Briefly World: Assad makes rare public appearance

Assad makes rare public appearance

BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, apparently seeking to counter the impression of a leader in hiding, made a rare public appearance when he met workers at the Umayyad Electrical Station in Damascus. NYT

Russia: Bomb in Dagestan kills 2

MAKHACHKALA: Russian police said a bomb exploded on Wednesday in a busy shopping area in the capital of the restive republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala, killing at least two people. AP

One dead in fresh Myanmar violence

Oakkan: One person was killed and nine injured after mobs attacked mosques and burned homes in central Myanmar, authorities said Wednesday, in the latest religious unrest to erupt in the nation. Riots sparked Tuesday night in the small town of Oakkan. ap

8 killed in car bomb attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Two separate car bomb attacks in central Iraq killed at least eight people and wounded 27 on Wednesday, officials said. The first attack took place in Baghdad's Huaasinya suburb and second near the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, 65 km west of Baghdad. AP

3 British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

LONDON: Three British soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, Britain's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, in the deadliest single attack on the British military there in more than a year. Nine Afghans were also killed in Tuesday's explosion in Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand province. reuters

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