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Suicide Bomber Kills Iraqi Sunni MP

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has killed an influential Sunni lawmaker and one of his bodyguards in Iraq’s western Anbar province, where thousands have been holding daily protests against Shi’ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Ifan Saadoun al-Essawi died Tuesday when his attacker, posing as a construction worker, approached the lawmaker at a project site and blew himself […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills Iraqi Sunni MP

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a Sunni lawmaker has been killed in a suicide bombing in western Anbar province. Ifan al-Issawi died Tuesday when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in the restive city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad. The attack comes amid rising anti-government protests, mostly by Sunnis, that have rocked Iraq since December. Many Sunnis are […]

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Egypt Train Derailment Kills 19, Injures 107

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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A train carrying military recruits has derailed near the Egyptian capital, killing 19 people and injuring 107 others. Officials say two train cars went off the tracks early Tuesday in the Badrasheen neighborhood of Giza. The accident comes less than two weeks after a new transportation minister was named to improve the safety of the […]

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Switerland Leads Effort to Refer Syria to ICC

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 50 countries, led by Switzerland, will ask the United Nations Security Council Monday to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court, a move that would pave the way for war crimes prosecutions. A letter obtained by the Associated Press cites the findings of a U.N. expert panel documenting torture, sexual violence and summary […]

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Switerland Leads Effort to Refer Syria to ICC

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 50 countries, led by Switzerland, will ask the United Nations Security Council Monday to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court, a move that would pave the way for war crimes prosecutions. A letter obtained by the Associated Press cites the findings of a U.N. expert panel documenting summary executions, torture and sexual […]

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Syrian Warplanes Bomb Damascus Suburbs

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian fighter jets bombed the Damascus suburbs Sunday, killing at least nine people, including a number of children, in a government offensive to dislodge rebels from strategic areas around the capital. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths occurred when a shell exploded in the eastern Ghouta district on the outskirts of […]

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Israel Vows to Build in West Bank Site After Evicting Protesters

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s prime minister has vowed to move ahead with settlement building in a Palestinian-claimed area near Jerusalem after Israeli security forces evicted more than 100 Palestinian protesters from the site. In an interview on Israeli radio Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu said “there will construction” in the disputed E-1 zone between Israeli occupied East Jerusalem and the […]

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Egyptian Court Orders Retrial for Mubarak

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has ordered a retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence. The court on Sunday granted the 84-year-old former leader a new trial, several months after he was convicted for conspiracy in the killing of hundreds of protesters during an uprising that ended his three-decade rule in 2011. […]

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Egyptian Court Orders Retrial for Mubarak

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has ordered a retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence. The court on Sunday granted Mubarak’s appeal, several months after he was convicted for failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during an uprising that ended his three-decade rule in 2011. Mubarak’s security chief, Habib […]

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Israel Evicts Palestinian Protesters from Settlement Area

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli police have evicted Palestinian protesters from a site in the occupied West Bank where Israelis plan to build a settlement. Palestinian activists erected tents in the area known as E-1 Friday saying they wanted to stop Israeli construction in the West Bank. The activists ignored orders to leave the area until Israeli police backed […]

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