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DEC 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Kenya Goes After Al Jazeera As Government Expands Powers

WASHINGTON -- Kenya's government is going after the global news network Al Jazeera for running a documentary that exposes widespread government-sponsored violence. According to Kenyan government documents obtained by The Huffington Post, Kenya's ministry of information, communication and technology filed a complaint on Dec. 10 against Al Jazeera's Nairobi bureau chief at the complaints commission of the country's Media Council. ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Think The U.S. Congress Is Bad? Watch Kenyan Lawmakers Beat Each Other Up Over A Bad New Law

Chaos erupted in the Kenyan parliament on Thursday as lawmakers approved a new law designed to target terrorists, but that critics say will greatly infringe on the civil liberties of Kenyans. According to Agence France-Presse, the new law will allow police to hold terror suspects for nearly a year and give them more authority to tap phones. Under the new ...

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DEC 11, 2014 - Huffington Post

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U.S. 'Steps Up,' Considers 9,000 Syrian Refugee Applications

Nations around the world are stepping up their responses to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the U.S. is among those expected to take on a bigger role. On Tuesday, UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, reported that 28 nations have pledged to take in more than 100,000 people who've been uprooted by civil war in Syria, according to Reuters. Anne ...

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DEC 11, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Al Jazeera Correspondent Dies While Reporting On Syrian Civil War

Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Mahran Al Deeri died Wednesday while reporting on fighting in Daraa, Syria, Al Jazeera Media Network announced in a statement Thursday. Al Deeri's family told Al Jazeera that the journalist died after crashing his car into a rebel vehicle in the city of Al Sheikh Maskin, the same part of the country where three journalists from ...

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DEC 11, 2014 - Reuters

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Al Jazeera journalist dies in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A correspondent working for Al Jazeera Arabic died while covering battles in southern Syria, the pan-Arab news network said on its website on Thursday.

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