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Israeli gunfire wounds 10 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli gunfire wounds 10 Palestinians in West Bank

Ten Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in the West Bank on Saturday during a raid by troops hunting the murderers of a Jewish settler couple, Palestinian police and medical sources said. Palestinians protesting against the raid in the territory's main northern city of Nablus hurled...

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Nine dead at Afghan hospital after U.S. air strike

Nine dead at Afghan hospital after U.S. air strike

The U.S. military on Saturday acknowledged it may have bombed a hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz in an air strike that killed at least nine people and wounded 37. The incident could renew concerns about the use of U.S. air...

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Six months of Yemen violence killed 505 children: UN

Six months of Yemen violence killed 505 children: UN

Six months of violence in Yemen has left at least 505 children dead, 702 injured and more than 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, said on Friday. "Across the country, nearly 10 million children -- 80 per cent of the country’s under-18 population...

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Saudi Arabia signals easing of tension with Islamist cleric

Saudi Arabia signals easing of tension with Islamist cleric

The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood attended a ceremony organized by Saudi Arabia in Qatar on Friday, signaling an easing of Riyadh's hostility toward the Islamist movement. Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, a Qatar-based cleric whose fiery sermons have strained ties with...

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Taliban says shot down crashed US C-130 plane in Afghanistan

Taliban says shot down crashed US C-130 plane in Afghanistan

 The Taliban claimed Friday to have shot down a U.S. military transport plane in eastern Afghanistan in a crash that killed 11 people, as the battle for Kunduz raged after the emboldened militants briefly seized the city. The Taliban's stunning success in Kunduz, their biggest tactical...

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Islamic State militants attack forces guarding Libya oil port: official

Islamic State militants attack forces guarding Libya oil port: official

Islamic State militants attacked forces guarding one of Libya's main oil ports on Thursday with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of their campaign in the North African state, a local security official said. Islamic State has gained ground in Libya where...

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Israel's Netanyahu launches all-out assault on Iran deal at U.N.

Israel's Netanyahu launches all-out assault on Iran deal at U.N.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United Nations address on Thursday to launch an all-out assault on the historic nuclear deal with Iran, warning that his country would never let the Islamic Republic join the atomic weapons club. Speaking at the yearly...

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Khamenei calls for stronger Iranian military to deter enemies

Khamenei calls for stronger Iranian military to deter enemies

Iran's armed forces should increase their preparedness to deter and defend against an attack by foreign enemies, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday. "The armed forces must urgently increase their readiness, so that the enemy dare not think of attacking," Khamenei was...

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Israel charges 7 Arab citizens in suspected ISIS plot

Israel charges 7 Arab citizens in suspected ISIS plot

Israel says it has indicted seven Arab citizens on suspicion of setting up an ISIS cell in the country and planning to attack police and army bases. Spokeswoman Luba Samri said on Thursday that the seven - all men in their 20s and 30s - are affiliated with ISIS group's ideology. She said they...

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Kurds take ground from Islamic State in north Iraq

Kurds take ground from Islamic State in north Iraq

Kurdish forces said they drove Islamic State militants out of villages near the oil city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Wednesday, in an offensive backed by airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition. The assault consolidated their control over Kirkuk and brought the peshmerga, the...

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Israel undermines U.S. peace effort, Palestinian Abbas tells U.N.

Israel undermines U.S. peace effort, Palestinian Abbas tells U.N.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday accused Israel of sabotaging U.S. efforts to broker peace and said that Israeli security operations at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem could lead to a religious war. In an address to the United Nations General Assembly before a...

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Merkel warns of risks of 'safe zone' in northern Syria

Merkel warns of risks of 'safe zone' in northern Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday that creating a "safe zone" for refugees in northern Syria could put them at risk of being massacred, starkly distancing her country from a Turkish proposal. France said on Monday it would discuss with its partners in the coming...

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Powers struggle to agree on Syria; Russia urged to strike Islamic State

Powers struggle to agree on Syria; Russia urged to strike Islamic State

France challenged Russia to back its words with deeds over fighting Islamic State militants in Syria as major powers on Tuesday struggled to resolve differences between Moscow and the West over ending the civil war in the Middle Eastern country. After Russian President Vladimir...

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Obama, Putin discuss Syria; essential difference over Assad remains

Obama, Putin discuss Syria; essential difference over Assad remains

Russia and the United States agreed on Monday to look for a diplomatic end to the Syrian civil war but clashed over the central question of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should retain power. During a 90-minute meeting, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President...

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Four Britons fighting in Syria placed on UN sanctions list

Four Britons fighting in Syria placed on UN sanctions list

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on four British citizens who are fighting with Islamic State militants in Syria, following a request from the British government. The UN's updated sanctions list named the two men and two women as Omar Hussain, Nasser Muthana, Aqsa...

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At U.N., Obama and Putin clash over working with Syria's Assad

At U.N., Obama and Putin clash over working with Syria's Assad

The United States said on Monday it was willing to cooperate with Russia, as well as Iran, to try to end the Syrian civil war, but the two big powers clashed over whether to work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Speaking at the annual United Nations General Assembly, U.S....

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World leaders attend 70th session of UN General Assembly

World leaders attend 70th session of UN General Assembly

World leaders are in New York for the first day of the UN General Assembly. It is the 70th session of the annual gathering of global powers. The refugee crisis in Europe, conflict in the Middle East and the Iran nuclear deal will all be discussed.

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Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen wedding party, killing 28

Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen wedding party, killing 28

Yemeni security officials say two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the country's Shiite rebels have struck a wedding party, killing 28 people and wounding dozens. The officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered Yemen, say Monday's strikes hit the...

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