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US condemns IS bombing in Kurdish region of Iraq
Washington (AFP) Nov 19, 2014
The United States on Wednesday condemned a suicide bombing by Islamic State extremists in the usually safe Kurdish region of Iraq that killed at least four people and left more than two dozen injured. "The United States strongly condemns the continued terrorist attacks in Iraq, including the suicide car bomb attacks today in Basrah and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in front of the Arbil Provincial Council Building that took a number of innocent lives," the US State Department said in a statement. " ... read more

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Indian army admits 'mistake' in killing two teenagers
The Indian army has admitted it made a mistake in shooting dead two teenagers in restive Indian-administered Kashmir this week, a rare public admission of fault by the military. ... more
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US could delay troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: officials
US commanders are weighing a delay in the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan after the country's protracted election set back preparations for the transition, Washington defense officials said Wednesday. ... more
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First Afghanistan foreign fighter in US for trial
A Russian was brought before a US court Tuesday to face terrorism-related charges after being held for years in Afghanistan as a suspected foreign fighter. ... more
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International meeting on Afghanistan pledges programmes: China
China on Friday hailed an international conference on Afghanistan that it said agreed to launch dozens of programmes to boost development and help the country maintain peace as foreign forces draw down. ... more
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Chinese court upholds death sentences in Kunming attack: Xinhua
A Chinese appeals court on Friday upheld death sentences for three people convicted over a mass stabbing that killed 31 people earlier this year, state media reported. ... more
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Schools in China's Xinjiang to discourage religion at home
Schools in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, where a series of attacks has left hundreds dead in recent months, said they would actively discourage religious practice at home, state-run media reported Wednesday. ... more
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Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike in Pakistan
A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in Pakistan's restive tribal belt on Thursday, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said. ... more
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Afghanistan's Ghani, China's Xi pledge long-term partnership
Afghanistan and China pledged a long-term partnership Tuesday as new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani began a four-day visit while NATO combat troops prepare to withdraw from his country. ... more
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British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan
British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives. ... more
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India's Modi rallies troops in Diwali day Kashmir visit
India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the festival of Diwali Thursday with a visit to the disputed Kashmir region to rally the morale of troops after recent deadly clashes with Pakistan. ... more
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Peshmerga 2.0: New generation of Kurd fighters in Iraq
After a tough day battling jihadists in northern Iraq, a group of young peshmerga fighters discuss English football results around a table littered with smartphones and vodka Red Bulls. ... more
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Dances with wolves in China's wild west
Facing down a pack of snarling wolves - the symbol of the Uighur minority in China's violence-wracked far west - businessman Yang Changsheng offered a sausage in friendship. ... more
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Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials
Pakistan's military Tuesday said it had killed 28 militants in air strikes in the restive tribal region near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling Islamist groups for more than a decade. ... more
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Turkey's Kurdish peace process on track: ruling party
Turkey's ruling party said on Thursday it was optimistic about the prospects for the peace process with Kurdish rebels after a surge in violence raised concern about its viability. ... more
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Turkey eyes new police powers after pro-Kurdish protests
The Turkish government on Wednesday presented a bill granting greater powers to the security forces after deadly pro-Kurdish protests, as the opposition accused the authorities of creating a "police state". ... more
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Uighur group condemns sentencing of 12 to death in China
An overseas-based Uighur exile group on Tuesday denounced the sentencing to death of 12 people in China's Xinjiang, saying the government's approach "will invariably exacerbate an already tense situation" in the far-western region. ... more
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12 condemned to death for attack in China's Xinjiang: media
A Chinese court on Monday condemned 12 people to death and gave another 15 suspended death sentences in connection with a July attack in violence-racked Xinjiang, the regional government's Tianshan portal said. ... more
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Kurd woman leading Kobane battle against IS: activists
A Kurdish woman fighter is leading the battle against Islamic State jihadists in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, a monitoring group and activists said Sunday. ... more
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Germany regrets 'mistakes' in Afghanistan mission
Germany's foreign minister said Sunday that Berlin had made serious mistakes in its military engagement in Afghanistan since 2001 and warned against a hasty withdrawal. ... more
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Pakistani air strikes kill 21 militants: officials
Pakistani air strikes killed at least 21 militants Sunday in attacks on their hideouts in a restive northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, officials said. ... more
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New US drone strike kills five militants in Pakistan: officials
At least five militants were killed Tuesday when a US drone fired missiles on a compund in Pakistan's restive tribal region, taking the death toll to 18 after three strikes in three days, officials said. ... more
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US drone kills five militants in northwest Pakistan: officials
A US drone strike on Sunday killed at least five militants in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. ... more
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Afghan troop casualties at 7,000-9,000 this year: US
Afghan forces are suffering higher combat casualties this year, with up to 9,000 troops killed or wounded in battles with Taliban insurgents, the new US commander in Afghanistan said Thursday. ... more
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Pakistan air strikes kill 15 militants
Pakistan's military on Friday said it killed 15 insurgents in air strikes in a restive tribal district near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling Islamist groups for more than a decade. ... more
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