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Violence Flares in Northeast India

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces are patrolling the streets of Assam, after violence again flared in the northeastern Indian state. Authorities say at least one person was killed and five others wounded after gunmen opened fire late Monday in the state’s Kokrajhar district. The army joined paramilitary and police forces in trying to enforce a curfew and curb […]

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Pakistan Summons US Diplomat on Drone Strikes

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has summoned a senior U.S. diplomat to protest against drone strikes on Pakistani soil. Three separate attacks in the last week have killed at least 16 suspected militants in the North Waziristan tribal agency, a known hub for al-Qaida and Taliban-linked militants. Pakistan’s foreign ministry said Thursday the American diplomat was informed that the […]

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Pakistan’s Army Chief: No Joint US Military Operation in Northwest

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s army chief is rejecting what he says is “speculative reporting” about a joint military operation with the United States in Pakistan’s North Waziristan. The northwestern tribal agency is a known stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants and U.S. officials have repeatedly called on Pakistan to launch an offensive there. The militant Haqqani network, which […]

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Bomb Hits Bus Carrying Shi’ites in Pakistan

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani authorities say a bomb has hit a bus carrying Shi’ite Muslims in the southern city of Karachi, killing at least one person. The blast comes a day after suspected Sunni militants shot and killed 22 Shi’ites who were traveling on buses in Pakistan’s northwestern Mansehra district. Officials say the bus was carrying Shi’ites on […]

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Thousands Flee Southern India Amid Rumors of Ethnic Violence

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Indians from the country’s northeast have fled the southern city of Bangalore following rumors of impending attacks in retaliation for recent ethnic clashes in their home state. Railway authorities added extra cars to trains heading to Assam state from Bangalore to handle the crush of passengers, many of whom were students and workers. […]

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Thousands Flee Southern India Amid Rumors of Ethnic Violence

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Indians from the country’s northeast have fled the southern city of Bangalore following rumors of impending attacks in retaliation for recent ethnic clashes in their home state. Railway authorities added extra cars to trains heading to Assam state from Bangalore to handle the crush of passengers, many of whom were students and workers. […]

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Thousands Flee Southern India Amid Rumors of Ethnic Violence

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Indians from the country’s northeast have fled the southern city of Bangalore following rumors of impending attacks in retaliation for recent ethnic clashes in their home state. Railway authorities added extra cars to trains heading to Assam state to handle the crush of passengers. Officials say they are investigating the source of the […]

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Clash in Northwest Pakistan Kills 30

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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At least 30 people, mostly militants, have been killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan’s northwest. Officials say militants ambushed soldiers Tuesday in the Ghaljo area of the Orakzai tribal agency. At least two soldiers were killed and 16 others were wounded in the resulting fighting. The military has been conducting operations against […]

Gunmen Attack Border Post in Ivory Coast

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Military officials in Ivory Coast say gunmen have attacked a border post on the country’s western frontier with Liberia. Officials say the attacks took place Monday near the town of Toulepleu. Residents in Toulepleu told VOA that most people fled the town following the clash. Ivorian officials did not say if there were any causalities […]

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Afghan Policeman Fires on NATO Troops

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say an Afghan police officer has opened fire on U.S.-led NATO troops, in the fifth such attack in a week. A NATO spokesman told reporters that a man wearing civilian clothes fired on international forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, but that no coalition service members were killed. The spokesman said […]

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