28 Sep 2013

Tunisia’s ruling Islamists accept plan to step down

“Tunisia’s Islamist government has agreed to resign after negotiations that start next week with secular opponents to form a caretaker administration and prepare for elections, a senior ruling party official said on Saturday.” Source: Tunisia’s ruling Islamists accept plan to step down | Reuters

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23 Sep 2013

Explosions, gunfire at Kenyan mall as armed attack enters 3rd day

“Loud explosions and sporadic bursts of gunfire could be heard coming from an upscale mall here on Monday, as Kenyan security forces tried to dislodge Islamist militants who were believed to be holed up inside the building with hostages for a third consecutive day. A total of 69 people are

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15 Sep 2013

Pakistani general, two other soldiers, killed in bomb blast

“A roadside bomb killed a Pakistani general and another officer on Sunday near the border with Afghanistan, the Pakistani army said, rare high-ranking casualties in Pakistan’s war against militants.” Source: Pakistani general, two other soldiers, killed in bomb blast | Reuters

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13 Sep 2013

Egypt extends state of emergency by two months

“Egypt extended a state of emergency by two months on Thursday because of the security situation, the presidency said in a statement.” Source: Egypt extends state of emergency by two months | Reuters

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06 Sep 2013

Taliban-linked militant killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

“A senior Taliban-linked commander designated a foreign terrorist by the United States was killed on Friday in a suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan’s ethnic Pashtun tribal region on the Afghan border, security and militant sources said.” Source: Taliban-linked militant killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan | Reuters

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28 Aug 2013

U.N., Congo army pound M23 rebel positions near Goma

“United Nations helicopters and artillery supported the Congolese army in an attack on M23 rebel positions near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, an army spokesman said.” Source: U.N., Congo army pound M23 rebel positions near Goma | Reuters

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07 Aug 2013

Japan launches largest warship since World War II

Japan on Tuesday unveiled its largest warship since World War II, an 820-foot-long, 19,500-ton flattop capable of carrying 14 helicopters, according to media reports. via Japan launches largest warship since World War II – CNN.com.

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18 Jul 2013

Athens security tight as German minister Schaeuble visits

A security cordon has been thrown around the Greek capital ahead of a visit by the German finance minister, a leading proponent of austerity. via BBC News – Athens security tight as German minister Schaeuble visits.

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11 Jul 2013

Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery

The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say. via BBC News – Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery.

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09 Jul 2013

China releases journalist Du Bin from detention

Chinese journalist Du Bin has been conditionally released after five weeks of detention by state security officials. The film-maker and photographer disappeared days before the anniversary of the Tiananmen killings on 4 June. He was held at a detention centre in Fengtai district. via BBC News – China releases journalist

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