News: 12-Apr-14

  1. ‘Pakistan Shia killers going unpunished’
    Press TV has conducted an interview with Azhar Abidi, an Islamabad-based Shia scholar, to discuss the systematic persecution of Pakistan’s Shia community.
  2. Taliban infighting kills 12 in northern Pakistan
    At least 12 insurgents were killed on Friday in the latest round of infighting between Taliban factions in Pakistan’s restive Waziristan region, security officials said.
  3. UN must condemn deadly twin bombings in Homs: Syria
    Syria has called on the United Nations to condemn the recent terrorist bomb attacks which killed over 20 people, including women and children, in the country’s western city of Homs.
  4. Syria death toll rises from rebel infighting
    Death toll from fierce infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria has risen to at least 68 fighters, an opposition group said, while government shelling left at least four teenagers dead in a town in the country’s west.
  5. Iraqi deputy PM escapes assassination attempt
    Sunni official Saleh al-Mutlak comes under attack as gunmen dressed as soldiers open fire on his convoy.
  6. Indonesia’s Struggle Against Terrorism
    Iis Gindarsah, Researcher, Department of Politics and International Relations, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, and Visiting Researcher at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological Univeristy
  7. Brits fighting in Syria ‘bigger threat to UK security than al-Qaeda’
    BRITISH jihadists returning from fighting in Syria are as much of a threat to UK security as al-Qaeda terrorists, it has been reported.
  8. Without schooling, children of Syria adrift
    AMMAN, Jordan – As the Syrian civil war drags into its fourth year, more than half of Syrian school-age kids are falling behind because schooling has become a casualty of the conflict.
  9. White House: No visa for Iran’s UN ambassador pick
    The White House announced Friday that the U.S. will not issue a visa to Iran’s choice for U.N. ambassador, over concerns about his involvement in the 1979 U.S. Embassy hostage crisis in Tehran.

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