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Israeli army uses dogs against Palestinian workers

RAMADIN, Palestinian Territories — Palestinians desperate for work in Israel will go to extremes to sneak past the West Bank barrier, but now they face a new hurdle — army attack dogs sent to sniff them out. Workers say the use of dogs to hunt down anyone trying to enter…

Israel searches for Syrian infiltrators after troops fire on thousands near border

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (AFP) – Hundreds of police fanned out across the Golan Heights on Monday in search of refugees who crossed over from Syria in some of the bloodiest violence in years along Israel’s borders. Twelve people were killed and around 300 others were injured on Sunday when…

Bloodshed on Israel borders on Nakba Day

JERUSALEM — Deadly gunfire broke out on Sunday as Palestinian refugees across the region marched on Israel’s borders in a mass show of mourning over the 1948 creation of the Jewish state. Israeli gunfire killed at least two people on the border with Lebanon as thousands of mainly Palestinian refugees…

Obama to meet privately with secret Navy SEAL team that killed Osama

by Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will on Friday meet members of the elite commando team that shot dead America’s top terror target Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, while Islamists are holding protests against the killing. Obama’s meeting was to take place at the Fort Campbell army…

Bin Laden’s widow says they lived in Pakistani house for 5 years

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – One of Osama bin Laden’s wives told Pakistani interrogators that the al Qaeda leader and his family had been living for five years in the compound where he was killed by U.S. forces this week, a security official said on Friday. The official, who identified the woman…

Libyan rebels claim victory in Misrata

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan troops captured by rebels in Misrata said on Saturday the army had been ordered to retreat from the western port, and a rebel spokesman said soldiers had booby trapped bodies and buildings as they fled. The last large city held by rebels in western Libya,…

Gunman kills two inside Afghan defence ministry

KABUL (AFP) – An Afghan army infiltrator opened fire inside the defence ministry in Kabul on Monday, killing two soldiers and wounding seven in an audacious strike on the heart of government claimed by the Taliban. The attack, which the militants said was aimed at France’s visiting defence minister, was…

Yemeni officer ‘hurt’ in suspected Al-Qaeda attack

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Saturday opened fire on a Yemeni army officer, seriously wounding him in a drive-by shooting attack, military and medical sources said. “Two Al-Qaeda gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on the car of Lieutenant Colonel Saeed al-Maliki, wounding him,” a military spokesman for the army’s 111 battalion in…

Chinese man swindled migrants in ‘US army’ scam

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A Chinese man was arraigned on charges relating to his “recruitment” of Chinese men living in the United States into a fictitious US army unit. Yupeng Deng, 51, duped more than 100 Chinese immigrants into paying him to join a fake unit he called the “US…

U.N. torture investigator slams U.S. for denying him access to Bradley Manning

A United Nations special rapporteur on torture claims U.S. authorities refused to give him access to Army Private Bradley Manning, 23, the lone soldier accused of leaking secret files to WikiLeaks. Juan Mendez, the U.N. representative on torture, said he had visited numerous other nations where he’d been allowed unmonitored…

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