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Violence

Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections
Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching houses and fatally shooting those who fled before reportedly beheading some of the bodies with chainsaws. The string of terror attacks comes amid the presidential vote.

28.03.2015 22:02

Arab nations move closer to unified military force as Yemen conflict escalates
Arab leaders hope to fulfill a long-held dream of creating a joint military force as they meet in Egypt this weekend. The project has been given more impetus in the wake of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen to battle Shia Houthi rebels.

27.03.2015 15:26

UN staff, diplomats evacuated from Yemen as 24 killed in airstrikes
Some 100 UN staff and more than 80 foreign diplomats have been evacuated from Yemen, following the night of intensive airstrikes by Saudi-led forces. Twenty-four people were killed and 43 injured over the last 24 hours, the Yemeni Interior Ministry said.

28.03.2015 09:06

Watchdog report raises questions over LAPD’s use of patrol car videos
The inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Department said it is inconsistently reviewing and using patrol car videos, and recommended a new mandate for officers to turn on the devices during stops, the Los Angeles Times reported.

28.03.2015 02:20

‘We should have blown up Donetsk regional administration’ – Ukraine’s Interior Minister
Blowing up administrative buildings captured by rebels in eastern Ukraine one year ago could have saved thousands of lives in the military conflict that followed, Ukraine’s interior minister told a TV channel.

27.03.2015 12:20

Cameron and Rouhani discuss Iran’s nuclear program as talks deadline looms
British Prime Minister David Cameron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have expressed hope that a framework on the Iran nuclear deal can be agreed within the next few days.

27.03.2015 10:59

Iran nuclear deal: 'Stakes are too high for US'
The US has put the highest priority on a possible Iran nuclear deal as it might restrict its nuclear breakout capability to a minimum of one year and, help develop trust between Iran and the West, says Paul Heroux, Middle East expert.

27.03.2015 08:46

‘There can be only homegrown political solution to Yemen Houthi crisis’
A solution to the Yemeni conflict can’t be produced outside the country and the Saudi-led international intervention which violates the sovereignty of Yemen will only worsen the situation, political analyst Ibrahim Alloush told RT.

27.03.2015 11:55

Assad: Anti-ISIS coalition doesn’t want to get rid of Islamic State completely
The alliance of 60 countries declaring plans to finish off the Islamic State is not serious, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Russian media. Some of its members would prefer to retain the terrorist force to blackmail different countries, he said.

27.03.2015 02:08

​Palestinian death toll in 2014 highest since 1967 – UN
More Palestinian civilians have died as a result of the conflict with Israel in 2014 than in any year since 1967, according to a UN report which called for restraint on both sides.

26.03.2015 14:46

‘Bergdahl may face confinement, but not a significant term’
It’s unlikely the US military will seek a long prison term for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who is charged with desertion, mostly because of years he was held as a prisoner by the Taliban, says military defense lawyer Daniel Conway.

26.03.2015 14:20

‘Devastating Israeli attacks’ on Gaza don’t justify violations by Hamas – Amnesty
Months after a damning report on Israeli strikes during the summer war in Gaza, Amnesty International has issued similar analysis of actions by Palestinian armed groups, saying some of their attacks also “amounted to war crimes.”

26.03.2015 14:23