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BANGKOK : A ten-year-old girl died in a grenade blast while four others - including a soldier - were killed in a shootout hours later in Thailand’s war-torn deep south, officials said Monday. The girl was killed when suspected Muslim rebels, who are fighting for a greater level of autonomy from the Thai state, detonated a grenade near a mosque in Pattani province late Sunday. ‘She died later at a hospital,’ police commander ...

YAOUNDE : At least 15 people were killed in two attacks blamed on Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, with the wife of the country’s deputy prime minister among a dozen people reportedly kidnapped, a security source said Monday.The death toll from the two reportedly simultaneous raids on Sunday by Nigerian Islamic extremists on the palace of the Sultan Kolofata, and the nearby home of one of the country’s most senior politicians, deputy ...

Mohammad Fadhel -  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched his aggression on Gaza using a cover story that lacks evidence and was managed through the media only. Israel didn’t reveal a single evidence in the story of ‘kidnapping’ three colonists in an area fully controlled by the Israeli army in the West Bank, except for few seconds of an audio recording that Israel claims an SOS phone call made by one of ...

TRIPOLI : Libya on Monday denied claims from Cairo that Egyptian ...

LOS ANGELES : At least one person was killed and up to eight others ...

MANILA : Sixteen people, including children, were killed when Islamic ...

TOKYO : Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine ...

Moscow : Russia has offered 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in ...

John Bell  - In mid-June, I wrote an article about the ...

SEOUL - A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.The ...

KATSINA, Nigeria - A female suicide bomber killed several people in northern Nigeria’s Kano city on Monday, witnesses said, after weekend violence blamed on Boko Haram forced authorities to ...

HILLA/BAGHDAD  - An Iraqi government raid on jihadist targets in a flashpoint town southwest of Baghdad killed 17 people on Monday, including at least three civilians, medical and tribal sources ...

BEIJING : Muslim extremists from China’s far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence ...

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 may constitute a war crime, the UN said Monday, as explosions and fighting blocked a new attempt by Dutch and Australian police to reach ...

KUALA LUMPUR/ JERUSALEM - Muslims in Asia marked a grim Eid al-Fitr on Monday, overshadowed by several air tragedies, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, and conflicts in Gaza and ...

SYDNEY - A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday.The group, thought to be ...

NEW DELHI- Reports in the Indian media alleged that Chinese soldiers crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Demchok sector of Ladakh on July 22, 2014 and vandalized tents set up by Indian ...

Fariba SahraeiAcademics from Norway’s top technical university have expressed concern after almost a dozen post-graduate science students from Iran had their residence permits cancelled because ...

WASHINGTON : The New York Times called for the legalisation of marijuana on Saturday, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.The prestigious publication said pot ...

LONDON : Britain was on Sunday advising its citizens against travelling to strife-torn Libya and urged all those currently in the country to leave, although its embassy in Tripoli remains ...

ADEN : Two soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed Sunday in attempted car bomb attacks on army posts and subsequent clashes in the southern province of Abyan, a military official said.He said dozens ...

BAQUBA, Iraq : Shiite militiamen in Iraq’s city of Baquba dragged the bodies of Islamic State jihadist fighters through the streets Sunday and hung them from a bridge and a utility pole.An AFP ...

WASHINGTON : A federal judge has ruled that a ban on citizens carrying handguns in public in the US capital Washington DC is unconstitutional.In a 19-page opinion, Judge Frederick Scullin on Saturday ...

ROME : Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter’s Square.As the Argentinian-born ...

ISTANBUL : A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of 12 more police officers, including the former head of Istanbul’s intelligence unit, pending charges they may have illegally wiretapped ...

TUNIS : At least 2 Tunisian soldiers were killed on Saturday when Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint in a remote area of Kef region near the Algerian border, the second attack on an outpost in ...

Nick CohenThe British secret state has finally done the right thing by ordering a public inquiry into the poisoning of the fugitive Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko. Admittedly, in ...

JERUSALEM - One of two Palestinians who claimed to have been savagely beaten by a Jewish mob in east Jerusalem was still in intensive care in an Israeli hospital on Sunday, two days after the alleged ...

DONETSK, Ukraine - Thirteen people including two children were killed Sunday in fierce clashes in the key insurgent holdout of Gorlivka in eastern Ukraine where government troops are battling rebels, ...

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military’s latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure. ...

NEW YORK - As the United States prepares to complete its pullout of combat troops from Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near Kabul this summer, ...

BENGHAZI, Libya - At least 38 people, mostly soldiers, were killed in 24 hours of fierce fighting between the Libyan army and militants in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials said Sunday.A ...

YAOUNDE - The wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, ...

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