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Blaze kills pilgrims in Saudi Arabia's Medina

Egyptians said to be among the dead after fire blamed on maintenance work engulfs hotel in Islam's second holiest city.<p>A fire at a hotel in Islam's holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia has left 15 pilgrims dead and injured 130 others, according to the state-run news agency SPA.<p>Officials quoted by …

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Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

As countries modernize around the world, they're increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.<p>There are about 14 million new cancer cases globally each year, the World Health Organization reported Monday. And the trend is only getting worse.<p>The global burden of cancer will grow …

Syrian military drop devastating 'barrel bombs' on city

Footage released online puports to show Syrian military helicopters dropping improvised "barrel bombs" on Darayya in south Damascus during the Geneva II peace summit<p>Footage has emerged showing the Syrian regime using explosive "barrel bombs" on civilian neighbourhoods, killing hundreds, while its …

Tunisia PM Ali Larayedh hands over to Mehdi Jomaa

<b>Tunisia's Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh has resigned, fulfilling a pledge taken last year to help end the country's political deadlock.</b><p>The political crisis was brought about by the assassination of secular politician Mohamed Brahimi in July.<p>He will be replaced by Industry Minister Mehdi …

Police Link Aaron Hernandez to Earlier Double Murder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez — who is already in jail awaiting trial for murder — has …

A new 'Green Line' for Lebanon?

The country is beset by deep political rifts between factions supporting Saudi Arabia and Iran.<p><b>Beirut, Lebanon</b> - In just one week last month, two explosions in Lebanon's capital killed 12 people and wounded more than 100 more. One car bomb targeting Lebanon's Western-backed political bloc went off …

Obama Discusses Potential NSA Reforms With Congressmen

President Obama huddled with 16 Congressmen at the White House on Thursday to discuss potential National Security Agency reforms, moving one step …

How can militants take over Iraqi cities?

<b>Jihadist militants have taken control of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, the most dramatic success yet in a rapidly expanding insurgency that appears to have caught the authorities off guard.</b><p>What's going on?<p>Deadly clashes erupted in Mosul on 6 June, when militants from the Islamic State in Iraq …

Egypt regime accused of crimes against humanity over coup crackdown

Lawyers to file complaint at the International Criminal Court, accusing the Cairo regime of a 'systematic campaign of repression' against protesters<p>Egypt regime killed at least 1,120 civilians and committed “crimes against humanity” while crushing protests against last year’s coup, according to …

Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urged the residents of Fallouja to expel Al Qaeda-aligned militants who seized the city last week or deal with an imminent attack by government forces to regain the Sunni Muslim stronghold, news agencies in Baghdad reported Monday.<p>Although the statement issued by …

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Al-Qaeda Group Executes Media and Relief Workers in Aleppo: Report

Al Jazeera is quoting ground reports from northern Syria that suggest the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed media …

Book News: Scores Of Books Burned In Lebanese Library Torching

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>A library belonging to a Greek Orthodox priest was torched in Tripoli, Lebanon, last week, according to Agence France-Press. Around two-thirds of the 80,000 books reportedly were destroyed. An unnamed "security source" …

The U.N. Has Stopped Counting the Deaths In Syria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The United Nations acknowledged on Tuesday that it has stopped updating its death toll estimates for …