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Sunday, June 22, 2014
An Egyptian court confirmed Saturday death sentences for more than 180 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie, a prosecutor said, after a mass trial that sparked an international outcry.
Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country's northwest Saturday, killing up to 30 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 200,000.
Israeli security forces have arrested 10 more Palestinians in the West Bank as they press their search for three teenagers believed to have been kidnapped, the army said Saturday.
A 21-year-old woman was raped and hanged from a tree in Pakistan, police said, in a case bearing a chilling resemblance to a spate of similar attacks that sparked outrage in neighboring India.
The United Nations cultural agency has listed the Palestinian village of Battir as a World Heritage site in danger, raising hopes among residents that this will protect their community against Israel's West Bank separation barrier.
The CIA once considered producing a toy action figure of Osama bin Laden that would transform into a devil-eyed demon, hoping to persuade children abroad that he was no hero, but a scary villain.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Israeli troops kill 14-year-old boy in hunt for missing teens
Israeli soldiers killed a 14-year-old Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Friday as they pressed a crackdown on the Islamist movement Hamas in their search for three missing teenagers.
rful truck bomb exploded on Friday in a government-held village in central Syria, killing at least 34 civilians and wounding more than 50, the state-run news agency SANA said.
An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced to death the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails, along with 13 other members and supporters over violence last summer.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Back to Iraq: Obama sending military advisers
President Barack Obama is dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell its rising insurgency, inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.
  
  
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