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Algeria Says Bodies of More Hostages Found at Gas Complex

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Algerian officials say security forces searching a desert gas complex raided by Islamists have found the bodies of more hostages killed by the militants in the four-day seizure of the facility this week. Security officials said Sunday an additional 25 bodies were discovered at the complex at Ain Amenas in eastern Algeria. They said the […]

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3 Killed in Yemen Drone Strike

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in central Yemen say a drone strike has killed at least three militants. Authorities said Sunday missiles fired from the unmanned aircraft successfully targeted a car, killing the suspected members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. One witness said the car was engulfed in flames. Authorities in Yemen reported dozens of apparent U.S. drone […]

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Algeria: Death Toll from Hostage Crisis May Rise

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Algeria says the death toll from the hostage crisis at a natural gas complex could rise. The government said Sunday several countries have indicated some of their citizens remain missing after an end to the bloody conflict at the complex in eastern Algeria. On Saturday, Algeria’s Interior Ministry said the nation’s hostage crisis had ended […]

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UN Rights Chief Renews Call for Syrian War Crimes Probe

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A top United Nations official says she believes both sides in the Syrian civil war have committed war crimes, and is urging the U.N. Security Council to order an official investigation by the International Criminal Court at The Hague. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke Friday after briefing the Security Council. Her […]

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Rocket Hits Syria’s Northern City of Aleppo

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian state media say a rocket slammed into a building in the country’s northern city of Aleppo on Friday, causing casualties. Video broadcast on state television showed large parts of the building collapsed, with medics pulling bodies out of the wreckage. The number of dead and wounded is not immediately known. State media have blamed […]

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IAEA, Iran Fail to Reach Deal on Nuclear Inspections

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The chief United Nations nuclear inspector says no deal has been reached with Iran to investigate its controversial nuclear program, but that a meeting will take place next month. International Atomic Energy Agency team leader Herman Nackaerts and his team of U.N. inspectors arrived Friday at Vienna airport following two days of “intensive discussions” in […]

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IAEA, Iran Fail to Reach Deal on Nuclear Inspections

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The chief United Nations nuclear inspector says no deal has been reached with Iran to investigate that nation’s controversial nuclear program, but that a meeting will take place next month on the issue. International Atomic Energy Agency team leader Herman Nackaerts said Friday that two days of “intensive discussions” in Tehran failed to produce an […]

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Activists: Pro-Syrian Forces Kill 106 in Homs

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have killed more than 100 people in an attack on the central city of Homs. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the attack happened Tuesday, with pro-government forces burning homes and shooting victims. It said the 106 dead included women and children, and […]

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Car Bombs Kill 7 in Iraq

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bomb attacks across Iraq have killed at least seven people, one day after the deadliest wave of violence to hit the country this year. A pair of car bombs exploded Thursday in Dujail, about 60 kilometers north of Baghdad, killing seven and wounding at least 32 others. Another car bomb caused casualties in the southern […]

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Syrian Refugees Killed in Heater Accident in Jordan

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least seven Syrian refugees were killed Wednesday in Jordan when a kerosene heater caused a fire in a refugee camp. Civil defense officials say four other refugees were injured in the accident in a caravan in the King Hussein area in the northern city of Ramtha. Jordan houses more than 200,000 refugees who fled […]

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