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Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst clashes since the 2011 revolt which ousted Muammar...
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A fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State jihadists has killed nearly 50 fighters from both sides as the Kurds seized several IS positions, a monitoring group said Thursday.   The Syrian Observatory...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a special cabinet meeting marking Jerusalem Day at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem 28 May 2014.
Israel mobilized 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil. The call-up, which raised...
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014 (SPIEF 2014) in St. Petersburg 23 May 2014.
A defiant Russia dismissed Wednesday unprecedented Western sanctions over Ukraine after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against the Kremlin since the Cold War.   The third round of...
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Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara 22 November 2011.
A Turkish court ordered that eight police officers be kept in custody on Friday pending a possible trial over accusations that they spied on Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle, media reports said....

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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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