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Syria government retakes strategic town on Turkey border: State TV

AFP – Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kasab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported. “Units from the army are reestablishing security in the province of Latakia after killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons,” the television said, referring …

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One dead as pro-, anti-Damascus gunmen clash in Beirut

AFP – A firefight between pro- and anti-Damascus factions in Beirut killed one gunman and wounded 13 Sunday, a security official said, in the latest spillover of the conflict in neighbouring Syria. The gun battle raged from 3am to 8.30am (0100 to 0630 GMT) in a poor Sunni Muslim district in the south of the …

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Israel bombs Hezbollah target on Syria-Lebanon border

AFP – Bent on halting any transfer of weapons to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Israel has bombarded a position of the powerful Shi’a group on the Lebanon-Syria border, sources say. On Monday night, “two Israeli raids hit a Hezbollah target on the border of Lebanon and Syria,” a Lebanese security source told AFP. Lebanon’s National News Agency …

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Bus bombing kills 22 pilgrims in southwest Pakistan

AFP – At least 22 Shi’a pilgrims returning from Iran were killed and 20 others wounded when a bomb hit a bus in the southwest Pakistan province of Baluchistan Tuesday, officials said. The attack took place at Dringhar village on the Pakistan-Iran highway some 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of Quetta, Baluchistan’s capital. “At least …

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In Pictures: Iranian Shia celebrate Ashura

AFP- Iranian Shia celebrated Ashura day on Wednesday which commemorates the killing of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussein. Ashura, which climaxes on November 14, mourns the death of Imam Hussein who was killed by armies of the caliph Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. Photos by AFP

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