News: 18-Sep-09

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  1. More than 80 civilians martyred in Yemen raid.
    More than 80 people have been killed in an air raid on a camp for displaced people in northern Yemen, witnesses say.
  2. Japanese FM Hosts Iftar to Promote Ties with Islamic World
    Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone hosted Iftar, where some 30 envoys from Islamic nations attended, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.
  3. New attacks claim more lives across Iraq
    At least seven people, including four security officers, have been killed and nine others sustained wounds in a spate of attacks that struck war-shattered Iraq.
  4. Report: S. Arabia key backer of global terrorism
    Saudi Arabia continues to act as a main supporter of international terrorism eight years after the September 11 attacks on American soil, a US report has found.
  5. UK: Failure in Afghanistan destroys West image
    A top British commander hints that the NATO defeat against Taliban militants in Afghanistan would have a devastating impact on the US and its western allies’ global reputation.
  6. Twin suicide blasts hit Somali peacekeepers
    Two massive blasts have rocked an African Union peacekeepers’ base in Somalia, when two suicide bombers in vehicles bearing UN logos detonated explosives.
  7. Official: Suicide bomb kills 25 in NW Pakistan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a hotel in a northwest Pakistan market on Friday, killing 25 people in a possible sectarian attack, police and a government official said.
  8. Iran security forces clash with protesters: witness
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran security forces clashed with supporters of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi and arrested at least 10 of them during annual anti-Israel rallies in Tehran on Friday, a witness said.

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