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Football: Two PSG fans stabbed in Barcelona

Football: Two PSG fans stabbed in Barcelona

Two French fans of Paris Saint-Germain have been stabbed after the UEFA Champions League match against  Barcelona at Catalan team's home stadium, Nou Camp in Spain on Wednesday night. The stabbed fans, who had been attacked by two suspects wearing...

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French Senate calls for recognition of Palestinian state

French Senate calls for recognition of Palestinian state

French Senate has adopted a resolution calling on the government to recognize the state of Palestine. The draft resolution submitted by the Greens parliamentary group was adopted by 154 votes in favor to 146 votes against on Thursday. Although the...

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Thousands attend military funeral for slain Palestinian official

Thousands attend military funeral for slain Palestinian official

Senior Palestinian official Ziad Abu Ein was laid to rest on Thursday at a military funeral in Ramallah, one day after his death during the dispersal by Israeli troops of an anti-settlement protest in the West Bank. Thousands of mourners took part in the funeral, which...

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Fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 50 in past 10 days: medics

Fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 50 in past 10 days: medics

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - - Almost 50 people have been killed in the past 10 days in fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in the second-largest city, Benghazi, medical personnel said on Wednesday. That brings...

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Somali al Shabaab militants behead two policewomen

Somali al Shabaab militants behead two policewomen

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants have beheaded two Somali policewomen, prompting a policeman to kill five women linked to the group who were being held for a possible swap of captives, an official said on Wednesday. The...

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What CIA Torturers Did to Their Captives

What CIA Torturers Did to Their Captives

( Newsweek )- The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the executive summary of a long-awaited report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” or what President Barack Obama has referred to as...

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Britain and Turkey vow closer cooperation on foreign fighters

Britain and Turkey vow closer cooperation on foreign fighters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Britain and Turkey will share more information on foreign fighters among the ranks of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq to try to prevent them posing a threat when they return home, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday....

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Qatar emir urges Gulf Arab solidarity amid regional turmoil

Qatar emir urges Gulf Arab solidarity amid regional turmoil

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's emir urged Gulf Arab leaders on Tuesday to shake off a damaging rift over Islamist politics and work together to tackle common threats across the region. The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -- Qatar,...

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US forms joint anti-ISIL command

US forms joint anti-ISIL command

A joint command has been established with more than 30 countries to combat and defeat militants who have seized large portions of Iraq and Syria, the U.S. announced Monday.  U.S. Central Command established the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent...

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Lebanon charges ex-wife of ISIL leader with 'terrorism'

Lebanon charges ex-wife of ISIL leader with 'terrorism'

 Lebanon's military prosecutor on Tuesday charged an ex-wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group's top leader, with terrorism, a judicial source has said. "The military prosecutor has charged Saja al-Dulaimi and her...

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Hagel visits Iraq to discuss anti-ISIL operations

Hagel visits Iraq to discuss anti-ISIL operations

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made a surprise visit to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Tuesday. The aim of Hagel’s visit was to discuss military operations against ISIL in Iraq, a source from the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the Anadolu Agency....

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Amnesty accuses Israel of 'war crimes' in Gaza onslaught

Amnesty accuses Israel of 'war crimes' in Gaza onslaught

Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Tuesday hailed a report by an international rights watchdog accusing Israel of committing war crimes during its recent offensive on the Gaza Strip. "The report included clear indications that Israel had committed war crimes in Gaza,"...

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Killing of Turkish soldiers not due to terrorist attack

Killing of Turkish soldiers not due to terrorist attack

The killing of three soldiers on border duty in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa was not due to a terrorist attack, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday.  "It is apparent that it is a case of mental breakdown. Whatever it is, those who...

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Israel's parliament votes to dissolve itself and set March 17 election

Israel's parliament votes to dissolve itself and set March 17 election

(Reuters) - Israel's parliament voted on Monday to dissolve itself in preparation for an early general election on March 17, after a crisis set in motion by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dismissal of two ministers. The parliament's vote of 93 to 0 formalized a decision to...

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Bomb goes off in Lebanese town at Syrian border-official

Bomb goes off in Lebanese town at Syrian border-official

BEIRUT, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A bomb went off in the Lebanese town of Arsal near the border with Syria on Monday, damaging a car, a Lebanese security official said. Lebanese television stations reported that one man had been wounded by the bomb. Lebanese TV...

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Tunisia to hold second round of presidential vote on Dec. 21

Tunisia to hold second round of presidential vote on Dec. 21

TUNIS(AFP)- Moncef Marzouki and Beji Caid Essebsi will face off on Dec. 21 in Tunisia's second round of presidential voting to decide who leads the nation that sparked the Arab Spring. "Voting will take place on December 21," the head of the ISIE electoral organizing body, Chafik Sarsar, told...

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  Asia-Pacific Philippine typhoon death toll jumps

Asia-Pacific Philippine typhoon death toll jumps

At least 21 people have been killed, many of whom in central Philippines, after Typhoon Hagupit hit, Red Cross officials say. "We have confirmed reports that 21 people died in Eastern Samar, 16 of them in Borongan," said Gwendolyn Pang, secretary-general of the Philippine National...

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Iraq forms special army to retake Mosul province

Iraq forms special army to retake Mosul province

The Iraqi government has put together an armed force of 10,000 people to retake the province of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the head of Mosul's provincial council said on Sunday. "The government has prepared its 'Freeing...

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