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October 22, 2014
US sanctions Syrian officer, firms
Washington (AFP) Oct 16, 2014
The United States imposed new financial sanctions on Syria Thursday for human rights abuses, by blacklisting a general and a dozen firms and officials. The Treasury Department sanctioned high-ranking military leader Brigadier General Qusay Mihoub of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence, saying he had ordered his unit in the southwestern city of Daraa to "stop the protesters by all possible means," including lethal force, during anti-government marches in 2011. "Under Mihoub's command, the SAFI Dara ... read more

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USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

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Turkey urges military support for Syria's 'moderate opposition'
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday called for military backing for Syria's "moderate opposition" to create a "third force" in the war-torn country to take on the Damascus regime as well as Islamic State militants. ... more
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Triple bomb attack kills 40 in Iraq town
Three suicide attacks against offices in a Kurdish-controlled Iraqi town killed at least 40 people on Sunday, many of them Kurdish forces veterans volunteering to re-enlist, officials said. ... more
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Nobel Peace Prize: Russia and Tunisia on long candidate list
There was no clear frontrunner ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, with a Russian opposition newspaper, Tunisia's democratic leadership, Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis among a record number of candidates. ... more
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Malala in peace move after Nobel win with India's Satyarthi
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, made a high-level peacemaking move after sharing the award with India's Kailash Satyarthi for championing children's rights. ... more
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Malala dedicates Nobel award to 'voiceless' children
Education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai dedicated her Nobel peace prize on Friday to "voiceless" children around the world, and called on the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers to attend the award ceremony for the sake of peace. ... more
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Syria regime air strikes kill at least 25 near Damascus: monitor
At least 25 people, including four children, were killed Thursday in multiple Syrian government air strikes on a town outside Damascus, a monitor said. ... more
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Libya PM says Egypt will help train army
Libya's embattled prime minister, Abdullah al-Thani, said on Wednesday Egypt would help to train his army and called on compatriots to fight Islamist led-militias that have overrun the capital. ... more
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2 Israeli soldiers hurt in blast claimed by Hezbollah
Two Israeli soldiers were wounded Tuesday when a roadside bomb detonated near the Lebanese ceasefire line in an attack claimed by the Shiite movement Hezbollah. ... more
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Israeli gunfire wounds Lebanon soldier: army
Israeli troops shot and wounded a Lebanese soldier across the ceasefire line between the two countries on Sunday, the Lebanese army said. ... more
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Why America needs boots on the ground in Iraq
If President Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground in Iraq is his final word, they'll have to wear moccasins or some other comfortable footwear. ... more
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US waives child soldier sanctions on six nations
Washington is releasing some $26 million to Yemen in military aid and boosting funds to armies in five other nations, waiving sanctions imposed for recruiting child soldiers, a US official said Thursday. ... more
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US-led strikes hit Syria's Raqa, Aleppo provinces: monitor
Fresh US-led strikes hit Islamic State group targets in Syria overnight, both in its Raqa province stronghold and in Aleppo province further west, a monitoring group said on Monday. ... more
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Rice meets Syrian opposition at White House
National Security Advisory Susan Rice reaffirmed US commitment to supporting Syria's moderate opposition at a meeting in Washington with a delegation from the Syrian National Coalition, the White House said Saturday. ... more
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At UN, Syria closes the door on peace talks
Syria will not begin talks to end the three-and-a-half-year war while Islamist militants are rampaging through the country, the foreign minister told the United Nations on Monday. ... more
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Army supporters storm Jazeera's Beirut office: agency
Lebanese army supporters protested outside and then stormed the Beirut offices of Qatar-owned satellite channel Al-Jazeera Sunday, after a journalist published tweets ridiculing the military, the National News Agency said. ... more
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Kerry, Abbas meet in New York to discuss Gaza situation
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas Tuesday to discuss the situation in Gaza, a state department official said. ... more
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World facing most crises since WWII: EU aid chief
The world is facing more crises than at any point since World War II and the humanitarian community cannot cope unless the globe acts quicker to stop conflict, a top EU official warned Tuesday. ... more
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Abbas to propose new Mideast peace talks timetable at UN
Drawing parallels with the US fight for civil rights, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas vowed Monday to present a new timetable for peace talks with Israel when he addresses world leaders this week. ... more
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US too late on Syria: former Pentagon chief
The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta. ... more
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Chinese companies export 'tools of torture': Amnesty
The number of Chinese companies exporting "tools of torture" has surged over the past decade, Amnesty International said Tuesday, with many devices falling into the hands of rights violators worldwide. ... more
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Israeli navy fire wounds Gaza fisherman: medics
Israeli naval gunfire wounded a fisherman off the coast of Gaza on Thursday, a medical official said, in a sign of ongoing tension around the battered Palestinian territory. ... more
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Cyprus leaders agree to redouble peace talks
Cypriot leaders have agreed to redouble flagging peace talks to end the island's 40-year division and hold two meetings per month, UN envoy Espen Barth Eide said Wednesday. ... more
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Israel PM urges defence budget hike after costly Gaza war
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called for an increase in defence spending, after a bloody and costly war in Gaza. ... more
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Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position
A warplane carried out an air raid Monday on a military base in western Libya held by anti-government militias, in an attack claimed by renegade former general Khalifa Haftar. ... more
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