31 Mar 2014

Suicide attack in Logar leaves 4 policemen killed or injured

“At least four Afghan policemen were killed or injured following a premature suicide attack in eastern Logar province of Afghanistan. The incident took place on Monday morning in Charkh district of Logar province, local government officials said.” Source: Suicide attack in Logar leaves 4 policemen killed or injured – Khaama

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31 Mar 2014

Kerry detours to Middle East to try to rescue peace talks

“Secretary of State John F. Kerry is making an emergency visit to the Mideast on Monday to try to keep U.S.-backed peace talks from collapse. Kerry was expected to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian officials said Kerry would travel to their West Bank headquarters on Monday evening.”

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31 Mar 2014

Former Pakistani president Musharraf denies treason

“Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf pleaded not guilty to five counts of treason on Monday in the latest chapter of a long-running drama between the increasingly assertive judiciary and its former military ruler.” Source: Former Pakistani president Musharraf denies treason | Reuters

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31 Mar 2014

Yemen president urges Iran to stop interference

“Yemen’s president called on Iran to stop supporting separatists in the south and religious groups in the north of the Arabian peninsula country, which is trying to stabilize after more than two years of political upheaval.” Source: Yemen president urges Iran to stop interference: newspaper | Reuters

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31 Mar 2014

Bahrain jails 16 protestors for life

“A Bahraini court on Sunday jailed 16 Shiites for life and two others 10 years for an attack that wounded two policemen in a village near Manama, a judicial source said.” Source: Bahrain jails 16 for life | GulfNews.com

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31 Mar 2014

6 killed in surge of violence in Karachi

“Police on Sunday gunned down at least six suspected burglars, including a woman, amid a surge in violence and killings in the city. In an early morning encounter with members of the Lyari gangs, police shot down three of them. The encounter took place when the police raided a hideout

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31 Mar 2014

Saudi dynasty moves to forestall succession crisis

“Saudi Arabia’s appointment of Prince Muqrin as deputy crown prince is a first step towards addressing its biggest dynastic challenge for 50 years and forestalling a possible succession crisis in the world’s top oil exporter.” Source: Saudi dynasty moves to forestall succession crisis | Reuters

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31 Mar 2014

Merchant ship shot at in Strait of Hormuz

“Unknown assailants in a speedboat shot at a merchant vessel as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman on Sunday, the NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) said. The unidentified merchant ship reported being shot at twice from close range from a speedboat carrying six people armed with

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31 Mar 2014

Shootout in Nigerian capital during attempted jail break kills 21

“Detainees suspected of being members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram overpowered their guards at a prison near Nigeria’s presidential villa in Abuja, seizing a rifle and triggering a gun battle that killed 21 people, security officials said.” Source: Shootout in Nigerian capital during attempted jail break kills 21 |

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31 Mar 2014

Amnesty: Nigerian unrest has killed 1,500 this year

“Increasing atrocities by extremists and uncontrolled reprisals by security forces have killed at least 1,500 people this year in northeastern Nigeria’s Islamic uprising, Amnesty International reported on Monday, accusing both sides of war crimes and crimes against humanity.” Source: Amnesty: Nigerian unrest has killed 1,500 this year | GulfNews.com

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