‘Diabolical’ Arab countries behind Iraq strife: Nuri al-Maliki


BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki blamed “diabolical” and “treacherous” Arab countries for a protracted surge in nationwide violence in a speech on Sunday, but stopped short of naming individual countries. The premier said suicide bombers were coming to Iraq from as far as Morocco, Libya and Yemen, but did not single out countries…

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In Japan, 250 bottlenose dolphins await slaughter or captivity

LONDON: More than 250 bottlenose dolphins have been rounded up by Japanese fisherman to be slaughtered for meat or sold into captivity, animal conservationists are warning. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) said dolphins were corralled into the Taiji cove and held overnight as the town’s controversial annual hunt was […]