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Monday, June 30, 2014
The massacre of 10 foreign climbers on Pakistan's “Killer Mountain” a year ago came after a failed attempt to capture a Chinese-American to use him as a high-value bargaining chip, officials and militant sources have told AFP.
A Pakistani teenager and her husband were murdered in a remote eastern town by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes, police said Saturday.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Iraq militants executed 160 captives: HRW
Iraqi insurgents executed at least 160 captives earlier this month in the northern city of Tikrit, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday, citing an analysis of satellite imagery and grisly photos released by the militants.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama is seeking to bolster U.S. efforts to train and arm select members of the Syrian opposition, a move that comes amid increased U.S. concern that the conflicts in Syria and Iraq are becoming an intertwined fight against the same Sunni extremist group.
A Sudanese Christian woman detained when she tried to travel to the United States after her release from death row was freed Thursday and took refuge at the U.S. Embassy, her lawyer said.
Friday, June 27, 2014
With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up U.S. efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Pro-government forces battled Sunni militants at a key town and Iraq's biggest oil refinery as John Kerry pushed the country's leaders Tuesday to heal rifts in a crisis threatening to tear it apart.
Sissi says won't interfere in court verdicts
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday he will not interfere in court rulings, a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison in a verdict that prompted an international outcry.
More than 1,000 people — at least three quarters of them civilians — were killed this month as Islamist militants swept through large swaths of northern and western Iraq, the U.N. said Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Kerry in Iraq as militants seize strategic town, airport
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Baghdad Monday to push for stability, as Sunni militants overran a strategic Shiite town and an airport, tightening their grip on north Iraq.
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