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4 hrs ago | 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 .

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8 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

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.

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

9 hrs ago | 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.

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12 hrs ago | 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.

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16 hrs ago | 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.

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

18 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News

18 hrs ago | 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.

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

20 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

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

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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.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories,

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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.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News

SooToday

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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters fierce resistance

Iraqi forces pushing north in an attempt to recapture the central Iraq town of Tikrit from the Islamic State have seen their assault stymied by snipers, roadside bombs and fierce resistance from the rebels.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

The Item

US trying to verify video of American's killing

A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News

WTOC-TV Savannah

Missing US photojournalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS

Media reports allege that ISIS beheaded Foley in a violent and graphic YouTube video called "A Message to #America ."

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Related Topix: Journalism, Syria, World News

Tri-cityherald.com

Report: 25 more police officers detained in Turkey

The government says the officers are associated with a moderate Islamic movement led by a U.S.-based cleric, which it accuses of attempting to topple the government.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Journalgazette.net

Israel: Rockets fired from Gaza, cease-fire broken

JERUSALEM Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets into Israel on Tuesday, breaking a temporary cease-fire and casting a shadow on indirect negotiations about ending a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas.

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The Chronicle-Telegram

10 Things to Know, Tuesday, Aug. 19

Despite the deployment of the National Guard, who stood back, clashes between police and protesters continued in the St. Louis suburb where the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a policeman.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

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