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Iran lawmakers pass bill allowing men to marry adopted daughters from age 13

Iran lawmakers pass bill allowing men to marry adopted daughters from age 13 Wed, 02 Oct, 2013

Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter and while she is as young as 13 years.
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.

US government shuts down, Obama blames Republicans

US government shuts down, Obama blames Republicans Tue, 01 Oct, 2013

US President Barack Obama has blamed Republicans in the House of Representatives for a partial government shutdown, saying they are carrying out an "ideological crusade" against his healthcare law.
Netanyahu urges US to keep Iran sanctions in place

Netanyahu urges US to keep Iran sanctions in place Mon, 30 Sep, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned President Obama not to be fooled by overtures from Iran that have led the administration to pursue talks aimed at halting Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions.
Syria air strike kills 16 in high school

Syria air strike kills 16 in high school Sun, 29 Sep, 2013

A Syrian government air raid struck a high school in a rebel-held city in the country's north on Sunday, killing at least 16 people, most of them students, activists said. 
Students killed in Nigeria college attack

Students killed in Nigeria college attack Sun, 29 Sep, 2013

Gunmen killed at least 42 people on Sunday in an attack on a college in northeast Nigeria, a Reuters witness said, in a region where Islamist militants have targeted schools and universities.
Egypt shuts down Muslim Brotherhood newspaper

Egypt shuts down Muslim Brotherhood newspaper Wed, 25 Sep, 2013

Egyptian security forces have shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood newspaper in Cairo after raiding it and confiscating material, the Islamist movement's website reported on Wednesday.
Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities

Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Assad dismisses West over draft UN resolution

Assad dismisses West over draft UN resolution Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denounced the United States, France and Britain for submitting a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control, saying they were fighting an "imaginary enemy".
Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills over 75

Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills over 75 Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

At least 75 people were killed and 130 others injured when a twin suicide bomb attack hit a Christian church in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Sunday, hospital sources said.
Pakistan releases senior Taliban commander Mullah Baradar

Pakistan releases senior Taliban commander Mullah Baradar Sat, 21 Sep, 2013

Pakistan Saturday released senior Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to help push the peace process in Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign ministry said.
Israeli forces rough up EU diplomat in the West Bank

Israeli forces rough up EU diplomat in the West Bank Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

Israeli soldiers have manhandled a group of European diplomats and seized trucks carrying tents in the West Bank.
Syria 'submits chemical weapons data' to Hague watchdog

Syria 'submits chemical weapons data' to Hague watchdog Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

A chemical weapons watchdog says it has received a partial declaration from Syria of its chemical stockpile - the beginning of a process for the containment of Syria's arsenal.
Syrian war has reached stalemate, deputy PM says

Syrian war has reached stalemate, deputy PM says Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

The civil war in Syria has reached a stalemate, according to the country's deputy prime minister. 
Putin says he can't guarantee Syria will turn over chemical weapons

Putin says he can't guarantee Syria will turn over chemical weapons Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he is "confident" Syria's chemical weapons can be destroyed under a US-Russian plan, but not "100% sure". 

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