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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Two senior security officials in the Syrian city of Homs have been fired after a bombing that killed dozens of schoolchildren, stirring rare public protests in a loyalist area, a monitor said Tuesday.
A Saudi court sentenced a Chadian and an Egyptian to death on Monday while several other people were jailed up to 33 years for “terrorist” related offenses, official media said.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Border strife as Turkey denies use of bases
Kurdish fighters engaged in fierce clashes with jihadists on the Turkish border near Kobane on Monday, as Ankara denied allowing Washington to use its bases against the Islamic State (IS) group.
Donor states pledge US$5.4 billion in aid to Gaza, insist on peace talks
International donors pledged about US$5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Donors pledge US$2.7 billion for Gaza reconstruction
Donors at an international conference Sunday promised US$2.7 billion to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, but all of the key participants said their efforts would be futile without a permanent peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Donor states urge peace talks as aid pledged for Gaza rebuilding
Washington called Sunday for renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians as a donor conference pledged millions for rebuilding the ruin left by this summer's conflict in Gaza.
Kurds thwart IS in Syria town but Iraq forces still struggling
Turkey Islamic State jihadists met dogged Kurdish resistance in the high-profile Syrian battleground town of Kobane Sunday but they put Iraqi forces under heavy pressure, prompting the first U.S.-led relief drops.
Qatar has pledged US$1 billion toward reconstruction of Gaza Strip after the 50-day Israel-Hamas war.
Pakistani air strikes killed at least 21 militants Sunday in attacks on their hideouts in a restive northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, officials said.
Suspected Taliban militants led a string of attacks on police and civilians across northern and eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, security officials said.
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