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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamist for sending death threats to prominent secular academics, as the country reels from rising extremist violence, officers said Wednesday.
Hospital in Afghanistan said to be misidentified before being bombed
The crew of a U.S. warplane that attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last month, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban, according to an investigation report obtained Wednesday.
The Afghan army launched an operation Wednesday to rescue 18 hostages captured by the Taliban after their helicopter crash-landed in the north, as the private firm operating the aircraft said it was shot down.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Kuwait has awarded projects worth a record US$30 billion so far this year despite the sharp fall in oil income, officials and experts said Tuesday.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday unveiled a new cabinet stacked with loyal allies of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including his son-in-law who was named energy minister.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Two teenage Palestinian girls stabbed and lightly wounded an elderly man in Jerusalem on Monday before police opened fire killing one of them in the latest in almost two months of violence.
The charismatic co-chairman of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party has escaped an assassination attempt, the party said Monday, but the authorities denied any such armed attack had taken place.
Two Palestinians, including a teen, attacked Israelis with knives and a car in the occupied West Bank Sunday and were killed when civilians and security forces intervened, the latest in a nearly two-month wave of violence.
The Afghan Taliban have named a new head for their political office in Qatar, with a militant source telling AFP Monday he is a supporter of peace talks with Kabul.
Mali and neighbors in mourning as siege hotel yields clues
Mali Monday started three days of national mourning for the victims of the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead in the capital Bamako, with neighboring Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea joining in a show of solidarity.
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