Middle East News – July 10th

A grainy photo of the recent execution carried about by Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan

– The United States has admitted to being involved in ‘direct strikes,’ which probably means drone strikes, against suspected terrorists in both Yemen and Somalia in the last year – Al-Jazeera

– A group of fifty four African migrants attempting to sail from Libya to Italy were found dead aboard their makeshift ship today.  They died from a lack of water and basic necessities on the hundreds of mile long journey over open ocean – BBC

– Moroccan activists have begun to protest that the government repeal a law that forbids individuals to have sex before marriage – Al-Bawaba

– Thousands of protestors gathered in Cairo’s central square to protest a top court’s ruling that president Mohamed Morsi could not reform the Islamist-led parliament that was dissolved last month by the military – Al-Jazeera

– Violence continues to spiral in Yemen as terrorists unleashed a bomb attack on a police academy training facility as class was let out.  Over a dozen cadets were killed in this latest attack – Al-Jazeera

– The Taliban in Afghanistan is growing in strength and confidence, as evidenced by the recent execution of a woman to throngs of cheering spectators – CNN

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