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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurdish forces recapture key Iraqi dam as US, Britain step up support

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... role”. Two months of violence have brought Iraq to the brink of breakup, and world powers relieved by the exit of divisive premier Nuri al-Maliki are sending aid to the hundreds of thousands who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576129/kurdish-iraqi-forces-recapture-mosul-dam-islamic-state-militants
  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Time running out for Iraqis besieged by jihadists as UN warns of ‘potential genocide’

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... convincing the Sunni Arab minority that IS “is not the only game in town”. Maliki bid at dead end Outgoing premier Nuri al-Maliki’s hopes of retaining power have been dealt a further blow by Iran, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572902/un-warns-genocide-iraqi-refugees-overrun-islamic-state-jihadists
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Book Fair aims to attract 1m visitors

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the novel Fear of Flying, which has sold 20 million copies; and Nury Vittachi, a Hong Kong-based journalist and author known for his comedic take on life in Asia. "Hong Kong is a special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1268859/book-fair-aims-attract-1m-visitors
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State fighters extend gains in north Iraq as tens of thousands flee

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:45pm by Reuters

    ... overnight to 59, with 125 wounded, security and medical sources said. The Islamic State’s gains have prompted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shiite, to order his air force to help the Kurds, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568381/islamic-state-fighters-extend-gains-north-iraq
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Deadly clashes on approach to Baghdad as militants attack key Iraqi town of Baquba

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:22pm by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... of clashes with local militia and police forces. The government of Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is seeking to repel the Sunni militants who have seized several cities over the past week. ISIL ... and the Levant (ISIL), Nechirvan Barzani told the BBC it would be difficult to find a resolution with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in power and recommended an autonomous region for Sunnis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534789/dozens-killed-sunni-militants-attack-key-iraqi-town-baquba
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Slaughter in a Baghdad brothel: suspected Shiite gunmen kill 25 women

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... and the Islamic state" as well as other groups fighting the "Persian, Safavid colonialisation" of Iraq, a reference to the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. But he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553592/slaughter-baghdad-brothel-suspected-shiite-gunmen-kill-25-women
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq forces preparing for counter-offensive: officer

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 03:44pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... areas north of the city, including Dur and Tikrit, that militants seized in a major offensive this week. Security forces were awaiting orders to begin, the colonel said. Prime Minister Nuri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532504/iraq-forces-preparing-counter-offensive-officer
  8. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Turkish drama Winter Sleep wins the Palme d'Or, top prize at Cannes

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cannes Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan dedicates award to the youth killed in anti-government protests Turkey's Winter Sleep wins the top prize at Cannes Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Palme d'Or top prize at the this year's Cannes Film Festival for Winter Sleep and dedicated the honour to victims of his country's political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519443/turkish-drama-winter-sleep-wins-palme-dor-top-prize-cannes
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... Damascus. Billboards glorifying Assad cover the streets of Damascus although inside polling stations photographs of his two challengers- Hassan al-Nuri and Maher al-Hajjar- had been put up alongside ... for the president. He is the best," she said. After casting his vote in a Damascus hotel, nominal challenger Nuri said: "I think today's Syria is the new Syria, the victorious." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524438/assad-certain-crushing-win-syrias-controversial-presidential-vote
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad to face two candidates in Syria presidential vote

    Posted May 04th 2014, 08:46pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... on Sunday. “The supreme constitutional court announces... the acceptance of candidacy bids registered by... Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar, Hassan Abdallah al-Nuri and Bashar Hafez al-Assad,” a court ... and the West as a “farce”. Both Hajjar and Nuri are largely unknown to the Syrian public. Candidates whose bids were rejected have until May 7 to appeal the court’s decision, said Majed al-Khadra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504366/assad-face-two-candidates-syria-presidential-vote

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