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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

ISIS kills 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Baghdad, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered on Thursday containing some of the 300 members of the Sunni Muslim Albu Nimr tribe that ISIS had seized this week. The captives, men aged between 18 and 55, had been shot at close range, witnesses said. The bodies of more than 70 Albu N...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Protesters march on Burkina presidency after burning parliament

Ouagadougou, Reuters—Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule. Emergency services said at least three protesters were shot dead and several others wounded by security forces when the crowd tried to storm the home of Compaore's brother. Security forces also fired live rounds and tear gas at protest...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

Stockholm, Reuters—The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international ...

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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Lebanese army continue manhunt for fleeing Islamist militants

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon deployed military units to the south of the country on Wednesday as part of operations to pursue Islamist militants fleeing the port city of...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight ISIS

Suruc/Beirut, Reuters—A first group of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Fathers of missing Mexican students blast president after meeting

Mexico City, Reuters—Angry fathers of 43 Mexican students missing for the past month turned on President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, accusing his government of deceit, f...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 29 Oct, 2014

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

Dakar, AP—The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 29 Oct, 2014

War reporter-turned movie maker turns camera on Egyptian slums

Abu Dhabi, Reuters—After working as a war cameraman for 18 years, and getting injured twice along the way, Egyptian journalist Ibrahim Al-Batout decided to get away from the re...

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on : Wednesday, 29 Oct, 2014

Iraqi Peshmerga poised to join battle against ISIS in Syria

Sanliurfa and Beirut, Reuters—Iraqi Peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Isl...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 29 Oct, 2014

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

Colombo, AP—A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leavi...

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