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Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

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TARGET. Colombian firefighters stand outside a shopping center following an explosion inside the building which -according to authorities- left one dead and eleven injured, in Bogota, Colombia, on June 17, 2017. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Just as the FARC enters the final stretch in its long march to peace, reminders of the old conflict erupt, raising concerns for the contested peace drive

BOGOTA, Colombia (Jun. 21, 2017) — A deadly mall bombing and the kidnapping of foreign journalists have laid bare the dangers facing Colombia even as its biggest rebel group Tuesday, June 20, launched the final phase of its disarmament. Continue reading Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by ISIS

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ISIS BLAST. Iraqis look at the damage following a car bomb attack in Sadr City, a Shiite area north of the capital Baghdad, on May 11, 2016. Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

The attacks come as the Iraqi government is locked in a political crisis

BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 12, 2016) — Three car bombs in Baghdad, including a huge blast at a market in a Shiite area, killed at least 94 people on Wednesday, May 11, the bloodiest day in the Iraqi capital this year. Continue reading 94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by ISIS

Rare ISIS bombings in southern Iraq kill 33

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ISIS ATTACK. Iraqis look at the damage following twin suicide bombings in Samawa, May 1, 2016. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

In a statement on social media, the Islamic State says two attackers detonated their car bombs against security forces

NAJAF, Iraq (May 1, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group carried out rare attacks in Iraq’s deep Shiite south Sunday, May 1, killing at least 33 people with twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawa. Continue reading Rare ISIS bombings in southern Iraq kill 33

2 suicide bombers kill 22 in Nigeria

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The attack bears all the hallmarks of Boko Haram, who have regularly hit ‘soft’ civilian targets such as mosques, markets and bus stations, including with female suicide bombers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Mar. 16, 2016) — At least 22 people were killed on Wednesday, March 16, when two women disguised as men blew themselves up during morning prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, rescue officials said.

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ISIS truck bomb kills 47 south of Baghdad

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ISLAMIC STATE ATTACK. Iraqi emergency responders inspect debris at the site of a truck bomb that exploded at a crowded checkpoint, in the Iraqi city of Hilla, south of Baghdad on March 6, 2016. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP
The Islamic State claims responsibility for the deadly attack on a crowded checkpoint

HILLA, Iraq (Mar. 7, 2016) — A suicide truck bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 47 people at a crowded checkpoint south of Baghdad Sunday, March 6, the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year.

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At least 30 dead in bombings south of Damascus

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The Syrian state broadcaster says a car bombing and two suicide attacks ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, killing 30 and wounding dozens

DAMASCUS, Syria (Feb. 22, 2016) — At least 30 people were killed Sunday, February 21, in a series of attacks, including a car bombing, near a Shiite shrine south of Syria’s capital, state television and a monitor said.

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5 killed, 39 wounded in PKK bomb attack in southeast Turkey

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A new upsurge of violence between the security forces and the PKK erupted in July in the wake of attacks blamed on Islamic extremists

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Jan. 14, 2016) — Five people were killed and 39 wounded Thursday, January 14, in a car bomb attack by Kurdish militants on a police station and adjacent housing for officers in southeastern Turkey, the provincial governorate said.

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New 300-MW power plant in Mindanao ‘not enough’

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INAUGURATION. The first of the two 150-MW AboitizPower Davao baseload power plants started commercial operations in September 2015. The second unit is undergoing reliability tests and will be in full commercial operations by February 2016. Photo courtesy of AboitizPower
A sister company of AboitizPower’s Therma South Incorporated says Mindanao needs at least 300 megawatts of new power capacity annually for the next 5 years to address the power deficit

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2016) — The newly-inaugurated 300-megawatt (MW) coal power plant in Davao City will only be sufficient for 2016, Davao Lights and Power Company CEO Art Millan said on Friday, January 8.

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Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

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POWER SITUATION. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the ceremonial switch-on of the Davao baseload power plant, Friday, January 8, 2016. A meeting would be convened next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right-of-way violations and bombing of transmission towers. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau
Issues on right-of-way violations, transmission towers bombing hound the region. The energy department is creating a task force to address the situation.

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2016) — President Benigno Aquino III will convene a meeting with energy officials next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right of way (ROW) violations and bombing of transmission towers, he said on Friday, January 8.

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