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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
IS' double standards sow growing disillusion
Mohammed Saad, a Syrian activist, was imprisoned by the Islamic State group, hung by his arms and beaten regularly. Then one day, his jailers quickly pulled him and other prisoners down and hid them in a bathroom.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Iran denounced new U.S. sanctions on its missile program on Monday but pushed ahead with international cooperation after its historic nuclear deal.
US, Iraq search for Americans kidnapped in Baghdad
U.S. and Iraqi authorities were searching on Monday for three Americans who were kidnapped in Baghdad, the latest group of foreign nationals abducted in recent months.
Saudi-led airstrike hits police facility in Yemen, killing at least 26, say officials
An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeted a building used by police in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 26 people and wounding about 15, Security officials said on Monday.
US$40 bil. aid money needed: UN
An estimated US$40 billion is needed annually to help the rapidly growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters -- and one possibility to help fill the US$15 billion funding gap is a small voluntary tax on tickets for soccer games and other sports, concerts and entertainment events, airline travel, and gasoline, a U.N.-appointed panel said.
Particles could reveal clues to how Egypt pyramid was built: researchers
An international team of researchers said Sunday they will soon begin analyzing cosmic particles collected inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid to search for clues as to how it was built and learn more about the 4,600-year-old structure.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Islamic State abducts over 400 in eastern Syria after deadly assault
Jihadists from the Islamic State group have abducted more than 400 Syrian civilians after capturing new ground in a major assault on the city of Deir Ezzor that left dozens dead.
Iran hails 'new chapter' as nuclear sanctions lifted
Iran has "opened a new chapter" in its ties with the world, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, after sanctions were lifted under its historic nuclear deal with global powers.
Suicide bomber kills 13 in attack on Afghan family
A suicide bomber targeting a gathering in a volatile eastern province of Afghanistan killed 13 people, including seven members of a prominent pro-government clan, Afghan officials said.
A United Nations report published Saturday finds that the ongoing battle for the city of Ramadi has damaged or destroyed more than 4,500 buildings. The findings, gathered by comparing satellite imagery of the city collected in July 2014 to imagery collected in December, reveal that nearly 1,500 buildings have been completely destroyed, the report said.
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