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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Yazidis urge Int'l Criminal Court to open probe into IS' atrocities
Iraq's Yazidi minority -- the target of brutal attacks by the Islamic State group -- on Thursday urged the International Criminal Court to investigate the militants for allegations of genocide and sexual slavery.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Mecca stampede kills at least 717 pilgrims
A horrific stampede killed at least 717 pilgrims and injured hundreds more Thursday on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the deadliest tragedy to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades.
Yemen-based IS group says it is behind mosque blast that killed 25
A Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa that killed 25 people during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Thursday.
Amid battle against Islamic State, Iraqis face new cholera outbreak
Iraq, which is already facing a prolonged battled against the Islamic State group and mass protests against government corruption and inefficiency, is now struggling with a new challenge: a growing cholera outbreak.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Bangladesh said it has met the conditions put forward by the United States for better safety and workers' rights in its factories that were essential to regain preferential trade status the impoverished South Asian nation lost in 2013 after two disasters killed 1,500 garment workers.
The Egyptian president on Wednesday pardoned two journalists for Al-Jazeera English and dozens of human rights activists, state media and the lawyer of one of the reporters said.
Separate attacks in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 15 Afghan troops, including 10 soldiers who died in an "insider attack" when a fellow soldier smuggled insurgents inside a checkpoint to kill his colleagues, officials said.
Muslim pilgrims throng Arafat for peak of the hajj pilgrimage
Around 2 million white-clad Muslims on Wednesday poured into the vast Saudi plain where Prophet Mohammed is believed to have given his final sermon, for the peak of the hajj pilgrimage.
Scientists are slipping 3D cameras into Syria to local activists and residents to scan antiquities. A U.S.-funded project aims to provide local conservators with resources to help safeguard relics. Inside Syria, volunteers scramble to document damage to monuments and confirm what remains.
Experts scrambling to document Syria's heritage
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Iran's role in nuclear probe meets standards, says IAEA
The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Monday that samples used to determine whether Iran tried to develop a nuclear weapon were collected by the Iranians instead of agency experts, but insisted the probe stands up to strict agency standards.
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