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2 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Germany backpedals on claim Qatar funds extremists

Germany is seeking to calm a diplomatic spat with Qatar after the Gulf nation took umbrage at a German official's claim that it is funding the extremist Islamic State group.


Related Topix: Qatar, World News

6 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque

A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60, officials said.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Explosion

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff

Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful, armed Shiite rebel group have escalated their standoff with the government, setting up tents near three ministries to press for a Cabinet reshuffle and reversal of a recent fuel subsidy cut.


Related Topix: Yemen, World News

14 hrs ago |

Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Syria, US Military, US Air Force

19 hrs ago | CBC News

Israel-Gaza conflict: 2 killed in new airtstrikes as both sides trade fire

Fighting continued Friday as Israel and Gaza continue to fire at each other following the premature end of an Egyptian-led cease-fire.


Related Topix: Israel, World News

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Saudi court sentences 18 more on terror charges

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 more people on terrorism charges, wrapping up a week of verdicts on nearly every person in an alleged 50-member cell charged with launching attacks aimed at toppling the monarchy around a decade ago, The Associated Press reported.


Related Topix: Saudi Arabia, World News, Terrorism

Daily Reporter

Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad .


Related Topix: Syria, World News

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, us Travel, George Mason University, UMass Amherst, Saint Lawrence University

News 4 Jax

U.S. military continues attacks on ISIS

Airstrikes against ISIS forces in northern Iraq resumed Thursday, targeting areas in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam, according to a statement released by the U.S. Central Command.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

Cybercast News Service

Saudi court sentences 18 to prison for terrorism

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 people to prison on charges of financing terrorism, collecting information about compounds where foreigners reside, providing hideouts for fugitives and possessing unlicensed weapons.


Related Topix: Saudi Arabia, World News

Cybercast News Service

As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, US Military, US Navy, US Air Force

ABC News

Group: Justice Elusive Year After Syria Gas Attack

An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families.


Related Topix: Syria, World News

The Washington Post

With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier

Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Canada, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Daily Chronicle

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

This file photo posted on the website shows journalist James Foley July, 2012 in Aleppo, Syria.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Airstrike kills Hamas leader's wife and child; Israel demands the rocket fire stop

Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories,


French protesters urge end to Israeli airstrikes

Leftist and pro-Palestinian activists have rallied in Paris to urge Israel to end its airstrikes in Gaza, after talks toward a lasting truce collapsed.


Related Topix: Israel, World News


NDP MP quits over Mulcair's stance on Israel

NDP MP Sana Hassainia walks out of the House of Commons with her baby Skander-Jack as she makes her way to meet with reporters on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on February 8, 2012.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Canada

Click Orlando

First plane with U.N. aid lands in Iraq

A plane carrying the first load of humanitarian aid as part of a multiday operation to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in northern Iraq has landed in Irbil, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Boeing 747, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft

Salisbury Journal

Galloway quizzed over Israel speech

Respect MP George Galloway has been interviewed under caution by police after making a speech in which he announced Bradford was an "Israel-free zone".


Related Topix: Israel, World News

The Tribune

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News