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October 31, 2014
US attacks on IS group may help Assad: Pentagon chief
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2014
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel acknowledged Thursday that US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group, one of the Syrian regime's main adversaries, could help President Bashar al-Assad. "As we and the coalition go after ISIL (IS) to help the Iraqis secure their government, but also the Middle East, yes, Assad derives some benefit of that, of course," Hagel said. But he noted that Washington was pursuing a long-term strategy that opposes any role for Assad. "We've got to manage through th ... read more

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Sri Lankan military to return Tamil civilians' gold
Sri Lanka's military announced Tuesday it would return unspecified quantities of gold jewellery recovered from a battle site dating to the crushing of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels more than five years ago. ... more
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Japan lawmakers to visit controversial war shrine
Dozens of Japanese politicians, possibly including cabinet ministers, are poised to visit a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Tokyo's militarist past, as it begins its autumn festival this week. ... more
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N. Korea says remains of US troops being washed away
North Korea warned Monday that the untended remains of US servicemen killed in the Korean War were being "carried away" by giant infrastructure projects and blamed Washington for suspending efforts for their recovery. ... more
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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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