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Monday, October 20, 2014
The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by U.S. backing for top government security appointments.
Yemen's Shiite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sanaa early on Sunday, when they also blew up the home of a rival Islamist politician, security officials said.
Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank is going ahead with an initial public offering (IPO) worth US$6 billion despite opposition from Muslim clerics.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Afghan security forces said Thursday they have captured two senior leaders of the feared Haqqani network, a hard-line group behind sophisticated attacks on Afghan and NATO forces.
Suspected al-Qaida militants have captured a town in southwest Yemen in a deadly attack seen as a countermove to advances by Shiite rebels sweeping across the strife-hit country.
Car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, in two Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killed at least 16 people Thursday, police and medical sources said.
Oil-rich Kuwait tripled the prices of diesel and kerosene on Wednesday, ending decades of heavy subsidies, while putting off a similar decision on electricity and water charges.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Syrian Kurds pressing hundreds of young men into compulsory service
Police in Syria's beleaguered self-ruled Kurdish areas have rounded up hundreds of young men to press them into military service recently made compulsory, activists and Kurdish officials say.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by British parliament in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.
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