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Monday, January 25, 2016
Animals at zoos in Gaza die of hunger and diseases
The African tiger at the zoo in southern Gaza Strip was emaciated, its belly shrunken and its striped coat hanging loose. It strode nervously up and down its cage.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Kerry tries to ease US-Iran relations concerns
U.S. foreign minister John Kerry met with Gulf Arab officials on Saturday to ease their concerns about warming U.S.-Iranian ties and seek consensus on which Syrian opposition groups should be represented at upcoming peace talks.
Airstrikes by Saudi-led warplanes on northern Yemen have killed six people, including an ambulance driver working for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), and wounded 40 others, the relief agency said Friday.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is a threat to Turkey like the Islamic State, condemning the Kurdish militants as "a terror group plain and simple."
Taliban vow to target Pakistan schools in new video
The Taliban faction behind a massacre at a university in northwest Pakistan this week issued a video message Friday vowing to target schools throughout the country, calling them "nurseries" for people who challenge Allah's law.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admitted Thursday that some of the funds Iran will recover as a result of sanctions relief could be directed to groups that Washington considers "terrorist" organizations.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Tunisia imposed a nationwide overnight curfew Friday in response to growing unrest as protests over unemployment across the country descended into violence in some cities.
Israel evicts settlers from disputed homes in West Bank city Hebron
Israeli security forces evicted dozens of Jewish settlers from two homes in the heart of the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, a day after they had moved in.
An Egyptian affiliate of the jihadist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Friday for a bomb blast during a police raid on a Cairo apartment that killed seven people, including five policemen.
Pakistan's Supreme Court Friday overturned its decision to ban the hunting of the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized among Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac.
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