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Russian journalist gunned down in violent republic of Dagestan

Russian journalist gunned down in violent republic of Dagestan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Masked killer fired 14 rounds at Khadzhimurad Kamalov as he left his newspaper's office in Makhachkala...
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Pakistan court indicts seven in Bhutto murder case

Pakistan court indicts seven in Bhutto murder case | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani court Saturday indicted five Islamist militants and two police officers in the high-profile assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, prosecutors said.Bhutto,...
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Lebanon Hariri tribunal to try Hezbollah suspects in absentia

Lebanon Hariri tribunal to try Hezbollah suspects in absentia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Lebanese militant group denies four of its men were involved in the 2005 bombing that killed ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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Hiring Narcos to Murder the Saudi Ambassador? If It’s True, Tehran Is Pretty Dumb - Global Spin

Hiring Narcos to Murder the Saudi Ambassador? If It’s True, Tehran Is Pretty Dumb   - Global Spin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
If Iranian government operatives really did try to contract a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., as the Obama Administration alleges today, then they weren’t just being diabolical.
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Assassination of Syrian Kurdish leader a ‘dangerous escalation’

Assassination of Syrian Kurdish leader a ‘dangerous escalation’ | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
An eyewitness to the killing tells Amnesty International of Mesha'al al-Tammo's death on Friday.
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Anti-Assad activists storm Syrian embassies in Europe

Anti-Assad activists storm Syrian embassies in Europe | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Assassination of Kurdish leader Meshaal al-Tammo by Syrian forces prompts protests in Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna and Geneva.
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Fate of 'flower of Syria' offers cautionary tale

Fate of 'flower of Syria' offers cautionary tale | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Fatat Malouk said she has no doubt: The burned, mutilated and seemingly unrecognizable body parts that she viewed in a Syrian military hospital in September were the remains of her child — the victim, she said, of government thugs who snatched the...
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Turkish Chechen mystery deepens

Turkish Chechen mystery deepens | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Russian investigators confirm two Chechens shot dead in Turkey were being linked to the bombing of a Moscow airport in January.
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Assassination so far fails to unite Syria's conflicted Kurds

A Syrian saying tells us that when two Kurds meet, they form a political party. Yet in the face of the regime's crackdown, the Kurdish parties cannot get beyond their narrow loyalties.
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Iranamok Redux

Iranamok Redux | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The plot to kill the Saudi Ambassador in Washington is something new and weird. Iran's economy and alliances are failing simultaneously. U.N. sanctions haven't brought the regime to its knees.
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Thousands of Kurds could awaken against Syrian regime - Telegraph

Thousands of Kurds could awaken against Syrian regime  - Telegraph | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Syria's insurgency took a dangerous turn over the weekend after the assassination of a prominent Kurdish opposition leader heightened tension and threatened to turn a once quiescent minority against President Bashar al-Assad.
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