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Monday, December 22, 2014
The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
Human rights groups took Jordan to task on Sunday as the country ended an eight-year moratorium on the death penalty with the hangings of 11 men convicted of murder.
An Afghan journalist who was seriously injured during a suicide attack on a French cultural center died of his wounds in hospital on Sunday, officials said.
Tearful burying of the dead after Pakistan's school massacre
One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.
Impressions from ancient clay seals found at a small site in Israel east of Gaza are signs of government in an area thought to be entirely rural during the 10th century B.C., says Mississippi State University archaeologist James W. Hardin.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Pakistan slammed for resuming executions
Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.
An Istanbul court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regards as his top enemy, in a controversial case that has strained ties with the EU.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Two senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several hundred troops to deploy to Iraq to train Iraqi forces.
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Thursday and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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