Monthly Archives: "February 2015"

The Islamic States has abducted dozens of Assyrian Christians from villages in North-Eastern Syria, according to the activists. The ISIS fighters burst past a few men guarding the village of Tal Shamiram at about 4...

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The Congolese government was urged by The African Union on Monday to accept help from U.N. forces, in order to defeat rebels in the country’s east, after a row over human rights derailed plans for...

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According to the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, the talks to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear program will resume in Geneva next week after “some progress in certain aspects” will eventually be made. There...

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani indicated that peace negotiations between Afghanistan and the Taliban are very likely to start soon, more than 13 years after the war began, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “The grounds for...

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Two suicide attacks killed at least 37 people on Tuesday in northeast Nigeria. Officials in Borno told journalists that in the first attack, which took place near a police checkpoint in Nigeria’s Borno state, the...

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Myanmar President Thein Sein has declared a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region after 90,000 civilians fled to escape fighting between the army and Kokang rebels. Thein Sein declared martial law for three...

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Wednesday, Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal ordered the execution of Abdus Subhan, a senior Jamaat-Islaami (JI) leader, after convicting him for atrocities done during the country’s 1971 independence war. Prosecutors said Subhan was the head of...

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John Cantlie is a British journalist, war photographer and correspondent who was kidnapped in July 2012 while crossing into Syria from Turkey. At first, Cantlie tried to escape and was shot. He was accompanied by...

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A fifth round of negotiations sponsored by Algeria is scheduled to start on today, February 16th in Algiers, seeking to end decades of uprisings by the north over the political status and form of self-rule...

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The Myanmar government says heavy fighting has occurred between its forces and Kokang fighters, the result being the death of 47 of its soldiers between February 9 and 13 in northeastern Shan State near the...

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