Fresh U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State

Washington (AFP) – The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon...
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Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists...
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U.S. authorities investigate suspected threat against Obama: reports

(Reuters) – Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama, local media reported. The U.S. Secret Service, which...
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Palestinian president: Hamas caused prolonged war

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian...
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Hamas refuses to disarm, peace deal shaky

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Prospects of a final deal on a long-term Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas were seen as shaky Friday after its leader ruled out...
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Disputed Kurdish tank disappears in Texas

A tanker near Texas loaded with $ 100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has disappeared from satellite tracking, the latest development in a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse...
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U.S.: Inaction in Ukraine ‘unacceptable’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A top U.N. official told the Security Council Thursday further violence in Ukraine marked a dangerous escalation, but that the international body had no way...
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Matt Bai: Obama’s Anti-Doctrine Doctrine

If you’ve been at the beach and missed the latest world news, let me briefly catch you up. Terrorists in Syria and Iraq have been overrunning the countryside, pausing to savagely...
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Father acquitted of shooting sons’ killer

A Texas jury on Wednesday found a father not guilty of shooting dead a suspected drunk driver who hit and killed his two sons while they pushed a truck down a country road late at...
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On Ukraine’s ‘other side’ to the west, fears of familiar crisis brew

CHISINAU, Moldova, Aug. 27 — The world may not be ready for another crisis on Ukraine’s borders, but one may be brewing — this time on the west, in the obscure Moldovan...
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