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Libya's PM demands explanation for U.S. raid in Tripoli

Libya's PM demands explanation for U.S. raid in Tripoli Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Sunday asked U.S. authorities to explain a military raid in Tripoli to capture a Libyan man wanted for bombing U.S. embassies in Africa 15 years ago, his office said.
Syria chemical weapons disarmament begins

Syria chemical weapons disarmament begins Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

A team of international weapons experts began destroying Syria's chemical arsenal on Sunday, the first step in the United Nations resolution after August's deadly nerve gas attack killed an estimated 1,400. 
Suicide bomber kills 15 in attack on primary school in Iraq

Suicide bomber kills 15 in attack on primary school in Iraq Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the playground of a primary school in northern Iraq and blew himself up, killing 14 students and their headmaster on Sunday, police and medical sources said. 
China issues highest alert for Typhoon Fitow

China issues highest alert for Typhoon Fitow Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of people in southeast China were evacuated and fishing vessels called back to shore on Sunday because of an approaching typhoon, authorities said. 
US strikes al-Shabab in Somalia and captures bombing suspect in Libya

US strikes al-Shabab in Somalia and captures bombing suspect in Libya Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

Senior al Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby, indicted by the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa, was captured in Libya by a U.S. team and is in American custody, U.S. officials said on Saturday.
4 NATO soldiers killed in Afghan operation

4 NATO soldiers killed in Afghan operation Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

Four NATO soldiers were killed early Sunday in an operation in Afghanistan, the coalition forces said. 
Iraq violence claims 66 including pilgrims, journalists

Iraq violence claims 66 including pilgrims, journalists Sat, 05 Oct, 2013

Iraqi officials say the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad has risen sharply, increasing the total number of people killed in Iraq on Saturday to 66. 
Assad says Turkey will pay for supporting Syrian rebels

Assad says Turkey will pay for supporting Syrian rebels Sat, 05 Oct, 2013

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has said Turkey will pay a heavy price for backing rebels fighting against him, and accused it of harbouring "terrorists" who, he claimed, would soon turn on their hosts.
Children among five Afghans killed in NATO airstrike

Children among five Afghans killed in NATO airstrike Sat, 05 Oct, 2013

The civilians, aged between 12 and 20, were killed overnight on Friday while they were out hunting birds in the area of Saracha, a few kilometres from Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal told the AFP news agency.
Five killed as clashes rock Cairo

Five killed as clashes rock Cairo Sat, 05 Oct, 2013

At least five people died in clashes on Friday as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi mounted their boldest marches since troops crushed their protest camps demanding his reinstatement on August 14. 
Obama cancels Asia trip over U.S. government shutdown

Obama cancels Asia trip over U.S. government shutdown Fri, 04 Oct, 2013

U.S. President Obama has canceled a trip to Asia that was set to begin this weekend, because of the ongoing government shutdown in Washington, the White House announced late Thursday.
Italy mourns Lampedusa boat victims

Italy mourns Lampedusa boat victims Fri, 04 Oct, 2013

Italy on Friday mourned the 300 African asylum-seekers feared dead in the worst ever Mediterranean refugee disaster, as debate raged over Europe's flawed migration policy.
Shots fired at US Capitol, female suspect killed

Shots fired at US Capitol, female suspect killed Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

A woman suspected of being involved in a car chase across central Washington was shot and killed by police outside the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday, a U.S. official said.
130 dead in migrant boat disaster off Italian coast

130 dead in migrant boat disaster off Italian coast Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

At least 130 people died and scores were missing after a boat carrying African migrants, mostly from Eritrea sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, officials and rescuers said.

Russia's embassy in Libya attacked

Russia's embassy in Libya attacked Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

Gunmen stormed the Russian Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Wednesday night, scrambling over the walls of the compound, tearing down the Russian flag and opening fire on cars and buildings, Russian and Libyan news agencies reported.
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