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U.S. Contract Worker Killed, one injured at gas station shooting

cnn.com reported one American defense contract worker was killed and another was lightly injured in a shooting at a gas station in Saudi Arabia’s capital on Tuesday, a U.S. State Department official said. The two were at a gas station in Riyadh when a gunman opened fire on their car, the country’s official news agency reported, citing police in the city.
The Saudi Embassy in the United States identified the suspected gunman as Abdulaziz Fahad Abdulaziz Alrashid, 24, a dual Saudi-American citizen who had worked at the same U.S. defense contractor as the victims. Read Article

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One Arabian expat killed in quad bike accident at Qatari resort, another injured

According to gulf-times.com, a young Arab expatriate woman was killed yesterday when her quad bike overturned at the Sealine resort area, according to local Arabic daily Arrayah. The deceased, reportedly around 19 years old, was driving her quad bike with another girl riding pillion, the daily explained. The other girl is undergoing treatment, Arrayah added. [...]

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Bombing at Iranian Embassy in Beirut kills at least 23

NBC News reports that an Iranian diplomat was among at least 23 people killed in a suspected twin suicide bomb attack at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut Tuesday, officials said. An al Qaeda-linked terror group claimed responsibility – the latest sign that Syria’s civil war is spilling over the border into Lebanon. Burning cars, bodies [...]

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Tajik train assaulted by armed group in Russia

According to news.tj, there ought not to seek political motives in a recent attack on Tajik train in Russian territory, Mohammad Egamzod, a spokesman for the Tajik Embassy in Moscow, told Asia-Plus today morning. According to him, this incident should be solved by railway companies of the two countries. “We have familiarized ourselves with comments [...]

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Migrant boat from Africa capsizes in the Mediterranean, hundreds left in the sea

NBC News reports that a migrant boat capsized between Sicily and Tunisia on Friday and hundreds of people were in the sea, the Italian navy said, and the national news agency ANSA said corpses had been spotted. The incident came just over a week after at least 319 people drowned when a boat carrying Eritrean [...]

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One injured as mortar strikes Chinese embassy compound in Damascus

Straitstimes.com reports that China says a mortar shell that landed within its embassy compound in Syria’s capital has slightly injured a Syrian employee and caused slight damage to the property. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei also said on Tuesday that “China is shocked at the attack and strongly condemns” it. Read article

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Jerusalem: Clashes with Israeli forces injure dozens of Palestinians

Abna.co reports that Tuesday evening Palestinian medical sources in Jerusalem have reported dozens of residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and at least two have been kidnapped following clashes with the Israeli army and police in occupied East Jerusalem. The clashes took place as hundreds of Palestinians marched to protest a procession by extremist [...]

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Syria: Mortar hits Russian embassy in Damascus, three employees injured

Al Jazeera reports that a mortar shell has landed in the compound of the Russian embassy in central Damascus, injuring three people, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “On September 22 as a result of shelling by the rebels of the Damascus neighbourhood of Mazzeh, one of the shells exploded on the territory of the Russian [...]

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Iraq: Mortar attack on Iranian dissident camp kills several refugees

Al Jazeera reports that several people were killed in a mortar attack at an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq early Sunday morning, according to security and Iraqi government sources. Accounts differ about how many people died, and it was not immediately clear who fired the mortars. The Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran said [...]

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France: One Moroccan killed and another seriously injured on bus to Italy

According to Le Parisien, a Moroccan woman is dead and a dozen other people were injured, one seriously, in a collision Monday between a bus carrying Moroccan nationals to Italy and a small truck on the A8 motorway at Saint- Maximin (Var), it was learned from the police. The bus was carrying 56 Moroccans living [...]

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