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

Fear Rules in Damascus as Syria’s Revolt Enters Fourth Year

(Reuters) – During a recent meeting of Damascene merchants, talk turned to the case of a colleague detained by Syria’s powerful and dreaded state security apparatus.

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March 20, 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

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

Kerry: Saudi King Backs Israeli-Palestinian Push

Saudi King Abdullah offered his “enthusiastic support” to U.S. efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

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January 9, 2014

Protesters, Filmmaker Traverse Egypt’s Transition In ‘The Square’

By Mary Milliken Egyptian director Jehane Noujaim poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California 12/17/13. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three years after Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim waded into Cairo’s Tahrir Square to document the early rumblings of revolution, the army governs Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is back underground and protesters are on […]

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January 9, 2014

Al Jazeera Says 3 Journalists Held In Egypt After Broadcast

The logo of Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel is seen in Doha February 7, 2011. REUTERS/ Fadi Al-Assaad CAIRO (Reuters) – Al Jazeera said Egyptian security forces arrested three of its journalists after the interior ministry accused the Qatar-based television channel of broadcasting illegally from a hotel suite together with a member of the […]

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January 2, 2014

Tax Evasion in Pakistan

Reuters in Islamabad Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, declared that he paid $26,000 in income tax last year. Photograph: T Mughal/EPA Nearly half of Pakistan’s MPs pay no taxes, according to a study that may endanger billions of dollars in IMF and other loans and aid to Pakistan. Cracking down on rampant tax evasion is […]

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December 26, 2013

India-origin British Doctor Dies in Syrian Custody

A 32-year-old Indian-origin British surgeon, imprisoned in Syria for over a year after volunteering to help the victims of violence in the war-torn country, has died in detention, his family said Tuesday.

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December 19, 2013

Kerry Says Israeli-Palestinian Deal Possible By End-April

Shrugging off gloomy predictions of failure, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Israelis and Palestinians remained committed to peace talks and were on course to wrap up a full deal by April.

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December 19, 2013

Hajj Fraud Alert: Dar al-Islam Misleads Hajjis by Having Name Similar to reputable Dar el Salam Hajj Agency

My father even wrote out his first money order to Dar el Salam, which was cashed by Omar at Dar al-Islam…

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December 12, 2013

UN: 1 Million Syrian Children Are Refugees

By Margaret Besheer Syrian refugee children gather around fire near makeshift tents, central Ankara, Oct. 5, 2013. GENEVA — The United Nations warned Friday that many Syrian children are suffering from psychological stress, are not in school, and are living separately from parents as a result of the nearly three year-long crisis. According to U.N. […]

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December 5, 2013

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