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Iraqi security forces stand guard at the police headquarters in the western city of Fallujah following an attack on 21 October 2013.  
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An onslaught on a convoy transferring inmates north of Baghdad left at least 60 dead Thursday, even as politicians and diplomats stepped up efforts to end Iraq's worst crisis in years.   Most of those killed in...
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An Israeli soldier runs near mobile artillery units stationed outside the Gaza Strip, 20 July 2014. 
Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as US Secretary of State John Kerry said indirect truce talks between Israel and Hamas had made some progress.  ...
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US Secretary of State John Kerry took his truce mission to Israel Wednesday as the conflict in Gaza entered its 16th day and world airlines suspended flights over rocket fears. As air traffic thinned over Tel Aviv...
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Pro-Russian separatists inspect vehicles at a road checkpoint outside the town of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, 24 June 2014.
Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP.   "Two Sukhoi...
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Walid al-Bunni, spokesman of National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, speaks at a press conference on 27 December 2012, in Istanbul. Syria's opposition umbrella group, which most Western and Arab powers opposed to the Damascus regime have recognised, met Sunday in Istanbul in a bid to name a prime minister-in-exile, one of its leaders said.
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The Western-backed National Coalition of Syrian opposition members said on Tuesday it had voted to force out its "interim government" and form a new one within a month.   Attempts to form a viable...

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An Israeli flag flutters in the wildcat Jewish outpost of Maale Rehavam in the heart of the occupied West Bank on 11 May 2006.
Israel launched an offensive against Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip on...
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