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Pakistani Supreme Court Summons Prime Minister

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear for ignoring orders to reopen corruption cases against the country’s president. The court’s summons Wednesday is the latest move in a long-running battle with the government over allegations against President Asif Ali Zardari, who has denied any wrongdoing. In June, the Supreme Court […]

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Mentally Disabled Man Executed in Texas

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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A condemned inmate was executed in Texas Tuesday, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyer’s arguments that the man was mentally disabled. Marvin Wilson was put to death by lethal injection for the 1992 murder of a police informant. According to authorities, the 54-year-old Wilson used his final statement to tell his family he […]

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Egyptian Military Kills 20 Militants After Checkpoint Attacks

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say the military has carried out an assault on suspected militants in the Sinai peninsula following new attacks against checkpoints. Officials say the airstrikes Wednesday killed 20 militants. The strikes came hours after an attack against checkpoints in the city of El-Arish, about 50 kilometers from the border with Israel and the […]

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US Urges Bangladesh Against Shutting Down Groups Aiding Rohingya Refugees

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is urging Bangladesh to allow international humanitarian groups to continue providing aid to ethnic Rohingya refugees who have fled deadly sectarian violence in neighboring Burma. Last week, Bangladesh ordered three NGOs to stop their activities in the southeastern district of Cox’s Bazar. Officials said the move was meant to discourage more people […]

Assad Vows to Rid Syria of ‘Terrorists;’ Violence Mounts

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to purge his country of what he called “terrorists,” as security forces continue to fight rebels who have tried to seize control of parts of Aleppo and Damascus. Syrian state-run media quoted Mr. Assad Tuesday as saying he would show no leniency towards “terrorists.” He met with Iran’s visiting […]

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