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Four killed in Palestinian police arrest raid in West Bank

Four killed in Palestinian police arrest raid in West Bank

Aug  19, – Palestinian security forces have arrested over 100 suspects in the past two months in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in a heightened effort to crack down on crime, Adnan al Damiri, a Palestinian security spokesman said. Two Palestinian men sought for possession of weapons and other offences were killed in a gun battle […]

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War turns Ukraine into ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons

War turns Ukraine into ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons

Aug  06, –  The war in eastern Ukraine against Russia-backed separatists has led to the uncontrolled spread of firearms throughout the country, with experts describing Ukraine as a “supermarket” where millions of illegal weapons are for sale. A former Ukrainian soldier-turned-arms dealer agrees to meet in Kiev, where he offers to sell a Makarov semi-automatic […]

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Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least 7- residents

Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least 7- residents

Jun 26, – Yemen is more than 15 months into a war involving a Saudi-led Arab coalition that intervened to prevent Iran-allied Houthis, who control the capital, from completing a takeover of the country and overthrowing the government. led airstrikes killed at least seven people in Yemen on Sunday, residents said, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban […]

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Syria rebel group downs warplane, captures pilot

Syria rebel group downs warplane, captures pilot

Apr 05, – In a statement on Twitter, Ahrar al-Sham, a hardline Islamist group that fights alongside Al-Qaeda’s local affiliate, said it “shot down a warplane (over the town of Al-Eis) that was conducting airstrikes”. A Syrian rebel group allied with Al-Qaeda said it had downed a warplane over northern Syria on Tuesday, with the […]

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Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Jun 13, – Some 13,000 refugees have already crossed into Turkey in the last 10 days, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Hundreds more could be seen Saturday on the Syrian side of the Akcakale border crossing, waiting to cross into Turkey. Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense […]

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State laws varied on abortion, gun control laws

State laws varied on abortion, gun control laws

June 9, MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Governors and state lawmakers continue sharpening the disparities with new abortion statutes and a range of gun laws, several of which followed the mass killing last year at a Connecticut elementary school. The U.S. Supreme Court says women in America can terminate a pregnancy and that every citizen has […]

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UN Syria report ‘inconclusive’ need more evidence in chemical weapons probe

UN Syria report ‘inconclusive’ need more evidence in chemical weapons probe

June 4, AP – UN human rights investigators presented the conclusions of their four-month long Syrian chemical weapons probe on Tuesday in Geneva. The group found evidence of the internationally-banned weapons used during the Syrian civil war in recent months. However, it could not conclude with certainty whether the perpetrators acted on behalf of the […]

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Barrage of rockets from Syria hit Hezbollah stronghold

Barrage of rockets from Syria hit Hezbollah stronghold

May 2, BEIRUT (AP) — The rockets targeted the Baalbek region, the latest sign that Syria’s civil war is increasingly destabilizing Lebanon. On Friday, the Lebanese parliament decided to put off general elections, originally scheduled for June, by 17 months, blaming a deteriorating security situation in the country. Eighteen rockets and mortars rounds from Syria […]

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Sen. John McCain slips into Syria to meet rebel leaders

Sen. John McCain slips into Syria to meet rebel leaders

May 28, WASHINGTON (AP) — Spokeswoman Rachael Dean confirms the Arizona Republican made the visit. She declined further comment about the trip. The visit took place amid meetings in Paris involving efforts to secure participation of Syria’s fractured opposition in an international peace conference in Geneva. Sen. John McCain quietly slipped into Syria for a […]

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Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

May 28, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The fighting raged as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to try to bridge divisions over easing an arms embargo, a step that would allow weapons shipments to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syrian troops gained ground Monday in a nine-day offensive against a key rebel-held town, […]

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