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North Cameroon living in ‘total fear’ of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

North Cameroon living in ‘total fear’ of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

June 27, – An iron bar balanced between two metal poles is the only barrier between Cameroon and Nigeria in this dusty corner of the Sahel. Children playing games skip around it. Inhabitants on either side greet each other and share jokes in the same language. The currencies of either country are accepted in markets […]

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pakistani woman survives after being shot for marrying for love

Pakistani woman survives after being shot for marrying for love

June 05, – An 18-year-old Pakistani has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police said, weeks after the “honor killing” of another woman drew worldwide condemnation. Ali Akbar, a local police official, said Saba Maqsood had been attacked and shot by her father, uncle, […]

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Egypt: Gunmen ambush kills 6 army officers at checkpoint in Cairo

Egypt: Gunmen ambush kills 6 army officers at checkpoint in Cairo

Mar 15, – The Egyptian army blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the shooting deaths of at least five soldiers on Saturday, two days after an army officer was killed in an attack on a military bus in Cairo. “An armed group belonging to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood attacked a military police checkpoint, leading to the […]

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Strong Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes China’s Xinjiang

Strong Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes China’s Xinjiang

Feb 12, – An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but in a very remote and sparsely populated area. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The USGS had previously put the magnitude at 6.9, but later downgraded it. China’s […]

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Syria: Aleppo hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ in wake of deadly air strikes

Syria: Aleppo hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ in wake of deadly air strikes

Dec 18, – Hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been overwhelmed with casualties after a wave of air strikes which killed more than 100 people in recent days, Medecins Sans Frontieres says. Indiscriminate and sustained attacks by government aircraft had caused significant damage in areas populated by civilians, the organisation warned. Bodies are […]

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Bangladesh executes Islamist leader for war crimes

Bangladesh executes Islamist leader for war crimes

Dec 12, – Bangladesh has executed the Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah. Earlier in the day, the country’s highest court had rejected an appeal that sought to review his death sentence. Bangladesh executed the Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah late Thursday. Earlier in the day, a five-judge panel dismissed Mollah’s appeal to have his death […]

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2 French soldiers die in Central African Republic

2 French soldiers die in Central African Republic

Dec 10, Paris – President Francois Hollande’s office says two French soldiers have died in combat in Central African Republic’s capital. The announcement Tuesday of the killings in Bangui the previous evening marks the first French troop deaths since France stepped up its deployment in the violence-marred country after the United Nations Security Council authorized […]

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Saudi women’s rights activist caught driving

Saudi women’s rights activist caught driving

Nov 30, – Manama: The brief detention of two Saudi women for driving a car in the northern area of the capital Riyadh has sparked a heated debate on microblogs and social media on their right to sit behind the steering wheel. Aziza Al Yousuf, the driver, and Eman Al Nafjan, her companion, were arrested […]

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Hillary backs Saudi women defying driving ban

Hillary backs Saudi women defying driving ban

Oct 12, – London: Hillary Rodham Clinton has supported Saudi women who last week defied their kingdom’s ban on female driving. The former US secretary of state told an event in London: “I’m all for it. It is an issue that is symbolic.” She added that the ban is “hard to even rationalise” in today’s […]

October 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Woman caught planting bomb near Iraq school

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraq school

Oct 08, – A guard caught a woman planting a bomb next to a primary school in Iraq on Monday, while two blasts killed four Sahwa anti-Al Qaeda fighters, officials said. The woman was trying to plant a bomb next to the wall of a school in Madain, south of Baghdad, but was discovered by […]

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