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Bombs, attacks kill more than 50 in Iraq ahead of Eid
Bombs, attacks kill more than 50 in Iraq ahead of Eid

A spate of bombings and gun attacks that killed at least 53 people in Iraq overshadowed preparations Friday to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, amid warnings that insurgents could strike again.

Bombs, attacks kill more than 50 in Iraq ahead of Eid
Rashad Hussain. Photo courtesy of ikhwanophobia.com
US hails OIC for suspending Syria

The US commended Muslim states for suspending Syria's membership in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, saying it sent a "strong message" to President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

US hails OIC for suspending Syria
US Sikhs say bigots confuse them for Muslims
US Sikhs say bigots confuse them for Muslims

The sight of a bearded man in a turban can provoke violent anti-Muslim hatred in America -- and never mind whether the man under the turban is actually Muslim.

US Sikhs say bigots confuse them for Muslims
Syria PM defects, accuses Assad regime of genocide
Syria PM defects, accuses Assad regime of genocide

Syria's prime minister joined the rebels and accused President Bashar al-Assad of carrying out "genocide" against his own people, prompting Washington to say the regime was "crumbling".

Syria PM defects, accuses Assad regime of genocide
Violence rages in Aleppo, Damascus: NGO
Violence rages in Aleppo, Damascus: NGO

At least 13 people were killed across Syria on Saturday as fierce fighting raged in Aleppo and Damascus, the country's two biggest cities.

Violence rages in Aleppo, Damascus: NGO
111 killed in Iraq's deadliest day in two years
111 killed in Iraq's deadliest day in two years

A wave of violence swept across Iraq Monday, with 111 killed on the country's deadliest day in two and a half years, after Al-Qaeda warned it would seek to retake territory and mount new attacks.

111 killed in Iraq's deadliest day in two years
Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning
Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning

Violence in Baghdad and north of the capital killed at least 37 people on Monday, the country's bloodiest day in three weeks after Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq warned it sought to retake territory.

Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning
Yerzhan Kazykhanov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan supports UN efforts to stop violence in Syria

Astana shares the concerns over the situation in North African and Middle Eastern countries: Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan supports UN efforts to stop violence in Syria
South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar. ©REUTERS/Mike Segar
Conflict, economic woes, in tough first year for South Sudan

The world's youngest nation South Sudan has had a rough first year: border wars with the North, internal violence and shutdown of the oil production its economy depends on.

Conflict, economic woes, in tough first year for South Sudan
Criminal case initiated against Kazakh citizen from Pavlodar detained in China
Criminal case initiated against Kazakh citizen from Pavlodar detained in China

According to the Kazakhstan consular agent in China investigation in underway and the Kazakh citizen may not leave the country.

Criminal case initiated against Kazakh citizen from Pavlodar detained in China
Chinese police has been illegally detaining a Kazakh citizen for 2 months
Chinese police has been illegally detaining a Kazakh citizen for 2 months

Vladimir Shust had an accident knocking down a resident of Chinese Urumqi. He was detained by the local police, but no charged have been brought against him.

Chinese police has been illegally detaining a Kazakh citizen for 2 months
Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva. ©RIA Novosti
Kyrgyzstan must learn from ethnic clashes: president

President Roza Otunbayeva said Kyrgyzstan must learn from the ethnic clashes that left hundreds dead last year.

Kyrgyzstan must learn from ethnic clashes: president