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Friday, July 4, 2014
Jihadist IS seizes key Syria oil field: NGO
The jihadist Islamic State (IS) seized control Thursday of a major Syrian oil field on the Iraqi border, as rival fighters withdrew, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Iran nuclear talks entered the decisive endgame Thursday with a final round of negotiations which could go right down to a July 20 deadline for a deal.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
A Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed on Wednesday in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths, triggering clashes in east Jerusalem.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A Palestinian from the militant group Hamas was shot dead when he threw a grenade at forces carrying out an arrest raid in the West Bank hours after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were abducted over two weeks ago, Israel's military said Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Ruthless jihadists spearheading a Sunni militant offensive in Iraq have declared an “Islamic caliphate” and ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their chief, in a spectacular bid to extend their authority.
Jihadists declare 'caliphate,' claim world leadership
Monday, June 30, 2014
ISIL declares 'caliphate' as Iraq presses counter-offensive
The ISIL jihadists whose sweeping Sunni militant offensive has captured swathes of Iraq have declared an "Islamic caliphate" in their territory as Iraqi forces battle to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit.
Iraq receives Russian warplanes as it takes fight to militants
Iraqi forces pressed a counter-attack on Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit Sunday as Russia delivered Sukhoi warplanes to aid Baghdad in what diplomats warn is an existential battle against Sunni militants.
More than 1,200 Chinese workers have been relocated from conflict-torn northern Iraq to Baghdad, state media said on Sunday, as Iraqi troops fight back against a militant onslaught.
The massacre of 10 foreign climbers on Pakistan's “Killer Mountain” a year ago came after a failed attempt to capture a Chinese-American to use him as a high-value bargaining chip, officials and militant sources have told AFP.
A Pakistani teenager and her husband were murdered in a remote eastern town by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes, police said Saturday.
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