Category: World

Iran defies global campaign, hangs woman
October 26, 2014 |

Iran defies global campaign, hangs woman

Iran, on Saturday, hanged a woman, Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer, who she claimed had tried to sexually assault her. The country’s official news wire, the Islamic Republic News Agency, quoted the prosecutor’s office as saying Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death […]

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Death toll in Libya’s Benghazi clashes hits 75
October 21, 2014 |

Death toll in Libya’s Benghazi clashes hits 75

Another nine people were killed in violent clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between the renegade general Khalifa Hafter’s forces and Islamic militants, making the total death toll rise to 75, medical sources said on Monday. A security source said the crossfire were concentrated in Benghazi’s Laithi, Boatni and Al-Masakin regions. On Sunday […]

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Yemeni Al-Qaida suicide attack kills 12
October 21, 2014 |

Yemeni Al-Qaida suicide attack kills 12

About 12 Shiite Houthi gunmen were killed when suspected al-Qaida suicide attack targeted their military position in southeastern province of al-Bayda on Monday evening, a tribal chief told Xinhua. “A military position manned by Shiite Houthi fighters was struck by an explosives-laden car in the town of Radda, killing about 12 members of the Houthi group and […]

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Yemeni Al-Qaida suicide attack kills 12
October 21, 2014 |

Yemeni Al-Qaida suicide attack kills 12

About 12 Shiite Houthi gunmen were killed when suspected al-Qaida suicide attack targeted their military position in southeastern province of al-Bayda on Monday evening, a tribal chief told Xinhua. “A military position manned by Shiite Houthi fighters was struck by an explosives-laden car in the town of Radda, killing about 12 members of the Houthi group and […]

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Death toll in Libya’s Benghazi clashes hits 75
October 21, 2014 |

Death toll in Libya’s Benghazi clashes hits 75

Another nine people were killed in violent clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between the renegade general Khalifa Hafter’s forces and Islamic militants, making the total death toll rise to 75, medical sources said on Monday. A security source said the crossfire were concentrated in Benghazi’s Laithi, Boatni and Al-Masakin regions. On Sunday […]

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Catholic synod: Gay rights groups say vote ‘disappointing’
October 19, 2014 |

Catholic synod: Gay rights groups say vote ‘disappointing’

Catholic gay rights groups say the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, backed by Pope Francis, is “very disappointing”. A draft paper issued at a Catholic Church synod in the Vatican had included text calling for greater openness towards homosexuals, and divorced Catholics who remarried. But this failed to win […]

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US, EU allies call for ceasefire in Libya
October 19, 2014 |

US, EU allies call for ceasefire in Libya

The US and four European allies – Britain, France, Germany and Italy – have called for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya. In a statement, they said there was “no military solution” to the crisis. Dozens of people have recently been killed in the eastern city of Benghazi in fighting between Islamist rebels […]

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Catholic synod: Gay rights groups say vote ‘disappointing’
October 19, 2014 |

Catholic synod: Gay rights groups say vote ‘disappointing’

Catholic gay rights groups say the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, backed by Pope Francis, is “very disappointing”. A draft paper issued at a Catholic Church synod in the Vatican had included text calling for greater openness towards homosexuals, and divorced Catholics who remarried. But this failed to win […]

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US, EU allies call for ceasefire in Libya
October 19, 2014 |

US, EU allies call for ceasefire in Libya

The US and four European allies – Britain, France, Germany and Italy – have called for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya. In a statement, they said there was “no military solution” to the crisis. Dozens of people have recently been killed in the eastern city of Benghazi in fighting between Islamist rebels […]

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Tunisia Police deal heavy blow to terrorists
October 18, 2014 |

Tunisia Police deal heavy blow to terrorists

At least eight suspects were arrested and several “terrorist” cells in different parts of Tunisia were dismantled by security forces, the Interior Ministry said Friday. Seven “dangerous individuals, led by terrorist Houssine Ben Abassia,” were arrested in the northern city of Bizerte over accusations of robbing 16 houses in the area in order to finance […]

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