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News from South Asia, Friday 7th June 2013

Pakistan: Times of India: An Indian solider has been killed by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir. “According to TV reports, Pakistani troops opened fire in Mandi sector of Poonch area. Heavy firing is still going on at the border, reports say. Last week Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in the Nowgam region of the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 7th June 2013

BALKANS Comment – The Economist: Balkan war-crimes. ‘THE International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was set up 20 years ago, is winding down amid controversy. Recent judgments have shocked supporters of the tribunal and left many in the former Yugoslavia stunned. Refik Hodzic, a Bosnian and former spokesman for the ICTY, says that […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 7th June 2013

EUROPE Video – JN1: EU to discuss having Hezbollah on terror list.

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News from North America, Friday 7th June 2013

New York Times: “The federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night. The confirmation of the classified program came just hours after […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 6th June 2013

The Guardian: Islamophobic hate crime: is it getting worse? ‘From online abuse to fire bombs thrown at mosques, there has been a spike in anti-Muslim attacks. While many incidents are not reported to the police, groups such as the Tell Mama project paint a worrying picture of rising Islamophobia and violence.’ Huffington Post: Muswell Hill […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 6th June 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: EU countries working on new laws against would-be jihadists. ‘EU counter-terrorism co-ordinator de Kerchove has said member states are creating new criminal penalties for Europeans who go to fight in holy wars. “We have to make sure that the 27 member states have … a specific offence of going abroad for jihad,” he […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 6th June 2013

BULGARIA Reuters: Bulgaria says Hezbollah’s role in bus bombing unproven. ‘Bulgaria backed down on Wednesday from charges it made a few months ago that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bus bombing on its territory, complicating a British push for the EU to blacklist the militant Shi’ite Muslim group. The country’s new Socialist-led government said it only […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 6th June 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: At least sixteen security personnel in Quetta have been injured in the wake of a suicide blast. “The casualties occurred during a security forces’ search operation which turned into a clash. Militants attacked the forces with hand grenades and opened fire on them, resulting in the injuries. Moreover, militants blew themselves up to […]

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News from North America, Thursday 6th June 2013

BBC News: “US President Barack Obama has named US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice as his national security adviser. In a second-term shuffle of his foreign policy team, the president also nominated human rights researcher Samantha Power to replace Ms Rice. Ms Rice will take over from Tom Donilon, who will step down in […]

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