighting kills nearly 50

Observers: Syrian rebel infighting kills nearly 50

Sep 12, – BEIRUT — Activists say infighting between rebel forces in Syria has killed at least 50 in clashes in the country’s northeast. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that the fighting took place in Hassakeh province. It says clashes between Kurdish fighters and members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and the […]

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US ceremonies mark 12th anniversary of September 11 attacks

US ceremonies mark 12th anniversary of September 11 attacks

Sep, 12 – Ceremonies have been held marking 12 years since the attacks on September 11, 2001. Almost 3,000 people were killed when hijacked airliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. Bagpipes and a youth choir opened the memorial service at the National September 11 Memorial plaza in New […]

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