28 Mar 2014

Euro-Zone Edges Closer to Excessively Low Inflation, Deflation

“Spanish consumer prices unexpectedly fell from one year ago and German inflation appeared to edge lower, suggesting the euro zone is edging closer to a paralyzing bout of excessively low inflation or even broad-based price declines known as deflation.” Source: Euro-Zone Edges Closer to Excessively Low Inflation, Deflation – WSJ.com

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28 Mar 2014

U.S. Military: Sorry, Pakistan. You Won’t Get Our Extra Equipment

“The U.S. military is denying what it calls ‘inaccurate media reports’ that armored vehicles and extra military equipment leftover from the war in Afghanistan could be provided to neighboring Pakistan—after Kabul opposed the move described in the press. ‘These reports are not correct,’ the military said in a statement Thursday.

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28 Mar 2014

Afghan candidate will respect vote: AP Interview

“One of the top three contenders in Afghanistan’s presidential race said Thursday that he won’t challenge the results even if he loses and suspects fraud, and he urged his opponents to do the same.” Source: AP Interview: Afghan candidate will respect vote

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28 Mar 2014

UN Says 400,000 Displaced In Iraq Violence This Year

“The United Nations envoy to Iraq told the UN Security Council that some 400,000 people have been displaced this year by violence in western Iraq. Nickolay Mladenov also warned the Security Council on March 27 that without more funding, the Untied Nations ‘very soon will be unable to continue its

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28 Mar 2014

Hamas’ new Islamist law causes fury in Palestine

“The law stipulates a minimum of 20 lashes for a minor offense, with the number of lashes increasing with the seriousness of the offense. A minimum of 80 lashes is to be imposed in criminal cases. The law also widens the use of the death penalty as per Sharia. Articles

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28 Mar 2014

Wanted bomb maker killed by Lebanese army in shootout

“A suspected bomb-maker died of his wounds after he was shot by Lebanese soldiers trying to arrest him at a house in a border town near Syria, security sources said.” Source: Wanted bomb maker killed by Lebanese army in shootout | Reuters

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28 Mar 2014

Pakistani judge sentences Christian to death for blasphemy

“A Pakistani judge has sentenced a Christian to death for blasphemy, lawyers said on Thursday, in the latest of a rising tide of such legal cases. Judge Lahore Ghulam Murtaza Chaudhry sentenced Sawan Masih to hang after a Muslim said he had insulted the prophet Mohammed in the eastern city

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28 Mar 2014

U.N. warns of increasing militant links between Iraq, Syria

“The United Nations on Thursday warned about Islamist militant networks increasingly forging links across the border of Syria and Iraq, which is fueling sectarian tensions in a region that has suffered from years of bloodshed.” Source: U.N. warns of increasing militant links between Iraq, Syria | Reuters

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28 Mar 2014

Three killed in raid on militants in south Yemen

“Two al Qaeda militants and a Yemeni soldier were killed on Friday in a raid by security forces on a residential building in the southern city of Dalea, local officials said. The security forces seized a large quantity of weapons, the officials said without elaborating.” Source: Three killed in raid

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28 Mar 2014

Masked gunmen shoot policeman in Lebanon’s Tripoli

“Masked gunmen shot dead a policeman on Friday in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, security sources said, the second killing of a member of the security forces in two days.” Source: Masked gunmen shoot policeman in Lebanon’s Tripoli | Reuters

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