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Press Review - 2014

Yemeni police blamed for separatist's killing

Amnesty International urges prompt investigation into fatal shooting of Southern Movement's Khaled al-Junaidi in Aden.

16/12/2014

At least 17 children dead as Taliban storm Pakistan school

A group of gunmen have stormed an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 20 people -- including 17 children. The Pakistan Taliban -- Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) -- claimed responsibility for the attack Tuesday. Two teachers and an army official have also been killed and 37 people hav...

16/12/2014

Syrian army recaptures territory north of Aleppo in fierce fighting

(Reuters) - Syria's army seized an area north of Aleppo on Sunday and killed insurgents as fierce battles raged over the strategic territory, a group monitoring the war and state media reported. Syria's second city is at the heart of clashes between pro-government forces and a range of insurgents, including al Qaeda...

15/12/2014

An Especially Deadly Day in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen unloaded a volley of violence across Afghanistan Saturday, killing two U.S. soldiers, assassinating a Supreme Court official, picking off 12 men working to clear land mines, and killing seven Afghan soldiers on a bus—continuing the pace of what has been a particularly bloody few month...

15/12/2014

EU condemns Turkish raids against media as ’unacceptable’

The European Union has said a media assault on Zaman daily and other media outlets is an "unacceptable attack" against freedom of media, urging Turkish authorities to respect rights of defendants.

15/12/2014

Turkish police raid newspaper, detain editor-in-chief, head of broadcaster

Turkish police have launched a media operation to detain 31 people, including media figures and former police chiefs, simultaneously raiding addresses in 13 provinces across the country. The raid on daily Zaman occurred at 7.15 a.m. local time, as supporters of the newspaper stood guard in front of the office build...

15/12/2014

Russian DFM talks Syrian issue with Hezbollah

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with a wide range of Lebanese leaders during a visit to Beirut and told everyone what they wanted to hear.

12/12/2014

Unable to pay salaries, Afghanistan asks donors for more money

Afghanistan does not have enough money to pay salaries this month and has asked aid donors for a bailout before the end of the year, the treasury chief told Reuters on Thursday. "Salaries are our priority," Alhaj Mohammad Aqa said, explaining that teachers, civil servants and other government workers had not been p...

12/12/2014

China jails students for Uighur 'separatism'

Seven students of jailed Uighur scholar sentenced to up to eight years in prison in Xinjiang region, rights lawyers say.

09/12/2014

Syrian conflict: UN urges countries to resettle refugees

The UN refugee agency and over 30 humanitarian organisations have urged countries around the world to accept more Syrian refugees.

09/12/2014

Bahrain bomb blast kills policeman

A policeman has been killed near Bahrain's capital, Manama, in a bomb attack the authorities have blamed on Lebanon-based Shia Hezbollah militants.

09/12/2014

Ahmed El-Darawi: From parliamentary hopeful to Islamic State commander

The former police officer and activist was reported dead in May from Turkey. Then the Islamic State said in October that he had died in Syria - and was a field commander. So what happened?

05/12/2014

U.S. officials consider striking another militant group in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra

U.S. officials are weighing whether to broaden the air campaign in Syria to strike a militant group that is a rival to the Islamic State and that is poised to take over a strategically vital corridor from Turkey. Extremists from the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra group were said Monday to be within a few miles of t...

04/11/2014

Nasrallah vows to defeat Syria 'extremists'

Hezbollah leader's address to supporters in Beirut coincides with Ashoura procession and ongoing tensions in Lebanon.

04/11/2014

Al-Rahi Says Coexistence in Lebanon a Leading Example

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi stressed on Tuesday the importance of equality between Muslims and Christians in Lebanon, reiterating that the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are not linked to Islam. “Lebanon is a model for coexistence between Muslim and Christian. They both live equal...

04/11/2014

Role for Russia Gives Iran Talks a Possible Boost

WASHINGTON — Iran has tentatively agreed to ship much of its huge stockpile of uranium to Russia if it reaches a broader nuclear deal with the West, according to officials and diplomats involved in the negotiations, potentially a major breakthrough in talks that have until now been deadlocked. Under the proposed agr...

04/11/2014

Turks pessimistic about economy, poll shows

A survey conducted by the MetroPOLL Strategic and Social Research Center in October of this year has revealed that a growing number of Turks believe the country's economy has seen bad management.

03/11/2014

Syrian rebels armed and trained by US surrender to al-Qaeda

Moderate rebels in Syria that the US have armed and trained to fight jihadists have surrendered to al-Qaeda

03/11/2014

Tunisia results confirm Nidaa Tounes win

Secular Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the 217-member parliament while Ennahda got 69 seats, election authorities say.

30/10/2014

Pakistan civilians flee as military steps up Khyber offensive on Taliban

Twenty-nine people were killed and thousands of civilians forced to flee Pakistan's northwestern region of Khyber, the military said on Thursday, as it stepped up a two-week-old offensive against Taliban militants in the area. Twenty-one suspected militants and eight soldiers were killed on Wednesday, the military s...

30/10/2014

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