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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Iran leader asks pope for prayers after Vatican talks
Iran's president asked Pope Francis to pray for him Tuesday after the two men held private talks at the Vatican, part of an Iranian effort to take a more prominent place on the world stage after a nuclear deal with Western powers.
A top World Bank official has proposed zero-interest loans to help economically fragile Jordan and Lebanon deal with the burden of hosting Syrian refugees.
Dozens of juvenile offenders 'face death in Iran'
Dozens of people who were arrested in Iran for crimes committed before they turned 18 remain at risk of the death penalty despite recent reforms, with many having already spent years on death row, according to a report by Amnesty International released on Tuesday.
King Tut hasn't been around for a few thousand years, but his power remains: after a botched repair job of the famedharaoh's beard left scratches on his burial mask, Egyptian prosecutors haverdered eight museum workers to a disciplinary court for "gross negligence."
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Turkey's foreign minister warned Monday that any participation of Kurdish forces in U.N.-sponsored talks on Syria would be dangerous and would spell the end of the initiative seeking to end the nearly five-year conflict.
Yemen prime minister returns to Aden; Saudi airstrikes kill civilians
The Yemeni prime minister and his Cabinet returned on Monday to the volatile southern port city of Aden, months after he was targeted in a suicide bombing that forced them to leave the country.
Monday, January 25, 2016
In the aftermath of the bombing and shootings in Paris and the mass murder, beheadings and destruction in Syria and Iraq by the terrorist group Islamic State (also ISIL, ISIS, Daesh), some in the international community has reacted negatively against all Muslims.
Islamic Scholar Fethullah Gulen promotes peace, understanding
Suspected Russian raids killed 47 civilians in war-ravaged eastern Syria on Saturday, amid reports U.S. forces are building up an air base to bolster their fight against jihadists further north.
The Afghan Taliban Sunday reiterated their pre-conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Kabul, including their removal from international terror blacklists, at an informal meeting with lawmakers and activists in Doha.
UN says access difficult to rebel-sieged Yemeni city of Taiz of 25,000 residents
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen said Saturday that they are seeking ways to ensure unconditional access to Taiz, a city of about 25,000 residents besieged by Shiite rebels who control the capital and have been fighting an internationally recognized government.
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