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Syria air strikes kill 42, including 16 children

Syria air strikes kill 42, including 16 children

Sep 22, – Syrian government air strikes killed at least 42 people, including 16 children, in Idlib province in the northwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. The air raids on Sunday afternoon and evening killed 19 people, including six children, outside the city of Saraqeb, and another 23 people, among them […]

September 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

Sep 12, – President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war as he readies intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syrian. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly authorize his own conflict. The […]

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Indian army troops battle flood waters to rescue stranded people in Kashmir

Indian army troops battle flood waters to rescue stranded people in Kashmir

Sep 08, – Army and air force troops worked through the night to rescue thousands of people stranded across Kashmir where more than 300 people have been killed in landslides and flash floods, an Indian official said Monday. Six days of rains in Indian-controlled Kashmir have left more than 120 people dead in the region’s […]

September 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fear of flight chaos as Iceland’s biggest volcano rumbles

Fear of flight chaos as Iceland’s biggest volcano rumbles

Aug 19, – Iceland has warned that its largest volcano is in danger of erupting, four years after millions of air travellers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak. Scientists believe the ash from an eruption at Bardarbunga could disrupt transatlantic and northern European air traffic, with floods of melting ice likely […]

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice Prime Minister

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice Prime Minister

July 27, – The wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town’s mayor, was kidnapped […]

July 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
12-hour ceasefire ends, Israeli military resumes Gaza offensive

12-hour ceasefire ends, Israeli military resumes Gaza offensive

July 27, – Soon after barrages of rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on Sunday morning, the Israeli military announced that a humanitarian lull in its Gaza offensive, which was meant to last through midnight, was over. The military said in a statement shortly after 10 a.m. that it was resuming its aerial, naval […]

July 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
At least 60 killed in attack on prisoner convoy in Iraq

At least 60 killed in attack on prisoner convoy in Iraq

July 24, – Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, officials said, setting off a gun battle with Iraqi troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed. The attack came hours before parliament elected Kurdish politician Fouad Masoum to the largely ceremonial post of president. This appointment was part of […]

July 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris after earlier anti-Semitic outbursts

Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris after earlier anti-Semitic outbursts

July 23, – Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, several thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest. With banners featuring slogans such as “Boycott Israel” and “Israel Murderer,” demonstrators tested a government grappling with how best to allow […]

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pro-Russian rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

Pro-Russian rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

July 20, – Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site. “There’s a stacking up of evidence here, which Russia needs to […]

July 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gaza death toll reaches 292 as Israel ground offensive continues

Gaza death toll reaches 292 as Israel ground offensive continues

July 18, – Israel pressed a Gaza ground assault Friday, sending the Palestinian death toll soaring to 292 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster efforts to clinch a truce. The new peace effort came as eight members of a single family were killed in Israeli tank fire in northern Gaza, […]

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