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Iraq general among 15 soldiers killed in raid on Qaeda

Five senior Iraqi officers, including a divisional commander, and 10 soldiers were killed Saturday in a raid on an Al-Qaeda hideout in the west of the country, military officers said. Violence elsewhere killed 10 people, including a police chief, four…
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Syrian rebels seize strategic hill near Aleppo: NGO

Syrian rebels seized a strategic hill west of Aleppo after a fierce battle with government troops on Saturday as fighting elsewhere in the north spread across Latakia province, an NGO said. At least 21 pro-government forces and 21 rebels were killed…

UN-facilitated Yemen consultations set for 14 June; Ban urges parties to engage in good...

6 June 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the readiness of President Abd Rabou Mansour Hadi of Yemen to send a delegation to...
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Israel, Palestinian moves threaten to derail US efforts

Israel and the Palestinians announced moves Tuesday that could scuttle peace talks, prompting US Secretary of State John Kerry to call off a second visit in as many days aimed at saving them. Earlier in the day, Kerry had wrapped up a lightning visit…
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PM Netanyahu: Show Me the Science! by Dr. David Leffler

Remember "Show me the money," from the film Jerry Maguire? We ask Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "Show me the Science!" He asserts that bombardment of...
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Syria rebels, regime agree truce in Damascus district

Syrian rebels in the northern Damascus district of Barzeh on Sunday agreed a local ceasefire with President Bashar al-Assad's regime after nearly a year of fighting and bombardment, activists said. "After intense negotiation in recent days between the…

Bombing in Pakistan fruit market kills at least 20 people

A bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad Wednesday, killing at least 20 people, police said, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban. The blast took place around 8:00 am (0300 GMT) at the wholesale…
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Iranian president vetoes WhatsApp ban

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has vetoed a plan to ban WhatsApp, following a row over censorship of the popular messaging application, media reports said Wednesday. Access to social networks, including Twitter and Facebook, are routinely blocked by…
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#Abduction: Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

An Indian aid worker was Monday abducted by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan's western Herat province, local officials and India's foreign ministry said. Sayed Fazlullah Wahidy, governor of Herat province, said the aid worker was kidnapped in the…

UN agency calls on Syrians to protect cultural heritage amid uptick in violence

2 April 2015 – Syrians must unite for the protection of their shared cultural heritage amid a recent escalation in hostilities across the war-torn...