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Turkish graft scandal deepens with more arrests, police dismissals

Turkish graft scandal deepens with more arrests, police dismissals

Via Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's executive purged lots of of law enforcement officials overnight, media mentioned, as part of a crackdown on a rival he accuses of trying to usurp state power by means of tarring him with a specious corruption investigation. Some of […]

 
 

Syria ships out first batch of chemical weapons materials

Syria ships out first batch of chemical weapons materials

By using Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria has began shifting chemical weapons supplies in another country in a crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament program that has been delayed by way of battle and technical issues. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mentioned […]

 
 

Iraq moves up tanks, guns for looming Falluja assault

Via Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Iraqi army deployed tanks and artillery round Falluja on Tuesday, safety officials said, as native leaders in the besieged city advised al Qaeda-linked militants to leave with a view to forestall an impending militia assault. Safety officers and tribal leaders have stated that […]

 
 

Somali Islamists claim Mogadishu hotel bombing

Islamist militants in Somalia mentioned on Thursday that they performed the triple bombing on a Mogadishu hotel that killed at least eleven folks. Al Shabaab, who are fighting African peacekeepers for keep watch over of territory in southern and crucial Somalia, said its bombers had targeted intelligence officers who have […]

 
 

Egypt arrests seven over Mansoura suicide bombing

Egypt arrests seven over Mansoura suicide bombing

Seven individuals, together with the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader, have been arrested in reference to a suicide bomb assault on a police station north of Cairo that killed 16 folks remaining month, the interior minister mentioned. The army-backed government listed the group as a terrorist organization after accusing […]

 
 

Bombs across Baghdad kill at least 15, clashes continue in Anbar: sources

Bombs exploded throughout the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at the least 15 people, police and medical sources mentioned, a day after police broke up a Sunni Muslim protest camp in a western province. No group right away claimed responsibility for any of Tuesday’s attacks however al Qaeda’s Iraqi affiliate, […]

 
 

Anti-Assad monitoring group says Syrian death toll passes 130,000

The loss of life toll in Syria’s civil battle has risen to at the least 130,433, greater than a 3rd of them civilians on both sides of the warfare, but the actual determine is almost definitely much better, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated on Tuesday. The war in […]

 
 

Egyptian security forces arrest Brotherhood leader’s son

By way of Asma Alsharif CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian safety forces have arrested the son of a Muslim Brotherhood chief on prices of inciting violence, the Inside Ministry stated, in the latest transfer in a crackdown towards the group now branded a terrorist group. Anas Beltagi was once arrested on […]

 
 

U.S., Libyan forces capture Tunisian militant leader: media

U.S. and Libyan forces captured Saifallah Benahssine, the leader of Tunisia’s Islamist militant staff Ansar al-Sharia, within the Libyan metropolis of Misrata on Monday, Tunisia’s state information company TAP said, citing a security supply. The U.S. embassy in Libya and Libyan government officers didn’t right away reply to a request […]

 
 

Second suicide bomber in Russia’s Volgograd kills 14 on bus

By using Maria Tsvetkova VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) – A bomb ripped aside a bus in Volgograd on Monday, killing 14 people in the 2d deadly attack blamed on suicide bombers in the southern Russian city in 24 hours and raising fears of Islamist attacks on the Wintry weather Olympics. President […]

 
 

Thailand’s army moves to allay coup fears

Through Viparat Jantraprap BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s powerful however politicized army sought to ease fears on Monday it will step in to resolve a festering political obstacle, whereas anti-government protesters entrenched positions around Bangkok as they are searching for to disrupt a February election. The newest spherical of an all-too-acquainted […]

 
 

India seeks possible U.S. tax violations as stand hardens in row

India seeks possible U.S. tax violations as stand hardens in row

Through Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has sought important points about group of workers in American faculties within the u . s . a . for conceivable tax violations and revoked ID cards of U.S. consular officers and their households, retaliatory steps for the arrest of an Indian […]

 
 

Beirut bomb kills Lebanese ex-minister who opposed Assad

Through Samia Nakhoul and Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) – Former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah, who hostile Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was once killed in an immense bomb blast on Friday which one among his political allies blamed on the Shi’ite Hezbollah militia. The attack in Beirut killed 5 other folks […]

 
 

Israel plans 1,400 more West Bank settlement homes, official says

Israel plans 1,400 more West Bank settlement homes, official says

Israel plans to construct 1,400 houses in its settlements in the occupied West Financial institution and will announce the projects subsequent week after releasing a group of Palestinian prisoners, an Israeli legitimate said on Friday. The Palestinians have stated any longer growth of Israeli settlements on land they are trying […]

 
 

South Sudan rebel leader sets out conditions for talks

South Sudan rebel leader sets out conditions for talks

Via Carl Odera and Aaron Maasho JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan rebellion chief Riek Machar informed Reuters on Monday he used to be prepared to barter with President Salva Kiir to bring an end to the 9-day struggle if Kiir first launched his detained political allies. The U.S. special envoy […]