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Islamic State claims wave of Baghdad bombings

Islamic State claims wave of Baghdad bombings

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombs in mostly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad which killed at least 27 people on Saturday. The hardline Sunni Islamist organization which has led an offensive across northern and western Iraq...

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Panicked residents flee Israeli tank fire on Gaza

Panicked residents flee Israeli tank fire on Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza City neighborhood came under heavy tank fire Sunday as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas, causing hundreds of panicked residents to flee, including a woman in a wheelchair waving a white flag. At least 30 people were killed in...

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Rights group warns Iraq jihadists want to eradicate minorities

Rights group warns Iraq jihadists want to eradicate minorities

The jihadists controlling large swathes of northern and western Iraq seem bent on killing or expelling all religious minorities in the Mosul area, Human Rights Watch warned Saturday. The New York-based rights watchdog's statement was issued as thousands of Christians were...

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Israeli tanks dig in at Gaza frontier as Palestinian toll tops 300

Israeli tanks dig in at Gaza frontier as Palestinian toll tops 300

(Reuters) - Israeli soldiers in tanks and bulldozers dug in across a mile-wide strip of eastern Gaza on Saturday as Palestinian officials said military strikes had pushed the mostly civilian death toll past 300. The military said its engineers were concentrating on an effective...

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Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, civilian casualties grow

Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, civilian casualties grow

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel warned on Friday it could "significantly widen" a Gaza land offensive but was cautioned by its main ally, the United States, about the risks of further escalation as Palestinian civilian deaths mounted. Palestinian officials said 58...

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Gaza toll rises as Israel launches invasion

Gaza toll rises as Israel launches invasion

(Al Jazeera)- At least 24 Palestinians have been killed overnight in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, hours after Israel launched a ground invasion on the 11th day of its offensive in the enclave. Overnight bombing was reported throughout the strip on Friday, while the Israeli...

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Israel says ground offensive under way in Gaza

Israel says ground offensive under way in Gaza

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israel announced the start of a Gaza ground campaign on Thursday after 10 days of aerial and naval bombardments failed to stop persistent Palestinian rocket attacks, but it signalled the invasion would be limited in scope. A statement from Prime...

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Israel, Palestinians battle as Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire collapses

Israel, Palestinians battle as Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire collapses

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks. The week-old conflict seemed to be at a turning point, with Hamas defying Arab...

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Egypt proposes ceasefire in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Egypt proposes ceasefire in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

(Reuters) - Egypt has proposed a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza that would start on Tuesday, ending a week of cross-border warfare, and be followed by talks to prevent further hostilities. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planned to convene...

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U.S. concerned foreign fighters in Syria are working with Yemenis

U.S. concerned foreign fighters in Syria are working with Yemenis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he is concerned fighters from Europe and the United States who are supporting violent insurgents in the Syrian civil war are joining forces with Yemeni bomb makers. "In some ways, it's more frightening than...

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Israeli strikes on Gaza enter seventh day

Israeli strikes on Gaza enter seventh day

  Israel has hit the Gaza Strip with air strikes and artillery fire on the seventh day of its offensive and as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified. Aircraft struck three training facilities of Hamas's military wing, the Qassam...

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Jordan 'cool to Syria rebel training plan'

Jordan 'cool to Syria rebel training plan'

Jordan, where the US Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction programme, US officials say. Jordan's reticence, confirmed by four US officials, is a potentially serious setback...

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Gaza toll soars as Israeli raids continue

Gaza toll soars as Israeli raids continue

A total of 121 Palestinians have died in Israel's five-day bombardment of Gaza as Hamas continued to launch rockets into central Israel and the US offered to help broker a truce. A dozen Palestinians were killed by Israeli attacks overnight on Saturday in the occupied...

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Watchdog: Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners

Watchdog: Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners

Iraq's security forces and allied Shiite militias executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. “Iraqi security forces and militias affiliated with the government appear to have unlawfully...

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Erdogan: no normalizing of ties with Israel

Erdogan: no normalizing of ties with Israel

Turkey's president on Friday called on Israel to halt its offensive on the Gaza Strip and not to carry out a ground incursion, while the prime minister said there can be no normalizing of Turkish-Israeli ties as long as Israel's actions continue. “I would like to remind Israel...

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Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback. “We were kind of nervous, not because we are cowards, because it was our first fight...

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Israel returns fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon

Israel returns fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, July 11 (Reuters) - Rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese and Israeli military authorities said. Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Muslim group that...

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Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials...

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