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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    I’m going nowhere, defiant PM Nawaz Sharif tells Pakistanis demanding he quit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistani prime minister is adamant that his government will stay the course despite protests Resignation out of the question, says defiant Sharif Pakistan's embattled prime minister said he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since a political crisis erupted two weeks ago. ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Lawmakers able to leave by a back entrance as demonstrators continue call for Sharif to resign Thousands of protesters try to block parliament Pakistani ministers ... insurgency, a crippling power crisis and a sluggish economy. Before the talks, thousands of Pakistani protesters had tried to blockade parliament after Qadri told them not to allow anyone in or out. ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... Agencies in Baghdad Suspected Shiite gunmen kill women in attack recalling darkest days of sectarian strife in Iraq 25 slaughtered at Baghdad brothel Gunmen killed 25 women and wounded ... and found bodies everywhere, some lying on the sofa, some on the ground, and one woman who apparently had tried to hide in a cupboard in the kitchen, shot to death there." Shiite militias have ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Campaign by former cricketer alienates other opposition parties and fails to get mass support Khan isolated by call for civil disobedience Lawmakers from Pakistan's third-largest party will resign from parliament to tr ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurds seize oilfields as Shiite cleric calls for peace in fractured Iraq

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by AP

    ... Kurdish politicians formally withdrew from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government. The moves escalated a feud between the Shiite-led central government and the autonomous Kurdish region ... the Baghdad government yesterday. Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said the Kurds would still attend parliament. The bitter political accusations prompted the country's top Shiite cleric to urge ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Amnesty accuses Islamic State of ‘systematic ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:23pm by AFP

    ... and abductions’ Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Islamic State fighters of “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq, as Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air ... on Monday, with Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Shiite militiamen retaking Sulaiman Bek, a town north of Amerli that had been an important militant stronghold. “Within a few hours, we were able ...

  7. News - World - YEMEN

    Yemeni rebels and troops form joint guard after peace deal signed

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sanaa Residents venture back onto streets of Sanaa after peace deal signed Rebels and troops form joint guard Shiite rebels guarded government offices and army ... The rebels hail from the Zaidi Shiite community that makes up 30 per cent of Yemen's mostly Sunni population but is the majority community in the northern highlands, including Sanaa province. ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Top Shiite cleric calls for unity government in Iraq

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Baghdad Top Shiite cleric calls for unity government Iraq's top Shiite cleric yesterday urged the country's fractious political leaders to unite and form a government ... for Sistani, said during a Friday prayer sermon in the Shiite shrine city of Karbala. Following previous elections, the president has typically been a Kurd, while a Shiite Arab has been prime minister ...

  9. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 23, 2012

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Suicide bomber kills 23 in Pakistan ISLAMABAD- A Taliban suicide bomber struck a Shiite Muslim procession near Pakistan's capital, killing 23 people in the latest of a series of bombings targeting Shiites during the holiest month of the year for the sect. The bomber attacked the procession around midnight on Wednesday in the city of Rawalpindi, located next to the capital, ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr vows to ‘shake the ground’ under Sunni ISIL jihadists

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Cleric vows to 'shake the ground' under jihadists Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has vowed to "shake the ground" under the feet ... the Shiite holy city of Najaf. The cleric's remarks came days after fighters loyal to him paraded with weapons in the Sadr City area of north Baghdad, vowing to fight the Islamic State of Iraq ...




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