Tag: the human rights

Kabul guesthouse siege is over, child killed in Taliban attack

Kabul guesthouse siege is over, child killed in Taliban attack

Mar 28, – The siege of a Kabul guesthouse used by a U.S.-based aid group ended on Friday after Afghan security forces killed the last Taliban gunman holed up inside, a military commander said. At least one Afghan child was killed, he added. “The fight is over. Five attackers are dead,” Qadam Shah Shaheem, commander […]

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West Bank: Israel at fault over Palestinian teen’s death

West Bank: Israel at fault over Palestinian teen’s death

Mar 26, – An army spokeswoman told after the incident that soldiers had spotted three Palestinians vandalising the barrier, saying they had “verbally warned” them before firing warning shots in the air then shooting at their lower extremities. Israeli troops who shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank last week used live fire, […]

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Election chiefs quit as attacks across Iraq kill 35

Election chiefs quit as attacks across Iraq kill 35

Mar 25, – The board of Iraq’s electoral commission resigned en masse on Tuesday in protest at political and judicial “interference”, throwing a general election due next month into disarray. The sudden decision comes with doubts already swirling over whether the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) could organise polling nationwide on April 30 with anti-government […]

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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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Afghanistan hotel attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Afghanistan hotel attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Mar 21, – Four men with pistols stuffed in their socks attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul on Thursday, opening fire in a restaurant and killing nine people, including four foreigners, officials said. The attack came just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious assault on a police station in eastern Afghanistan. Afghan […]

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French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

Mar 20, – Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint. The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a […]

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Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

Mar 20, – Gunfire rattled through the streets and smoke billowed into the sky while Afghan troops fought Taliban militants on Thursday after an audacious assault against a police station that killed 10 officers and a university student in one of Afghanistan’s largest cities. All seven attackers are killed, but they made their point. Government […]

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Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Mar 20, – The crisis in Crimea has shifted “to a military stage” as the Ukrainian government responded to the killing of one its soldiers by authorising its troops to open fire to defend themselves from Russian forces. Hours after Vladimir Putin formally announced the annexation of the occupied Crimea region into Russia, a Ukrainian […]

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Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Ma 19, – It took more than a week, but both sides of Malaysia’s bitterly contested political divide are now sparring over the disappearance and hunt for the missing jetliner, a possible distraction for a government already under fire for its handling of the crisis. The opposition is attacking the government, relishing in the international […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber kills 15 in northern Afghan market

Suicide bomber kills 15 in northern Afghan market

Mar 18, – A suicide bomber riding a rickshaw blew himself up outside a checkpoint near a market in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 15 civilians, officials said, in the latest attack in the countdown to next month’s presidential elections. Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the capital of Faryab province, […]

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