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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Tunisia imposed a nationwide overnight curfew Friday in response to growing unrest as protests over unemployment across the country descended into violence in some cities.
Israel evicts settlers from disputed homes in West Bank city Hebron
Israeli security forces evicted dozens of Jewish settlers from two homes in the heart of the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, a day after they had moved in.
An Egyptian affiliate of the jihadist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Friday for a bomb blast during a police raid on a Cairo apartment that killed seven people, including five policemen.
Pakistan's Supreme Court Friday overturned its decision to ban the hunting of the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized among Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Taliban attack on TV staff widely condemned
A deadly Taliban attack on a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest TV station drew widespread condemnation on Thursday as an attack on freedom of speech and the country's young and fragile media sector.
Turkey security forces are subjecting residents of Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey to "collective punishment" with military operations backed by curfews, Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing the army of "recklessly" using excessive force.
Islamic State razing of Iraq monastery condemned
The Obama administration and the Vatican condemned the Islamic State (IS) group Wednesday for razing Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, a 1,400-year-old structure that survived assaults by nature and man for centuries before it was deliberately destroyed by extremists.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
A powerful suicide car bomb struck near the Russian Embassy in downtown Kabul Wednesday, with casualties feared from the latest attack in the Afghan capital, the interior ministry said.
Iraqi Kurdish forces are deliberately destroying Arab villages under their control, according to an Amnesty International report released on Wednesday. The human rights group said these actions could amount to war crimes.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on academics who criticized his policies in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, warning they would pay a price after falling into a "pit of treachery."
  
  
  
  
  
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