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Friday, January 30, 2015
35 years in jail for Saudi in Vegas child rape case
A Saudi Arabian air force sergeant who arrived in Las Vegas for New Year's Eve two years ago may never get to leave Nevada after being sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 35 years in state prison for kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Jordan offers to free jihadist militant if IS releases pilot
Jordan offered Wednesday to free a female jihadist in exchange for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State (IS) group, which is threatening to execute the airman and a Japanese journalist.
Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday rejected most of President Ashraf Ghani's nominees for the new cabinet, in a fresh setback for the newly formed “national unity government.”
An Israeli rights group Wednesday criticized the government for what it called a deliberate policy of launching air strikes on homes that killed hundreds of civilians during last year's Gaza war.
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A U.N. agency said Tuesday it had to suspend an aid program for Gaza war victims because of a shortfall of funding from donor countries.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former U .S. statesmen in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.
Jubilant residents began trickling back to Kobane Tuesday after Kurdish fighters drove the Islamic State (IS) group from the Syrian border town, which became a major symbol of resistance against the jihadists.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused Egyptian police of using “excessive force” against protesters after 20 people were killed in clashes on the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising.
The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.
U.S. President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.
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