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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Turkey said Monday it was assisting Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga to cross its border and join the battle against jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane, in a major shift by Ankara which until now had blocked Kurdish fighters.
Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.
Suspected separatist insurgents in southwest Pakistan killed nine laborers Sunday in what appeared to be an ethnically motivated attack, officials said.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by U.S. backing for top government security appointments.
Yemen's Shiite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sanaa early on Sunday, when they also blew up the home of a rival Islamist politician, security officials said.
Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank is going ahead with an initial public offering (IPO) worth US$6 billion despite opposition from Muslim clerics.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Afghan security forces said Thursday they have captured two senior leaders of the feared Haqqani network, a hard-line group behind sophisticated attacks on Afghan and NATO forces.
Suspected al-Qaida militants have captured a town in southwest Yemen in a deadly attack seen as a countermove to advances by Shiite rebels sweeping across the strife-hit country.
Car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, in two Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killed at least 16 people Thursday, police and medical sources said.
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