December 10th, 2013
11:48 AM ET

Bangladesh is about to hang an Islamist leader

Shortly after midnight in Bangladesh (1 p.m. ET), authorities plan to hang a top Islamist figure.

Abdul Quader Mollah was sentenced in September for alleged "crimes against humanity" dating back to 1971, during the country's war for independence.

The ruling against him set off rioting in the streets and sparked a strike across the country.

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December 28th, 2012
08:37 AM ET

U.S. officials: Syria using more accurate, Iranian-made missiles

The Syrian regime this week fired at least two Iranian-made, short-range ballistic missiles in what appears to be an effort to more precisely target Syrian rebels, two U.S. military officials tell CNN.

The Fateh A-110 missiles are more accurate than the older Scud variants that Syrian government forces have used in recent weeks.

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