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Friday, October 10, 2014
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
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.
Kurds watch battle for 'heart of Kurdistan' in Turkey
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.
US aid worker threatened in Syria is Army vet
Peter Kassig first visited Beirut on a college spring break trip. What the former Army Ranger saw there prompted him to return, the next time as a medical assistant and humanitarian worker hoping to offer blankets, food and medical care to victims of the region's conflicts.
Sweden's new prime minister said Friday that his government will recognize a Palestinian state, a move that drew praise from Palestinian officials.
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