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Violence in Iraq left at least 1,420 people dead in August as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by jihadist-led militants, the United Nations said on Monday. At least 1,370 people were wounded during the same period, the UN Iraq mission...
Ukrainian troops on Monday were battling a Russian tank contingent in the eastern city of Lugansk, Kiev said, accusing Moscow's army units of moving into large cities in the region. "The battle between Ukrainian paratroopers and a...
Hundreds of protesters trying to topple Pakistan's government stormed the state broadcaster on Monday as fresh clashes with police broke out in Islamabad. Transmission of the main Pakistani Television (PTV) news channel was cut minutes after an...
Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said.   "On the instructions of the political echelon... 4,000 dunams...
Twenty miners trapped underground for more than 24 hours have been rescued after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine in Nicaragua, but five more workers were still missing. "We give thanks to God our Lord and the Virgin Mary for having saved...
Secretary of State John Kerry told his Egyptian counterpart that the United States intends to make good on its promise to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to help Cairo's counterterrorism efforts. Kerry announced in June that he was "confident...
The skies over the Gaza Strip were calm Wednesday as a long-term ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians took hold after 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.   Millions in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome night...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his ministers on Sunday that the military campaign against Gaza militants would continue until peace is restored to southern Israel.   "Operation Protective Edge will continue until its aims...
Egypt is to invite Israeli and Palestinian delegations to return to Cairo to resume talks on a long-term truce for Gaza, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday, after talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi...
Police said Wednesday they had arrested 47 people during a night of protests in Ferguson, the Missouri town rocked by violence over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said protesters...