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Monday, October 13, 2014
Kurds thwart IS in Syria town but Iraq forces still struggling
Turkey Islamic State jihadists met dogged Kurdish resistance in the high-profile Syrian battleground town of Kobane Sunday but they put Iraqi forces under heavy pressure, prompting the first U.S.-led relief drops.
Qatar has pledged US$1 billion toward reconstruction of Gaza Strip after the 50-day Israel-Hamas war.
Pakistani air strikes killed at least 21 militants Sunday in attacks on their hideouts in a restive northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, officials said.
Suspected Taliban militants led a string of attacks on police and civilians across northern and eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, security officials said.
Bahrain's main opposition Shiite group formally announced Saturday it will boycott the country's upcoming November parliamentary elections.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Gaza reconstruction shipments to start next week
A senior Palestinian official said Friday that Israel will allow more building materials into Gaza from next week, as part of a U.N.-brokered deal for rebuilding the war-battered territory.
A Taliban suicide bomber struck a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one policeman and wounding three, while gunmen killed two Afghan truck drivers on a road in the country's east, officials said.
A German aid worker who was taken hostage by masked gunmen in Pakistan over two years ago was released in neighboring Afghanistan this week, Berlin said on Friday.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
At least 31 die in Turkey violence: minister
At least 31 people have been killed and 360 others injured in a four day “spiral of violence” in Turkey led by pro-Kurdish protesters demonstrating against the government's policy on Syria, the interior minister said Friday.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Palestinian unity gov't holds first meeting in Gaza Strip
The Palestinian unity government held its first ever meeting in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip on Thursday as its rival factions presented a common front ahead of a major donors' conference.
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