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Saturday, October 11, 2014
At least 31 die in Turkey violence: minister
At least 31 people have been killed and 360 others injured in a four day “spiral of violence” in Turkey led by pro-Kurdish protesters demonstrating against the government's policy on Syria, the interior minister said Friday.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Palestinian unity gov't holds first meeting in Gaza Strip
The Palestinian unity government held its first ever meeting in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip on Thursday as its rival factions presented a common front ahead of a major donors' conference.
Two suicide attacks in Yemen kill nearly 70 people: officials
Two suicide bombers struck in Yemen on Thursday — one targeting a gathering of Shiite rebels in the country's capital and the other hitting a military outpost in the south — in attacks that killed nearly 70 people, officials said.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
At least 14 people were killed as pro-Kurdish protests raged across Turkey Wednesday over the government's failure to act against jihadists attacking the majority-Kurdish Syrian border city of Kobane.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Jihadists are on the verge of seizing the key Syrian border town of Kobane, neighbouring Turkey has warned, prompting the UN envoy to Syria to appeal for immediate international action to prevent its fall.
Kurdish militia backed by U.S.-led airstrikes fought fierce street battles Tuesday with advancing jihadists whose three-week assault on a key Syrian border town has left hundreds reported dead.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The parents of American hostage Peter Kassig, who is being held by the Islamic State (IS) group, have released a letter he wrote in June in which he said he was “scared to die.”
Monday, October 6, 2014
Kurds watch battle for 'heart of Kurdistan' in Turkey
The blasts over the Syrian town of Kobane as Kurdish fighters battle Islamic State (IS) jihadists can be clearly seen and felt the short distance away over the Turkish border.
Hajj selfies gain popularity, spark controversy among traditionalists
Raising his arm, Yousef Ali hugs his elderly father in front of one of Islam's holiest sites as they grin for a selfie — a craze that has hit this year's Hajj.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday vowed to send fighters to help the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, adding the group should set aside its differences with other jihadist organisations in that region.
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