05 Sep 2015

Gunmen kill 13 civilians on a minibus in north Afghanistan

“At least 13 people were killed by gunmen who attacked a minibus in north Afghanistan on Saturday, local officials said. All victims belonged to the largely Shi’ite Hazara ethnic minority that was persecuted by the hardline Sunni Taliban during their rule in 1996-2001, said Jafar Haidari, district governor of Zari

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05 Sep 2015

Pakistani nationals extradited to U.S. in narco-terrorism case

“Two Pakistani nationals were extradited to the United States to face criminal charges that they conspired to aid a Colombian group that the U.S. government has designated as a foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutors announced on Friday.” Source: Pakistani nationals extradited to U.S. in narco-terrorism case | Reuters

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05 Sep 2015

Tajikistan clashes leave 10 dead around Dushanbe

“Gun battles in and around Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe have killed at least 10 people. The interior ministry said eight policemen were killed in gun attacks in the town of Vahdat just outside Dushanbe, and at a central interior ministry building. Officials blamed sacked Deputy Defence Minister Gen Aduhalim Nazarzoda, saying

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05 Sep 2015

Civilian killed, ruling party official injured by Kurdish militants in Turkey

“One civilian was killed and a district official from the ruling AK Party was injured when Kurdish militants opened fire on their car in eastern Turkey, security sources said on Saturday. The attack happened after a car carrying the two victims refused to stop at a roadblock thrown up by

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05 Sep 2015

France considers air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

“France is considering conducting air strikes on Islamic State in Syria, joining an international coalition led by the United States, Le Monde newspaper said on its website on Saturday, quoting an unnamed ‘high level source’.” Source: France considers air strikes on Islamic State in Syria: Le Monde | Reuters

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05 Sep 2015

Six Syrian security personnel killed by Druze gunmen in southern Syria

“Six Syrian government security personnel were killed by Druze gunmen in the south of the country, a monitor said on Saturday, after two car bomb blasts killed dozens of people overnight provoking angry protests.” Source: Six Syrian security personnel killed by Druze gunmen in southern Syria: monitor | Reuters

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05 Sep 2015

Desperate Syrian refugees take arctic route to Europe

“As more European countries erect walls and deploy barbed-wire fences in a bid to stop the irrepressible flow, the circuitous northern route via Russia has emerged as a safer option than the often deadly passage thousands undertake packed into ships across the Mediterranean Sea or into trucks across Eastern Europe.”

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05 Sep 2015

Al Shabaab militants seize two towns in southern Somalia

“Islamist militants al Shabaab seized control of two towns over two days in southwestern Somalia, a spokesman for the group and local officials said on Saturday, less than a week after its fighters attacked an African Union base in the same area. Al Shabaab said it had seized two small

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04 Sep 2015

UAE says 22 soldiers killed in Yemen

“Twenty-two soldiers from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in a Saudi-led campaign against the Houthis, UAE state news agency WAM said on Friday. The Houthis said they fired a rocket at a weapons cache in a camp used by Gulf coalition forces in the

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04 Sep 2015

Sierra Leone village in quarantine after Ebola death

“Nearly 1,000 people in Sierra Leone have been put under quarantine following the death of a 67-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola. It comes five days into a six-week countdown for the country to be officially declared Ebola-free. The quarantine will last for three weeks, provided no new cases

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