News: 27-Jun-09

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  1. 13 killed in Baghdad market bombing
    Iraq’s main motorcycle market was hit by a bombing that killed 13 people and wounded more than 40.
  2. Lebanese Sunni leader met Shia Hezbollah Chief
    Lebanese Sunni leader SaadHariri met overnight with chief of Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah Hasan Nasrallah after over three years of political boycott , on Friday.
  3. Kirkuk: Shias Demand Protection for Turkmen
    In Aftermath of Bombing, Demands for National Unity and Purge of Security Forces
  4. Militants vow more attacks in Pakistan
    Pro-Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, vowing fresh attacks on security forces.
  5. Foreign troops’ death toll rising in Afghanistan
    Medical personnel at the US-run Bagram military hospital in Afghanistan say there has been an increase in troop casualties and that they expect more in the coming days.
  6. Iran election violence “outrageous,” says Obama
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday praised the bravery of Iranians who protested against a disputed election in the face of “outrageous” violence, while a hardline Iranian cleric called for the execution of leading “rioters.”
  7. U.S. gives Somalia about 40 tons of weapons
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has provided about 40 tons of weapons and ammunition to Somalia’s embattled government in the past six weeks to help it fight Islamist insurgents, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

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