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Rare US drone strike kills at least 5 in Pakistan

Rare US drone strike kills at least 5 in Pakistan

Nov 21, – A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike in northwest Pakistan outside the country’s remote tribal region on Thursday, killing at least five people, including three senior Afghan militants, Pakistani police and security officials said. The missiles hit an Islamic seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Hangu district that was known […]

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Bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan ahead US deal talks

Bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan ahead US deal talks

Nov 16, – A suicide car bomber tore through the Afghan capital Saturday, just hours after President Hamid Karzai announced U.S. and Afghan negotiators had agreed on a draft deal allowing U.S. troops to remain in the country beyond a 2014 deadline. The blast, which killed six people near where thousands of tribal leaders will […]

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Chemical watchdog agrees Syria arsenal destruction plan

Chemical watchdog agrees Syria arsenal destruction plan

Nov 16, – The world’s chemical watchdog on Friday adopted a final roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014, only reaching agreement hours before a deadline expired. “The plan is adopted,” Christian Chartier, a spokesman for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), told AFP after a meeting of its 41-member […]

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India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

Nov 09, – India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward the Himalayan flashpoint with Pakistan. Some say increased violence recently along India’s heavily militarized border with Pakistan proves that shift is already underway. As a result, […]

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Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Nov 06, – Myanmar says the display, at an institution constructed in Washington to depict the genocide against Jews during World War II, is inappropriate. It can be seen by tourists and passers-by just a few blocks from the White House, where only six months ago President Barack Obama paid tribute to President Thein Sein. […]

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Protesters swarm former US Embassy in Tehran

Protesters swarm former US Embassy in Tehran

Nov 04, – The crowds also send a message to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who cautiously has backed Rouhani’s overtures to the U.S. and efforts to end the impasse with the West over Tehran’s nuclear program. Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets Monday outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in […]

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US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

Nov 02, – Mehsud, who was on U.S. most-wanted terrorist lists with a $5 million bounty, is believed to have been behind a deadly suicide attack at a CIA base in Afghanistan, a failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square and other brazen assaults in Pakistan that killed thousands of civilians and security forces. […]

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France, Germany demand talks with US to settle spying rules

France, Germany demand talks with US to settle spying rules

Oct 25, – France and Germany pushed on Friday for Washington to agree rules for the spy game after damaging revelations the United States tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, the European Union said. Leaders “took note of the intention of France and Germany to seek bilateral talks with the US”, EU President Herman […]

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Obama says Americans ‘completely fed up’ with Washington

Obama says Americans ‘completely fed up’ with Washington

Oct 17, – President Barack Obama stressed that he is willing to work with lawmakers wherever they can agree, but the tone he struck amounted to a rebuke of Republicans, whom Americans largely blame for pushing the United States to the brink of an economic calamity. Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Thursday hours after a […]

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US shutdown seen dragging on as debt ceiling fight nears

US shutdown seen dragging on as debt ceiling fight nears

Oct 04, –  The shutdown of the US government appeared likely to drag on for another week and possibly longer as lawmakers consumed day three of the shutdown with a stalling game and there was no end in sight until the next crisis hits Washington around October 17. Bowing to the reality that the impasse […]

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