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VIOLENCE

ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2014
22 dead in attack on Han Chinese market in Xinjiang, report says
Four Uighur men armed with knives and explosives attacked a marketplace in northwestern China's Xinjiang region on Oct. 12, leaving 22 people dead, including police officers, Radio Free Asia said Sunday. The attackers were among the dead.
WORLD
Oct 15, 2014
Conflicts the Kurds are currently involved in
Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran all have large Kurdish minorities seeking varying degrees of autonomy from central government after decades of state repression. Here is an overview of their status.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 14, 2014
Obama, foreign military chiefs to thrash out plans to halt Islamic State advance
President Barack Obama was to hash out a strategy to counter the Islamic State group on Tuesday with military leaders from some 20 countries including Turkey and Saudi Arabia amid growing pressure on the U.S.-led coalition to do more to halt the militants' advance.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 11, 2014
Kobani's fall would be symbolic setback for Obama Syria strategy
It's not a particularly strategic location, the United States and its allies never pledged to defend it, and few people outside the region had even heard of it before this month.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 11, 2014
Thousands will be massacred if jihadis take key Syrian-Turkish border town: U.N. envoy
Thousands of people most likely will be massacred if Kobani falls to Islamic State group fighters, a U.N. envoy said Friday, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian-Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks that have done nothing to intervene.
WORLD
Oct 10, 2014
Airstrikes don't stop Islamic State from taking wide area of Syrian town
Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said Thursday, as U.S.-led airstrikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 6, 2014
Crime and gangs: the path to battle for Australia's Islamist radicals
The children of refugees who fled Lebanon's civil war for peaceful Australia in the 1970s form a majority of Australian militants fighting in the Middle East, according to about a dozen counterterrorism officials, security experts and Muslim community members.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 5, 2014
Islamic State group continues to pound key Syrian border town
Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and its Kurdish defenders said they were expecting a new assault to try to capture it.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 4, 2014
Islamic State beheads second British hostage, issues video
Islamic State militants beheaded British aid worker Alan Henning in a video posted on Friday, triggering swift condemnation by the British and U.S. governments.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Oct 2, 2014
Saudi Arabia fears Yemen tumult may boost its main foe Iran
The capture of Yemen's capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shiite Muslim rival from exploiting the takeover to make trouble in the kingdom's backyard.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 27, 2014
More European nations embrace U.S.-led airstrikes on Islamic State
Fighters from the Islamic State group tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday despite U.S.-led airstrikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition that has now drawn widespread European support.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 25, 2014
Kurdish forces push back Islamic State in northern Syria
Kurdish forces in northern Syria pushed back an advance by Islamic State fighters toward a strategic town on the Turkish border Thursday and appealed for U.S.-led airstrikes to target the insurgents' tanks and heavy armaments.
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Sep 24, 2014
Obama forges disparate coalition to combat Islamic State, but will it stick?
The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help — if someone would tell it how.
WORLD
Sep 23, 2014
Britain appears close to joining U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State
Prime Minister David Cameron may announce as early as Wednesday that Britain is ready to join airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and that he plans to seek parliament's approval for such action, government sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 13, 2014
'No child ever deserves to be abused like this'
Images of Koyuki Higashi's childhood came back to her in flashes. She was almost always in the bathroom; sometimes she caught a glimpse of the stool she used to sit on while taking a shower, other times she saw her father and her, bathing together. For a long time Higashi was unable to make much sense...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 13, 2014
Kodomo no Ie: home away from home
The sound of giggling fills a room at Kodomo no Ie, a children's institution in northern Tokyo, as a group of half a dozen girls work on their homework while waiting for dinner to be served. It's the same situation that is typically played out in homes across the country, except these are no ordinary...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 13, 2014
Waking up to child abuse
With reported cases of child abuse topping 70,000 per annum for the first time in August, Masami Ito examines the nation's changing attitudes toward violence at home.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Sep 13, 2014
Three get death sentence for China train station attack
A Chinese court sentenced three people to death and one to life in prison on Friday for an attack at a train station that triggered a sweeping crackdown on what Beijing calls militant violence.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 10, 2014
U.S. Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shiites, but at the expense of Sunnis
A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives.
WORLD
Sep 10, 2014
Cost of domestic violence far outstrips war at $8 trillion a year: study
Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday.

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