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Burkina Faso coup leaders sign deal with army to stand down

September 23, 2015 4:01:01 pm

The deal was signed a day after troops entered Burkina's capital Ouagadougou, turning up the pressure on the elite presidential guards (RSP) who staged the coup.

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President Mahmoud Abbas cites risk of new Palestinian uprising if Aqsa mosque violence continues

September 23, 2015 10:06:32 am

Abbas sees Israel's actions at al-Aqsa as an attempt to change the long-standing status quo under which Jewish access is permitted but Jewish prayer banned.

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Burkina Faso coup leader expected to hand power back

September 23, 2015 8:07:56 am

There was a tense standoff in the capital Tuesday after Burkina Faso's coup leader, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, refused to heed a deadline for his men to lay down their arms even after troops opposing the takeover poured into the capital Ouagadougou.

Yemeni officials: Exiled President arrives in Yemen’s Aden

September 22, 2015 8:21:16 pm

Hadi's return Tuesday comes after he fled Yemen by sea in March as Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south.

Burkina Faso: Coup leader says awaiting regional decision

September 22, 2015 8:37:35 pm

Gen. Gilbert Diendere, the coup leader who was head of an elite presidential guard until last year, said he awaits the results of talks by West African regional mediators in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Haj pilgrimage: Over 1.5 lakh Muslims from India join thousands other in journey of faith

September 22, 2015 5:50:23 pm

During Haj, men pilgrims wear a seamless two-piece white garment, symbolising a state of purity. Women also generally wear white, covering full body except their faces and hands.

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Syrian regime kills 38 Islamic State fighters in airstrikes: monitor

September 22, 2015 4:49:55 pm

Monday's strikes hit Palmyra and two other towns in Homs province, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

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Russian embassy ‘shelled’ in Syria, Moscow demands immediate action

September 23, 2015 8:11:54 am

"We await a clear standpoint on this terrorist act from all members of the international community, including regional actors," Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Burkina Faso army enters capital to disarm coup leaders

September 22, 2015 3:05:42 pm

Military convoys from regional centres drove towards the capital Ouagadougou on Monday, cheered along by residents opposed to last week's military coup.

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At least 100 people killed in bomb blasts in Nigeria

September 23, 2015 8:11:42 am

Nigerian army spokesman said on Sunday that three bombs had gone off.

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Israel struggles to counter Palestinian stone-throwing threat

September 21, 2015 3:01:48 pm

Rock throwing is becoming commonplace in Jerusalem amid a wave of Palestinian unrest, leading to calls for a harsh crackdown and adding to tensions over access to a key holy site.

Burkina Faso mediators propose November vote after coup

September 21, 2015 9:47:42 am

That could prove to be the serious sticking point in a draft agreement released late Sunday following two days of talks led by the presidents of Senegal and Benin.

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Nigerian official: Three explosions hit Borno state capital

September 21, 2015 9:11:11 am

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the initial suspicion has fallen on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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11 killed, over 50 injured in Saudi airstrikes: Yemen officials

September 20, 2015 4:15:47 pm

The officials said many managed to escape, but dozens remain buried under the rubble.

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Dubai ruler’s son Sheikh Rashid dies of heart attack

September 19, 2015 7:02:54 pm

Sheikh Rashid was the first son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his senior wife, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum.

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Egyptian Prez al-Sisi swears in new govt, plans to revive economy battered by violence

September 19, 2015 6:20:45 pm

The new cabinet includes 16 new ministers out of 33 in total but few important posts were handed to newcomers.

Burkina Faso: Mediators deplore lack of dialogue after coup

September 19, 2015 3:47:12 pm

Transitional leaders were supposed to steer Burkina Faso to elections next month, but that process was derailed when Gen. Gilbert Diendere seized power Thursday.

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Al-Qaeda in Syria executes 56 regime troops at military airport: monitor

September 19, 2015 2:57:13 pm

Al-Nusra is a leading member of an alliance of jihadist and Islamist forces called the "Army of Conquest" that overran the Abu Duhur military airport on September 9.

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Violence erupts as Palestinians and Israel forces clash in Jerusalem, West Bank

September 19, 2015 7:57:15 am

Palestinians also clashed with Israeli forces in Hebron, Qalandia and elsewhere.

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Islamic State claims attack on Tripoli airport, 3 killed

September 18, 2015 10:20:44 pm

"An armed group carried out an attack this morning on the prison located on the Mitiga air base, to try to free the detainees," the airport security official said.

UNICEF: 500,000 children are on the run from Boko Haram

September 18, 2015 6:13:34 pm

The U.N.'s children agency says 1.4 million children overall are "on the run" in Nigeria and neighboring countries where the group has sown terror in recent months.

Burkina Faso junta frees interim president after coup

September 18, 2015 5:08:34 pm

The junta released a statement Friday saying that Michel Kafando was freed from military custody.

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Burkina Faso military confirms coup, fires live ammo at protesters

September 18, 2015 7:29:15 am

The Burkina Faso political unrest sparked violence in the streets, and the presidential guard opened fire with live ammunition to disperse crowds protesting the coup, witnesses said.

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Moscow says happy to talk to US about presence in Syria

September 17, 2015 7:56:46 pm

The West has raised concern over signs of an ongoing Russian military buildup in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, which Washington says signals Moscow's intention to set up a forward air base there.

At least 85 killed in South Sudan oil tanker blast

September 17, 2015 6:17:27 pm

The incident took place on Wednesday as the truck was travelling to South's Sudan's Western Equatoria region.