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India, Pakistan Seek Peace

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, agreed on Sunday to work to restore a cross-border ceasefire after a spate of shootings in order to improve strained ties, officials said.

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October 3, 2013

Iran Takes Charm Offensive To U.N., Agrees To Nuclear Talks

Iran’s new government took its diplomatic charm offensive to the United Nations on Monday and agreed to new talks on its nuclear program

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September 26, 2013

Somalia’s al-Shabab Claims Nairobi Westgate Kenya Attack

A senior figure in the Somali militant group al-Shabab has told the BBC it carried out a deadly attack on a shopping centre in neighbouring Kenya.

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September 26, 2013

Brotherhood Leaders Liken Egypt Jail Cells To Graves

Murad Ali says he was put in a foul-smelling cell on death row, sleeping on a concrete floor, and denied light and human contact after his arrest in Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood

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September 19, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood Newspaper Soldiers On Despite Egypt Crackdown

Whenever Muslim Brotherhood journalist Islam Tawfiq files a story about the group’s struggle for survival for its newspaper Freedom and Justice, he fears his Internet address will tip off state security agents to his whereabouts.

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September 5, 2013

Declaration of Saudi Scholars Regarding the Coup in Egypt

In the face of these perilous developments—for now and in the future—it is the responsibility of the people of knowledge—with the obligation that Allah has placed upon them of speaking the truth and by virtue of the position of leadership that He has granted them over the matters of the Ummah—that they clarify the position of the Shariah with regards to what is happening in Egypt, the truth about the conditions that preceded the coup and its expected outcome

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August 29, 2013

Why I Left the U.S.

On July 1 of this year my wife and I left our home in Florida — with no plans to return.

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August 22, 2013

Pakistan: Why the Political Instability?

This is not a new incident in Quetta, Balochistan or elsewhere in Pakistan as suicidal and bomb attacks on military installations, security force personals and public have become the daily routine in Pakistan for the last two decades.

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August 15, 2013

Kerry Says U.S. Plans To Stop Drone Strikes In Pakistan

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s House in Islamabad on Thursday.

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August 13, 2013

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

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

Pakistan Elections: How Nawaz Sharif Beat Imran Khan and What Happens Next

The results of the Pakistan elections are in – but how did a former exile win the vote? By promising airports to people who can’t afford bicycles, says novelist Mohammed Hanif

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May 16, 2013

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