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Eritrea Returns to Calm After Mutiny

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Calm has reportedly returned to the east African nation of Eritrea a day after a group of mutinous soldiers attempted to take over the country’s information ministry. More than 100 dissident soldiers stormed the ministry in Asmara early Monday, ordering state television announcers to read a statement calling for the release of political prisoners and […]

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Protesters in Sudan Call for ‘Revolution’

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese police have used tear gas and batons against hundreds of people in Khartoum protesting the recent deaths of four students from Darfur. At least 600 people took part in the protest in the Sudanese capital Monday. Many shouted anti-government slogans like “Revolution Until Victory.” Plainclothes security agents were also reported on the scene near […]

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Egyptian Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian riot police Tuesday fired tear gas outside the presidential palace as tens of thousands of protesters marched against President Mohamed Morsi. Police tried to stop the crowd from storming the palace where Mr. Morsi was inside conducting business. The police soon retreated and let the marchers through a barrier and up to the palace […]

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Egyptian Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas outside the presidential palace as tens of thousands of protesters marched against President Mohamed Morsi. Police tried to stop the crowd from storming the palace where Mr. Morsi was inside conducting business. The police soon retreated and let the marchers through a barrier and up to the […]

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Egypt Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas outside the presidential palace as large crowds of opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo in three separate demonstrations Tuesday. Leaders of the protest, including former presidential candidates Amr Moussa, Hamdeen Sebahi and Mohammed Elbaradei dubbed it a “final warning” to Mr. […]

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Two Killed in Bicycle Bomb Blast in Pakistan

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say two people were killed and 10 wounded when a bomb planted on a bicycle exploded in southwestern Pakistan. The device exploded on a road near Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province, as a military convoy passed by. Some of the people injured were paramilitary soldiers. Vehicles were also damaged in the […]

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Fresh Outbreak of Communal Violence in Burma’s Rakhine State

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese authorities say three people have been killed and hundreds of homes burned in a fresh outbreak of violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in western Rakhine state. The violence, which broke out in two remote areas north of the capital of Sittwe, highlights simmering tensions in Western Burma, where widespread violence in June left […]

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Bangladesh Accuses Rohingya Muslims of Attacking Buddhists

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Bangladeshi government is accusing Rohingya Muslims from Burma of involvement in a wave of Muslim attacks on Buddhist temples in southeastern Bangladesh on Saturday and Sunday. Bangladeshi Home Affairs Minister Mohiuddun Khan Alamgir Monday said Rohingyas were among the thousands of anti-Buddhist rioters who vandalized and looted at least 10 Buddhist temples and dozens […]

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Security Heightened in Bangladesh Following Attacks on Buddhists

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces are patrolling parts of southern Bangladesh to protect Buddhists from further attacks by Muslims protesting a reported Facebook photo of a burned Quran. Soldiers and paramilitary border guards were deployed to Buddhist-majority villages in Cox’s Bazaar on Monday, following two days of Muslim attacks on Buddhist temples and homes. Authorities have also banned […]

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Security Heightened in Bangladesh Following Attacks on Buddhists

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces are patrolling parts of southern Bangladesh to protect Buddhists from further attacks by Muslims protesting a reported Facebook photo of a burned Quran. Soldiers and paramilitary border guards were deployed to Buddhist-majority villages in Cox’s Bazaar on Monday, following two days of Muslim attacks on Buddhist temples and homes. Authorities have also banned […]

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