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  • Imprisoned Kurdish journalist in Iran awarded human rights prize
    Mohammad_seddigh_kaboudwand 2014-12-17 06:26:01 UTC
    Toronto, Canada—Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudwand, an imprisoned Kurdish journalist in Iran has been awarded the 2014 Prize by the International Center for Human Rights (ICHR) for his contribution to human rights in his country. Ardeshir Zarezadeh, c...
  • Kobane: Kurdish forces started a major assault on ISIS
    Kobane 2014-12-15 02:54:05 UTC
    Kobane (Kurdistan) – Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Kobane captured seven important locations from the Islamic State (IS) in a joint major assault, a Peshmerga official told Rudaw. Meanwhile, YPG forces kil...
  • Six men released from Guantanamo arrive in Uruguay
    Guantanamo 2014-12-08 09:07:45 UTC
    The Pentagon identified the released detainees as Abu Wael Dhiab, Ali Husain Shaaban, Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, and Abdelahdi Faraj, from Syria; Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, Palestinian; Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia. A lawyer for 43-ye...
  • Mexico missing student identified among charred remains
    Mexico_missing_student 2014-12-07 08:31:05 UTC
    A family member of one of the students, Alexander Mora, confirmed that the remains identified were his. The relative said the family had received the information from a team of forensic experts. The students were allegedly seized by local po...
  • Washington Post reporter charged by Iran court
    Washingtonpostreporter 2014-12-07 08:18:52 UTC
    A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for months was formally charged on Saturday after a day-long proceeding in a Tehran courtroom, the newspaper reported. Jason Rezaian, the newspaper’s bureau chief in Tehran since 2012, appeared in cou...
  • Powerful typhoon struck the eastern Philippines
    Typhoon 2014-12-07 08:25:41 UTC
    More than half a million people have fled coastal villages in the area, which was still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan last year. In Tacloban, where thousands were killed by Haiyan, roofs have been blown away and streets are flooded. But Hag...
  • Kurdish forces stop ISIS attack on three fronts in Kobane
    Kobane 2014-12-07 08:25:02 UTC
    KOBANE — Islamist militants attacked the Kurdish forces in Kobane on three fronts Friday morning, a commander told Rudaw - a Kurdish media network-, and the Kurds responded with heavy fire, stopping the attack and killing several militants. “Th...
  • US Airstrikes Target Gathering of Islamic State Leaders
    Us_airstrike-isis 2014-11-09 06:19:24 UTC
    BAGHDAD — US Fighter jets carried out an airstrikes on Saturday and destroyed 10 armed Islamic State trucks around the Mosul in northern Iraq. An Iraqi security official and a military commander said that the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ...
  • Mexico gang members 'admits student deaths'
    Mexico-43 2014-11-08 10:53:03 UTC
    Mexico City - Suspects in the disappearance of 43 students have described a macabre and complicated mass murder and incineration of the victims carried out over an entire day and ending with their ashen remains being dumped into a river. Attorn...
  • South African prosecutors appeal against Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence
    Oscar-pistorius-diaalnews.com 2014-11-04 18:29:45 UTC
    Oscar Pistorius’s five-year prison term for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was “shockingly light, inappropriate and would not have been imposed by any reasonable court”, according to prosecutors who have filed for leave to appeal against...
  • Peshmerga fighters to deploy to Kobane with heavy weapons
    Kurdish-peshmerga 2014-10-29 22:11:28 UTC
    Turkey (AFP) - Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group. Flashing victory signs, the...
  • Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'
    News 2014-10-27 02:50:16 UTC
    Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls suggest. As votes are counted, President Petro Poroshenko's bloc looks set to win the most, with PM Arseny Yats...
  • Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil
    Brazil-diaalnews.com 2014-10-27 01:42:16 UTC
    An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote. In her victory speech, Ms Rousseff said she wanted to be "a much better president than I have been until now". She faced protests last year...
  • Gunman kills soldier at National War Memorial in Ottawa
    Canada 2014-10-23 15:46:22 UTC
    Canadian police have confirmed there was only a single gunman involved in a brazen gun attack on the national parliament on Wednesday that left a soldier dead. Ottawa police said that they are satisfied there was one attacker, and police chief ...
  • Video: IS seized some of the weapons airdropped for Kurds
    Isis 2014-10-21 21:44:52 UTC
    In a new video, IS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control. At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Kobane appears to have fallen into the hands of IS, a ...
  • Oscar Pistorius: Five years in jail for culpable homicide
    Oscar_pistorius_sentenced_to_five_years_ 2014-10-21 09:13:44 UTC
    Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African legal experts say Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being considered for house arrest. On a five-year sentence...
  • KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
    Kobane-us 2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
    U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move. The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...
  • Kofi Annan 'bitterly disappointed' by response to Ebola
    Annan 2014-10-17 07:31:14 UTC
    The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Fifteen African countries will receive more help in areas including p...
  • The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week
    Who 2014-10-15 07:12:11 UTC
    The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday as the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in west Africa. Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assi...
  • American killed by gunman in Saudi Arabia
    Riyadharial1 2014-10-15 05:45:48 UTC
    An American defence contractor was shot dead and another injured in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, the State Department said. The two US citizens were employees of Vinnell Arabia, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, the Virginia-based defence...
  • Turkish government denies U.S. use of Turkish airbase
    Turkey_airport 2014-10-15 05:45:37 UTC
    Turkish officials have denied reaching a new agreement to let the US use its Incirlik airbase in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants, in comments which ran contrary to a statement made by US national security adviser Susan Rice on Sun...
  • Kurdish fighters in Kobani call for heavy weapons
    Isis-kobane 2014-10-11 17:21:20 UTC
    A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani if Turkey did not open its border to let through arms - something Ankara has so far appeared reluctant to do. ISIS 'Islamic State' is getting s...
  • Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital
    Mikhail_gorbachev_discharged_from_hospital 2014-10-10 17:18:59 UTC
    A spokeswoman for Gorbachev’s foundation confirmed to AFP that the last leader of the USSR had arrived at their headquarters and that “everything was back to normal.” Gorbachev — who has been suffering from ailing health — had earlier said he w...
  • Islamic State militants control 40 percent of Kobane
    Kurdistan 2014-10-11 08:05:38 UTC
    “ISIS now controls 40 per cent of Kobane,” after entering eastern districts on Monday and attacking from the west and the south, said the Britain-based Observatory, which has a wide network of sources inside Syria. Fierce fighting had raged for...
  • Australian Major General says ISIS will be defeated in Iraq
    1000 2014-10-10 16:58:49 UTC
    Australian Major General Craig Orme says the Coalition is supremely better and maintaining connection to Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerger ground forces than ISIS is at supplying its own fighters. “These are problems all military forces face. They’ve ...