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Report: 10 Military generals guilty of arming Boko Haram

Report: 10 Military generals guilty of arming Boko Haram

June 03, – Ten generals and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists, several Nigerian newspapers said Tuesday, though the military insisted there was no truth in the reports. They follow months of allegations from politicians and soldiers who told The Associated […]

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Ukraine says five pro-Russian insurgents killed in border battle

Ukraine says five pro-Russian insurgents killed in border battle

June 02, – At least five pro-Russia rebels were killed and another eight injured after they attempted to storm a military base in Ukraine close to the border with Russia. The separatists ambushed a guard post near the city of Luhansk early Monday morning. About 100 gunmen took part in the original offensive, with some […]

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India celebrates Holi, the festival of colors

India celebrates Holi, the festival of colors

Mar 17, – Holi, The Festival of Colors presents a wonderful opportunity for art teachers to use bright colors in their art lessons. Colored powders can be used to create powder paintings (similar to sand paintings). Paintings can be created to illustrate the history of the Indian holiday. The Festival of Colours, (also called Holaka, […]

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Lebanon: Domestic violence cases spark protests in Beirut

Lebanon: Domestic violence cases spark protests in Beirut

Civil rights activists say that a woman is killed every month by their husbands on average in Lebanon, while thousands are subjected to physical or verbal abuse every year. In the past, it used to be taboo to openly speak about such family issues. Some used to claim that their daughters died after they fell […]

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Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Mar 03, – Ukrainian soldiers at the Belbek military base talk friends and family members through the gates of the base entrance on March 3, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine. Tensions at the base, where between 100 and 200 Ukrainian soldiers are stationed, are high as a 4pm deadline reportedly given by Russian troops for the […]

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Saudi Arabia women’s driving protest kicks off despite ban

Saudi Arabia women’s driving protest kicks off despite ban

Oct 26, – Riyadh: A Saudi woman said she got behind the wheel Saturday and drove to the grocery store without being stopped or harassed by police, kicking off a campaign protesting the ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom. Despite warnings by police and conservatives in the kingdom against defying the ban, at […]

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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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