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Libyan Militias Led by Former General Attack Parliament and Declare it Dissolved

Militias allied with a former Libyan general staged a brazen attack on Libya’s parliament on Sunday and declared it dissolved, in some of the worst fighting the capital has seen since the 2011 revolution.

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May 26, 2014

Egypt Announces Plans To Revive Flagging Tourism Sector

By Mirna Sleiman A student supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Mursi covers his head as riot police fire tear gas during clashes following a demonstration, outside Cairo University May 14, 2014. The demonstration was held by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and the pro-Mursi Anti-Coup National Alliance against the military, interior […]

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May 15, 2014

Qatar Pressed to Protect World Cup Workers as Deaths continue to Rise

Migrant workers are still dying in Qatar at a rate of more than one a day, intensifying pressure on the Gulf state to improve conditions for the 1.4 million labourers helping it prepare for 2022 World Cup.

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May 8, 2014

Desperate and Lonely Rohingya Children Flee by Boat

About 1.3 million Rohingya live in the predominantly Buddhist country of 60 million, almost all of them in Rakhine state.

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May 1, 2014

Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Hatf III Missile

Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful test-fire of Short Range Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghazanavi) which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 kilometres, reported Dawn.

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April 24, 2014

Saudi Spy Chief, Architect Of Syria Policy, Replaced

Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh’s attempts to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been removed from his post

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April 17, 2014

Rebel Videos Show First U.S.-Made Rockets In Syria

Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be U.S. anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country’s civil war.

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April 17, 2014

Death Toll In Syria’s Civil War Above 150,000: Monitor

Note:  TMO previously ran a photo purporting to show a “Syrian boy sleeping with his parents,” which showed a boy sleeping between two graves.  In fact the photo was made outside of Syria, posed by an artist.  TMO apologizes for having printed this photo without first verifying its origin.   BEIRUT (Reuters) – At least […]

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April 3, 2014

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf Pleads Not Guilty to 5 Counts of Treason

Former military strongman faces death penalty as judiciary begins to assert its independence

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April 3, 2014

Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Plane

Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian plane on Sunday that Ankara said had crossed into its air space in an area where Syrian rebels have been battling President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for control of a border crossing.

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March 27, 2014

The Central African Republic’s Complex War, Explained in Journey of a Muslim Baby Girl

BOYALI, Central African Republic — Fatimatu Yamsa will never know her baby’s fate, but in an instant she altered it forever…

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March 13, 2014

Out of Control: The Neo-Nazis of Ukraine

“Reality on the ground in Ukraine contradicts the incompetent and immoral Obama regime’s portrait of Ukrainian democracy on the march…”

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March 6, 2014

A Vulnerable Country, Invaded By Neighbor

The Lebanese Civil war began in 1975, and only escalated in 1978 when Israeli forces invaded across the southern Lebanese border…

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February 27, 2014

Aleppo: Barrel Bombs Rain

A barrel packed with shrapnel and TNT has no specific target when it’s dropped from a helicopter over one of the Aleppo neighborhoods of Al-Marjeh, Aqyul or Bab Al Naryrab; its purpose is indiscriminate death.

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February 20, 2014

Pakistan Enters Official Peace Talks with Taliban

What the joint statement sought to portray as an agreement between the two mediating teams is in fact the government’s proposed framework for talks.

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February 13, 2014

Brahimi Says No Substantive Progress On Syria But Hopeful

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday that he does not expect to achieve anything substantive in the first round of Syria talks ending on Friday, but hoped for a more productive second round starting about a week later.

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January 30, 2014

Syrian Enemies May Discuss Prisoner Swaps Despite Talks Acrimony

Syria’s government and opposition, meeting for the first time, vented their mutual hostility on Wednesday…

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January 23, 2014

Syrian Government Forces Advance As Rebel Infighting Rages

The Syrian government has retaken territory around the northern city of Aleppo, the military said on Tuesday…

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January 16, 2014

Brotherhood Crushed, Egypt Sets Sights On Hamas

After crushing the Muslim Brotherhood at home, Egypt’s military rulers plan to undermine the Palestinian militant group Hamas

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January 16, 2014

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