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Fatah Holds Giant Rally in Gaza

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Palestinians have jammed into main squares of Gaza City for the first rally marking the founding of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah political group since 2007. Fatah supporters chanted and waved yellow and black flags, on Friday, as they marked the party’s 48th anniversary. The group was founded by the late Palestinian leader […]

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Iraq Car Bomb Kills at Least 20

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say a car bomb has killed at least 20 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims on their way home from a religious procession in the country’s south. Police said Thursday’s attack at a busy bus station in the town of Musayyib hit the pilgrims as they were returning from Iraq’s shrine city of Karbala, where they […]

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Iraq Car Bomb Kills At Least 15

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say a car bomb has killed at least 15 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims during a religious procession in the country’s south. Police said Thursday’s attack in the town of Musayyib hit the pilgrims as they were returning from Iraq’s shrine city of Karbala on Thursday, where they performed mourning rituals for a revered figure […]

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Syrian Rebels Launch Attack near Northern Air Base

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition activists say Syrian rebels have launched another attack near the Taftanaz military airport, an apparent bid to weaken the government’s air power. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels fought soldiers near the base in northern Idlib Province, on Thursday. The state-run SANA news agency says security forces “strongly confronted” an attempted […]

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UN: More Than 60,000 Dead in Syrian Civil War

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says new and exhaustive analysis shows that more than 60,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war, a figure that surpasses Syrian opposition estimates by about one-third. U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, in a study released Wednesday in Geneva, said death reports from seven separate sources were cross-referenced by experts to […]

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Syria Air Strike Hits Gas Station, Dozens Killed

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition activists in Syria say government warplanes bombed a gasoline station near Damascus Wednesday, reportedly killing dozens of people as they waited for fuel. Activists say the strike occurred in the eastern suburb of Mleiha — an area partly under rebel control. The blast ignited a huge fire which sent black smoke billowing into the […]

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Rebels in Syria Attack Northern Airport

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition activists say Syrian government forces and rebels are waging a fierce battle near an airport in the northern Idlib province, on Wednesday, a day after similar clashes prompted officials to close the airport in Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels have launched an attack on a military airport near Taftanaz. […]

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Syria Begins New Year With More Violence

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian government troops and rebel forces fought Tuesday on the outskirts of Damascus and near the city of Aleppo. Government aircraft pounded eastern suburbs of the capital and rebel-held areas of Aleppo, the country’s commercial hub. Authorities announced the closure of Aleppo airport because of rebel attacks. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported […]

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Syrian Minister: Government Open to Peace Talks

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The embattled Syrian government has welcomed any plans that would lead to peace talks to end the bloodshed in the country. Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi was responding Monday to the U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who said Sunday that he has a plan that is acceptable to world powers. Brahimi said the plan calls for […]

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23 Killed as Iraq Bombings Target Pilgrims

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say a wave of bombings across the country has killed at least 23 people in the latest apparent effort by militants to undermine confidence in the security forces. In Monday’s deadliest attack, insurgents blew up several houses in the town of Musayyib, south of Baghdad, killing seven people. In Baghdad’s Karrada district, a […]

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