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In seven states along Burma’s borders with Thailand, China and India, bullets have overshadowed the forthcoming elections, and the first since the end of military rule.
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Kurdish-led forces in Syria made some of their most dramatic gains yet against Islamic State on Tuesday after capturing a military base overnight, aided by U.S.-led air strikes.
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Abu Sayyaf terrorists beheaded a village chief they held hostage since May of this year after his family failed to pay a US$22,000 ransom.
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Women's-rights activists see opportunity in stalled legislation that would grant political autonomy to portions of Mindanao, home to the Philippines' largest Muslim population.
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Yanghee Lee, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has angered the government by criticizing restrictions and demanding rights for the country's Rohingya minority.
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The New York Times' article on the religious roots of IS shows the paper at its professional best – well written, solid and balanced sourcing, strong historical context and intelligent argument.
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The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians.
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As Filipino lives continue to be ravaged by decades of fighting Islamist separatists, the draft peace agreement, known as the Bangsamoro Basic Law, remains pending in the President’s office.
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A suicide bomber killed 25 people when he blew himself up inside a packed Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers.
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After hibernating for a time, the al Qaeda-linked terror group Abu Sayyaf struck anew, killing 23 innocent civilians.
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