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17 December 2014

Militants from the Islamic State group have abducted two reporters working for the Iraq-based Kurdish TV channel Rudaw in northeastern Syria, the network announced Wednesday. ...

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16 December 2014

Iran's media reacted Tuesday to the deadly hostage siege in Sydney by pointing the finger of blame at the West and linking the Iranian-born gunman to Islamic State group militants. ...

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16 December 2014

Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, after a year when violence against the media took centre stage and 66 reporters were killed. ...

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13 December 2014

A Somali journalist accused of murdering colleagues and working for the Al-Qaeda linked Shebab and arrested in Kenya has been extradited to Mogadishu to stand trial, Somalia's information minister said Saturday. ...

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11 December 2014

An Al-Jazeera Arabic correspondent in Syria has been killed covering fighting in his hometown in the south of the war-torn country, the Qatar-based news channel announced on Thursday. ...

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06 December 2014

A journalists' group called on the United States Saturday to explore alternatives to military action in dealing with hostage-takings, after an American and a South African were killed in a failed rescue attempt in Yemen. ...

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06 December 2014

American journalist Luke Somers, who was killed in Yemen during a failed raid to free him from his Al-Qaeda kidnappers, said his work was driven by an urge to document the lives of regular people. ...

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06 December 2014

The toll from a twin bomb attack in the central Somali town of Baidoa has risen to 15, police said on Saturday, as the president decried what he called a desperate strike. ...

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03 December 2014

The World Food Programme (WFP) launched a social media campaign Wednesday to raise the $64 million needed to help feed nearly 1.7 million refugees after donors failed to honour cash pledges. "Even one dollar can make a difference. ...

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28 November 2014

Five presidential staff are being transferred after photos appeared of French President Francois Hollande with actress Julie Gayet inside the Elysee Palace, officials confirmed Friday. ...

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