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Saturday, October 31, 2015
A German rapper who joined the Islamic State group and publicly threatened U.S. President Barack Obama was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, a defense official said Thursday.
An American educator and peace activist who worked for coexistence and who died this week from wounds sustained in a Palestinian attack is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Facebook for allowing gruesome Palestinian pages that incite violence, his son said Thursday.
Prosthetic eye maker brings relief to Gazans
Imad Abu Wadi barely slept after losing his right eye during the summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Iran joins key talks on Syria's fate
VIENNA - Major powers, including arch-rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia who back opposing sides in Syria, meet for the first time Friday in search of a political solution to the devastating war.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Iran to attend international talks on Syria's future
Iran said Wednesday it will attend the international talks on Syria's future later this week in Vienna, following an invitation from the Russian envoy that would mark Tehran's first appearance at such a gathering.
US is retooling fight against IS: defense secretary
Signaling a possible escalation of U.S. military action in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that the United States is retooling its strategy in Iraq and Syria and would conduct unilateral ground raids if needed to target Islamic State militants.
The Taliban have overrun a district in northern Afghanistan's Takhar province, and intense battles were underway Wednesday as government forces fought to retake it, an official said.
Turkish prosecutors say a local cell of the Islamic State group which took orders from extremists in Syria was behind the two suicide bombings earlier this month that killed 102 people at a peace rally.
UN warns of Israel-Palestinian 'catastrophe'
The United Nations warned Wednesday that a deadly surge in violence between Israelis and Palestinians was headed toward "catastrophe" as fresh protests were expected in the volatile West Bank.
Residents in quake-hit area seek help to rebuild homes
Residents in a northwestern Pakistani town that was among the worst-affected by this week's massive earthquake were seeking government help Wednesday to rebuild their damaged homes, after spending the second straight night with relatives.
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