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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 18, 2014
Battling insurgency, Iraq's leaders make rare show of unity
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki broadcast a joint appeal for national unity on Tuesday with bitter Sunni critics of his Shiite-led government — a move that may help him win U.S. help against rampant Islamists threatening Baghdad.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 16, 2014
Heavy fighting in northwestern Iraq as Islamists advance
Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 15, 2014
Iraq military meltdown blamed on graft, politics
The Iraqi Army that disintegrated under an onslaught by Islamist fighters last week was a hollow force, riven by corruption, poor leadership and sectarian splits — a shadow of the military Washington had hoped to leave in the war-ravaged country.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 15, 2014
ISIS leader fights to supplant al-Zawahri as world's deadliest terrorist
The leader of radical Sunni fighters who have made rapid military advances in Iraq is the rising star of global jihad, driven, Islamist fighters say, by an unbending determination to fight for and establish a hard-line Islamic state.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 15, 2014
Iraq insurgent advance slows, U.S. sends carrier to Gulf
An offensive by insurgents that threatens to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces regained some territory in counterattacks, easing pressure on the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2014
Activists seek end to sexual violence
A citizens' group campaigning to end sexual violence will present draft legislation containing comprehensive countermeasures at a Tokyo symposium on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 14, 2014
Iraq's top Shiite cleric issues call to fight jihadist rebels
Iraq's most senior Shiite Muslim cleric urged followers to take up arms against a full-blown Sunni militant insurgency to topple Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a conflict that threatens civil war and a possible break-up of the country.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 14, 2014
Obama faces limited options, doubts over airstrikes in Iraq crisis
Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the government in Baghdad stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing airstrikes would be effective.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jun 13, 2014
Deadly attacks continue against women in northern India
A woman was found hanged from a tree in India's state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday and another was allegedly raped in a police station, police said, the latest incidents in a wave of crimes against women reported in the country's most populous region over the past two weeks.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 13, 2014
Obama does not rule out airstrikes against Iraq insurgents
The United States is not ruling out airstrikes to assist the Iraqi government fight a growing radical Islamist insurgency, President Barack Obama said on Thursday, raising the possibility of the first American military intervention in Iraq since the end of the U.S.-led war.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 12, 2014
Al-Qaida splinter group advances in Iraq, takes Saddam's hometown
Sunni rebels from an al-Qaida splinter group overran the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in the country, making further gains in their rapid military advance against the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 10, 2014
Knuckle sandwich: Did fistfights drive evolution of human face?
Current theory about the shape of the human face just got a big punch in the mouth.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 7, 2014
U.S. to fund anti-militant TV in Nigeria
The United States is financing a new 24-hour satellite TV channel in northern Nigeria meant to counter insurgencies by the militant Islamist Boko Haram and other groups in the region, The New York Times reported on Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 5, 2014
Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine town
Ukrainian government forces battled separatists with artillery and automatic weapons on Wednesday in a second day of fighting in and around Slavyansk, forcing many residents to flee.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 28, 2014
Ferocious clashes in Ukraine increase risk for Putin
An army assault on pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine will not have taken Vladimir Putin by surprise, but the ferocity of the clashes may have — and could be a game-changer if they spin out of control.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 26, 2014
Police almost thwarted killer's plot, manifesto says
A 22-year-old who killed six people in a rampage through a California college town before taking his own life said in a chilling manifesto that police nearly foiled his plot when they visited him last month.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 26, 2014
Pope wraps up Middle East trip with Jerusalem visit
Pope Francis completes a tour of the Holy Land on Monday, paying homage to Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust and looking to affirm Christian rights at a disputed place of worship in Jerusalem.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 26, 2014
Set to rule a polarized Egypt, el-Sissi faces his biggest challenge
Along a busy Cairo roundabout, a poster portrays presidential front-runner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi as a teacher, engineer, doctor and judge, reassuring supporters who see him as Egypt's savior.
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2014
World largely turns a blind eye to male rape
The number of male victims of rape in some conflict situations is staggering. And when they return to their communities, men are particularly reluctant to declare that they were subjected to sexual violence.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 24, 2014
Gunman kills six in drive-by shooting in California college town
A lone gunman sprayed bullets from a car in a drive-by shooting in a southern California college town, killing at least six people before his car crashed and he was found dead inside, authorities said on Saturday.

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