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Drowned boys, mother, buried in Syrian hometown of Kobani they fled

September
4
,
2015
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KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they...

Father of Syrian boys who drowned off Turkey: 'All I want is to be with my children'

September
3
,
2015
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ANKARA, Turkey — He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World...

Egyptian Foreign Ministry summons British ambassador to protest comments on Al-Jazeera verdict

August
30
,
2015
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CAIRO — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news." ...

NATO says men wearing Afghan security force uniforms kill 2 foreign troops at southern base

August
26
,
2015
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KABUL — Two men wearing Afghan security force uniforms opened fire Wednesday inside a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing two NATO service members before being shot dead themselves, the international force said. NATO offered few...

Pakistan rescues Chinese tourist held hostage by the Taliban for more than a year

August
24
,
2015
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ISLAMABAD — A Chinese tourist held hostage for more than a year by the Taliban in Pakistan has been freed by the country's security forces and intelligence agencies, authorities said. China's state-run Xinhua News Agency identified...

Protest organizers in Lebanon postpone Monday garbage demonstration after violent clashes

August
24
,
2015
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BEIRUT — Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed anti-government demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters...

Massive truck bomb at Baghdad market kills 67, wounds 152; Islamic State claims responsibility

August
13
,
2015
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BAGHDAD — A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighbourhood early Thursday morning, killing at least 67 people, police officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility...