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War & Terrorism

05.09.2013

The Kazakh Government decreed not to surrender the bodies of terrorists killed in terrorist acts to their families, Kazakhstan Today news agency reported.

According to the document, the terrorists' bodies should be buried by organizations providing ritual (funeral) services at special cemeteries for the homeless. The place of their graves should remain unmarked.

04.09.2013

As the result of a fire 20 Turkish trucks completely burned in Iraqi Kurdish autonomy, Sabah newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The fire broke out due to a major accident involving a fuel tanker. The fire injured four Turkish citizens, their condition is estimated as extremely serious.

The injured were taken to the nearest hospital. The case is under investigation.

04.09.2013

Syria has its own defense systems to protect itself from enemies, Iranian Defense minister Hossein Deghan said, ISNA reported.

Deghan went on to note that Syria does not need Iran's help to provide it with special equipment.

He also said that the presence of the U.S. in the region would affect the crisis in Syria, and it will eventually go beyond country's borders.

02.09.2013

In one of his strongest remarks against the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned Saturday evening the attacks that killed scores of people over the last two days, dpa reported.

At least 31 people have been killed since Friday in four separate security incidents across the country.

Karzai called the attacks "acts of terror" and "mass killings."

"Taliban leaders and their commanders will be held accountable before the Afghan Muslim nation," Karzai said in a statement by his palace.

02.09.2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that his country is capable of confronting any external attack, a day after his US counterpart Barack Obama called for military action against him Al Jazeera reported.

"Syria ... is capable of confronting any external aggression," state television quoted Assad as saying on Sunday at a meeting with Iranian officials.

02.09.2013

The diplomats of the Turkish consulate in the Iraqi city of Mosul have been attacked, Sabah newspaper reported today.

According to the newspaper, a convoy of diplomats moving to the city of Arbil was attacked by terrorists. No one was injured although the cars of the convoy were damaged.

The attackers have not yet been identified. A criminal case was filed.

15.08.2013

The Syrian government has agreed to allow a United Nations mission into the country to investigation allegations of chemicals weapons use in Syria's ongoing civil war, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday, dpa reported.

Ban was "pleased" to announce that Syria had "formally accepted the modalities essential for cooperation to ensure the proper, safe and efficient conduct of the mission," a spokesperson said at UN headquarters in New York.

The departure of the UN team, which last week was waiting in The Hague, is "now imminent," the spokesperson said.

12.08.2013

The ministry of education of Afghanistan expressed concerns regarding the casualties of education employees and administrators in Afghanistan and said around 100 of them have been killed since the beginning of the year, khaama press reported

This comes as three local education administrators were killed in northern Parwan province, southern Uruzgan and western Herat province of Afghanistan by unknown gunmen.

12.08.2013

The real death toll in the Syrian war could be more than 200,000 people, a pro-opposition watchdog group said Saturday, as it provided a latest count that matched that of the UN, dpa reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the deaths of more than 106,000 people, but warned that the real toll could be twice as high.

The United Nations said in July that more than 100,000 have been killed in Syria since March 2011.

12.08.2013

The president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has threatened to intervene to defend the Kurdish population caught up in Syria's unrest, BBC reported.

Massoud Barzani said if Kurds were "under threat of death and terrorism" then Iraqi Kurdistan would be "prepared to defend them".

Recent fighting between Kurds and Islamist anti-government forces has left dozens dead in northern Syria.

Kurds make up about 10% of the Syrian population.

They are largely concentrated in the north-east, towards the Turkish border.