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BBC News | July 27, 2011

Syrian security forces have killed at least eight people in a raid on the town of Kanaker near the capital, Damascus, rights groups say.

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Der Speigel | Der Spiegel Staff |  June 22, 2011

In the Syrian city of Ariha, the cherry trees are covered with deep red fruit. It is harvest time and the cherries are sweet, but no one comes to pick them. Two weeks ago, after the regime’s elite troops had transformed peaceful demonstrations in the nearby provincial capital Idlib into bloodbaths, two young men tried to save the cherry harvest. They loaded their small truck full of cherries and took off for the port  city of Latakia in western Syria. They didn’t make it very far. A military patrol stopped the two men in front of a sugar refinery and shot them dead.

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs | 31 May, 2011

This week, Israeli forces injured 13 Palestinians in weekly protests and during search‐and‐arrest operations throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Also this week, 15 members of Israeli forces were injured by stones thrown by Palestinians. Thus far in 2011, 699 Palestinians and 47 Israeli soldiers and policemen were injured in conflict‐related incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, a six per cent increase and 44 per cent decline, respectively, compared to the equivalent period of 2010. (more…)

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MAHUMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan (AP) — The calls were threatening and they just wouldn’t stop. The extortion demand was several hundred thousands of dollars.

“Or else,” said the caller.

Fearful, the civil engineer started to pay. But it was never enough. (more…)

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Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast 

Reuters
By Jonathon Burch
19/01/2011

Twenty Afghan civilians, including 13 children, were killed by a roadside bomb in southeastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a senior official said, in the country’s deadliest insurgent attack in nearly six months. (more…)

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ADEN
NOVEMBER 11

Seven people were injured, five soldiers and two civilians, in today’s clashes in the south of Yemen, where a revolt for independence is being staged.

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By JANE ARRAF AND SAHAR ISSA
November 1, 2010
The Christian Science Monitor/McClatchy Newspapers

Iraq’s Christian community was in shock Monday after Islamist militants in suicide vests besieged a church during Sunday Mass and then fought Iraqi commandos in a melee that left at least 58 people dead.

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