Archive for September, 2013

Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 5:48pm

Hearings called over Nairobi mall attack

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Kenya’s parliament is due to hold a hearing into last week’s siege of a Nairobi shopping centre, as the International Red Cross says 39 people remain unaccounted for since the attack. The announcement of the hearing came as a leaked intelligence report obtained by Al Jazeera showed that security agencies had been alerted to the […]

Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 5:47pm

Obama and Netanyahu set for tense Iran talks

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Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, is heading to Washington for talks with President Barack Obama which will focus on Iran’s diplomatic charm offensive. <!–article_quote,quoted_author,additional_info–> While Obama will attempt to reassure Netanyahu that he will not act prematurely to ease sanctions on Iran, growing signs of a US-Iranian thaw have rattled Israel and could make for a […]

Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 5:44am

Malian soldiers and Taureg separatists clash

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Tuareg separatists and Malian soldiers have exchanged fire in the northern town of Kidal, residents and the regional governor said, in a sign of escalating tensions three days after MNLA rebels ended a ceasefire with the newly elected government. The firefight follows two attacks on soldiers since Tuareg rebels claiming autonomy for northern Mali pulled […]

Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 5:44am

Students reported killed in Syria air attack

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At least 12 people, most of them students, have been killed in an air attack that hit a secondary school in the rebel-held Syrian city of Raqqa, opposition activists say. Graphic amateur video said to be filmed on Sunday in Raqqa, in northeastern Syria, showed several bloodied bodies strewn across a dirt yard, some torn in half. […]

Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 5:44am

Students massacred in Nigeria attack

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As many as 50 students are reported to have died after armed men stormed a college dormitory in Nigeria’s northeast, shooting at them as they slept, according to the Nigerian military. Sunday’s attack, believed to be carried out by the armed group Boko Haram, targeted the College of Agriculture in the town of Gujba in Yobe state, Lazarus Eli, the area […]

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 5:43pm

Blast kills dozens in Pakistan’s Peshawar

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A bomb explosion has killed at least 33 people and injured more than 80 in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, police and hospital officials said. Sunday’s blast took place in the busy Qissa Khwani market in Peshawar, gateway to the troubled tribal regions which are infested with Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked fighters.  “The blast killed at […]

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 5:43pm

Deadly suicide bombings hit Iraq

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At least 15 people are reported to have died after a suicide bomber targeted mourners at a Shia Muslim mosque south of Baghdad, according to police and a doctor. Sunday’s blast, which collapsed the roof of Al-Hussein Mosque in the Musayyib area, also wounded 50 people. It came just hours after at least 11 people were […]

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 5:43pm

Kenya government faces questions over siege

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Kenya’s government is facing questions over whether it ignored warnings about last week’s siege on a shopping centre. A leaked intelligence report says security agencies were alerted about a possible attack on Westgate mall about a year ago. According to the report, officers were warned that al-Shabab was planning suicide attacks on the Westgate shopping […]

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 5:40am

Italy government plunges into new crisis

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Five ministers from Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right political party have resigned, effectively bringing down the government of Enrico Letta, the current prime minister. Talks will now start to find a new parliamentary majority to back a new cabinet and avoid going back to elections just seven months after the last one. The political jockeying that has […]

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 5:40am

Greek neo-Nazi party politicians arrested

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Five Greek politicians of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, including founder Nikos Michaloliakos, will face charges of belonging to a criminal organisation, a court source has said. The five, who were arrested on Saturday along with 13 other Golden Dawn members and two police officers in a massive police sweep, will remain in custody until their appearance before a […]

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