Syria Rebels Seize Government Town Near Aleppo

Syrian rebels seized the northern town of Khan al-Assal on Monday, activists said, one of the last towns in the western part of Aleppo province that was held by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

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July 25, 2013

Gunmen Kill Pro-Assad Figure In Lebanon As Syria War Spreads

Gunmen assassinated a well-known media defender of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Lebanon on Wednesday

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July 18, 2013

Iraq is Poisoned … Literally

Iraq is poisoned, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), who in 2012 completed a study on congenital birth defects in Iraq, which still has not been released to the public.

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July 11, 2013

The Middle East Plague Goes Global

A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.

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July 3, 2013

Myanmar Bans TIME Magazine Issue

By Shibani Mahtani Myanmar has banned this issue of Time magazine carrying the words, “The Face of Buddhist Terror,” with a photo of a controversial Buddhist monk. YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s government has banned this week’s international issue of TIME after widespread outrage in the country over the magazine’s cover story featuring a controversial monk […]

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June 27, 2013

Sectarian Killing Rattles Fearful Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s president, accused of fuelling sectarian hatred, promised swift justice on Monday for a deadly attack on minority Shi’ites as he tried to quell broader factional conflict to avoid a threatened military intervention.

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June 27, 2013

Rebels Get Saudi Missiles

Rebels fought to halt an advance by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces into northern Syria

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June 20, 2013

Umar Cheema Awarded for Courage

A reporter investigating corruption in Russia and a seasoned Pakistani journalist known for courageous muckraking reports have won the 2013 Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced.

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June 13, 2013

Lost Innocence at Guantánamo

Rebuffing President Barack Obama’s latest plea, House Republicans last week proposed keeping open the military-run prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba

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June 6, 2013

Change Has Finally Come to Pakistan

Although the voter chose Sharif’s experience over Imran’s innocence, this election may have changed Pakistan in more ways than we realise

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May 23, 2013

Made in Bangladesh: The Terror of Capitalism

April 28, 2013 – Delhi. – On Wednesday, April 24, a day after Bangladeshi authorities asked the owners to evacuate their garment factory that employed almost three thousand workers, the building collapsed.

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May 9, 2013

The Fossil Fuel Secret Behind Burma

This is Dr. Nafeez Ahmed’s first post on his new blog, Earth Insight, hosted by The Guardian.

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May 2, 2013

Bangladesh Rally

Times Square Rally Against the impending civil war in Bangladesh a huge success. Thousands of participants who covered 5 blocks demanded end to government crackdown

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April 18, 2013

Who Was Margaret Thatcher behind the hagiography what did she really do?

By George Galloway A man reacts as he attends a gathering of people celebrating the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland April 8, 2013. She was 87. REUTERS/David Moir Every controversial divisive deadly thing that Thatcher did is being placed in soft focus, bathed in a rose-coloured […]

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April 11, 2013

Haitian Americans Lead Fight Against Cholera Outbreak

Haitians are still stinging from the dismissal last February by the United Nations of their claim for justice on behalf of hundreds of thousands of people who have fallen ill and 8,000 who have died and continue to die since UN peacekeeping troops leaked raw sewage into the Artibonite River.

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March 28, 2013

Fighting Phantoms in Pakistan and Bangladesh

With its dubious war crimes tribunal, Bangladesh risks opening a Pandora’s box unleashing forces that Pakistan has been battling for the past couple of decades

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March 14, 2013

Syrian Rebels Capture Provincial Capital

Syrian opposition fighters captured the northeastern city of Raqqa on Monday

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March 7, 2013

Syria Opposition to Join Rome Talks After Foreign Aid Pledge

The UK said it was ready to ‘significantly increase’ its support for Syria’s opposition The Syrian opposition has agreed to attend an international summit in Rome, after the US and UK “promised specific aid” to the Syrian people. The group had previously announced it would boycott the talks because of “the world’s silence” over the […]

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February 28, 2013

The Republican Obsession

If last week’s hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

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February 21, 2013

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