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Jul 04, 2014

Iraq's Sunni insurgency waged by convenient bedfellows

The protests that sprouted last year in the Sunni Arab village of Karmah were a peaceful sort, tribal leader Laurence Hardan recalled, with residents “wearing dishdashas and carrying the Koran” in opposition to the Shiite Muslim-led Iraqi government...

Jul 25, 2014

Iraq parliament elects Kurd president

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. The 76-year-old Fouad Massoum, one of the founders of t... #Jalal Talabani #Iraq #Syria #Saddam Hussein #Baghdad #Al-Qaeda #Mosul #Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

Jul 26, 2014

Monson-based craft beer Tree House Brewing celebrates groundbreaking for new brewery

Expansion will allow Tree House to go from making 150 gallons of beer at a time to 900. MONSON – Everyone who has ever made beer in their kitchen with a 5-gallon home brew kit dreams about expanding someday. For Tree House Brewing Co. , someday is ri... #Massachusetts #Indiana #Farm Bureau

Jul 09, 2014

Saudi prisoners convert, memorise Koran for release

More than 1000 prisoners in Saudi jails have been released so far this Ramadan, including 30 foreigners who converted to Isla... #Massachusetts #Indiana #Farm Bureau

Jul 12, 2014

Steven Spielberg mercilessly trolled by Facebook users who think he killed a dinosaur

Steven Spielberg has been trolled by numerous Facebook users after a photo was shared of the director with a mechanical Triceratops on the set of 1993 film Jurassic Park. The image was posted on the Facebook page of Jay Branscomb as a joke, alongside... #Steven Spielberg #Facebook

Jul 09, 2014

Instagram shuts down 'Iran' account – report

Photo-sharing social media account had posted images offensive to religions, including of a Koran being set aligh... #Steven Spielberg #Facebook

Jul 03, 2014

Irish family distraught as son joins Syria's rebels

The family of an Irish man who is believed to be in Syria fighting for rebels battling the regime of President Assad are distraught by what he has done. Eamon Bradley – who was born and brought up in the Creggan area of Derry – is understood to have ... #Syria #Middle East #Turkey #Facebook

Jun 29, 2014

Regulation for Ramadan sermons

Egypt will restrict sermons during the holy month of Ramadan to topics of faith and morality, the state's top official in charge of religious affairs said today, in the latest measure by the government to control mosques and limit access of opponents... #Egypt #Muslim Brotherhood #Mohamed Morsi