Tag Archives: Geography of Asia

27Feb/15

“Tragedy” of Islamic State museum destruction is security threat, UNESCO says

UNESCO’s Director-General says that the destruction by Islamist militants of a priceless collection of statues and sculptures in northern Iraq is a “tragedy” with security repercussions in the region.

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24Feb/15

FIFA task force recommends shorter world cup in Qatari Winter

DOHA, QATAR (FEBRUARY 24, 2015) (REUTERS) – A FIFA task force examining dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended the Gulf state hosts a shorter tournament, staged in November and December 2022.
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24Feb/15

Turkey criticises Britain over missing schoolgirls

Turkey criticises Britain for taking too long to inform it about three London schoolgirls who travelled to Turkey last week possibly en route to join Islamist militants in Syria.
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23Feb/15

Missing British schoolgirls not radicalised at school says principle

Principle of the school attended by three missing British schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria says they were not radicalised at the academy.
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22Feb/15

Schoolfriend of missing British ‘Syria’ girls issues ‘come home’ appeal

Britain’s former foreign secretary William Hague said that lessons must be learnt from the case of missing school girls believed to be making their way from England to Syria, but he wouldn’t be drawn on whether Britain’s security services bore any responsibility.

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22Feb/15

Global Islamic Counter-Terrorism Conference opens

The 4 days Global Islamic Counter-Terrorism Conference opens with a message from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman: protect the image of Muslims across the world from the harm caused by terrorism.

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14Feb/15

Clear bias against Qatar says Gulf state’s 2022 World Cup Committee chief

There has been a “clear bias” against Qatar in the wake of Michael Garcia’s FIFA report into the bidding process for the next two World Cups, says 2022 Committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi

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