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Egypt to reopen Gaza border on Tuesday

Egypt to reopen Gaza border on Tuesday   By World Bulletin   June 22, 2014   World Bulletin / News Desk Palestinian Ambassador in Cairo Jamal al-Choubaki on Monday said the Egyptian authorities had agreed to reopen the Rafah border crossing between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. In a statement, al-Choubaki added that Palestinian medical patients, foreign passport holders and Gazans injured by Israel's ongoing

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US Warns Americans in Yemen to Leave Now

US Warns Americans in Yemen to Leave Now By Lee Faran, ABC News July 21, 2014 The U.S. government has renewed its warning to Americans in Yemen they should leave the country in response to an “extremely high” security threat “due to terrorist activity and civil unrest.” “Terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), continue to be active throughout Yemen. The U.S. government remains highly concerned about

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Libya airport battle leaves 47 dead

Libya airport battle leaves 47 dead By Sky News July 21, 2014   Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry says has left at least 47 dead in a week. The fighting, which erupted on July 13 and shut Tripoli international airport, also injured 120 people, according to figures for the week until Saturday. The European Union condemned a fresh outbreak of violence

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Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats: convert, pay a tax or die

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats: convert, pay a tax or die   By Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press   June 22, 2014   IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul under threat from Islamic extremists described on Tuesday leaving behind all their possessions, as signs emerged that the crackdown on the minority was causing tensions between the radicals and Sunni allies in the insurgency. Most

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Palestinian death toll rises to more than 500 in Gaza strife

By William Booth, Sudarsan Raghaven, and Ruth Eglash The Washington Post 21 July 2014 GAZA CITY — The Palestinian death toll rose to more than 500 on Monday as Israel announced that it had prevented two more attempts by Hamas militants to infiltrate the nation via tunnels from the Gaza Strip. As international concern mounted over the growing casualties on both sides in the conflict, now in its 14th day, yet another diplomatic push was underway

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South Sudan ceasefire under threat as rebels, government troops clash

By Carl Odera Reuters 20 June 2014 South Sudanese rebels and government soldiers clashed in the northern town of Nasir on Sunday, adding to fears that a shaky ceasefire agreement signed in May could totally collapse. Rebel spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said troops loyal to Riek Machar, South Sudan's former vice president, launched an assault on the government-held town and "at dawn liberated Nasir". South Sudan army spokesman Philip Aguer confirmed there

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German National reported kidnapped in Nigeria

By Tim Cocks Reuters 16 July 2014 Gunmen kidnapped a German national on Wednesday in the northeast Nigerian town of Gombi, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. Gombi is close to an area that has been plagued by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents for the past year. The German foreign ministry said it knew about the case but gave no details. Nigerian police had no comment and officials at the German embassy in Nigeria could not immediately be reached.

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Gunmen kill at least three in ambush on Kenyan bus

By Joseph Akwiri Reuters 18 July 2014 Gunmen killed at least three people when they ambushed a bus along Kenya's northern coast on Friday, a local official said. About 100 people have been killed in attacks on Kenya's coast since mid-June. Somali Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for many of them but the government has suggested local politicians were also behind them. The attacks near Lamu, an ancient trading port and tourist

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Gunmen kill at least four in Kenyan port city, scatter leaflets

By Joseph Akwiri Reuters 20 July, 2014 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least four people and injured several others in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Sunday, police said. Witnesses said gunmen went on a shooting rampage on the edge of Kenya's second-largest city and scattered leaflets saying the attack was retribution for last month's raid on Mpeketoni, a town about 300 km (186 miles) north of Mombasa along Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline. "Some

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FAA Prohibits US Planes in Ethiopian Airspace North of 12 Degrees Latitude

FAA Prohibits US Planes in Ethiopian Airspace North of 12 Degrees Latitude   By Tadias Magazine   July 19th, 2014   Tadias Magazine News Update   New York (TADIAS) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that it has prohibited all U.S. air carriers and commercial operators from flying in Ethiopian airspace north of 12 degrees latitude as precaution following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern

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