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Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian women

Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian women

Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on Sunday, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after…
Special Report: The middle-class Islamists behind Tunisia’s museum attack

Special Report: The middle-class Islamists behind Tunisia’s museum attack

One of the young men was a high school literature student who helped his father tend the family olive trees…
News reports: Turkish jets shoot down Syrian aircraft

News reports: Turkish jets shoot down Syrian aircraft

Turkish military jets shot down a Syrian aircraft after it violated Turkey's airspace on Saturday, media reported. It was not immediately…
US says its troops killed senior Islamic State leader in Syria raid

US says its troops killed senior Islamic State leader in Syria raid

American special operations forces killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped direct the group's oil, gas and financial operations…
Monitor: Islamic State battles Syrian army near ancient citadel

Monitor: Islamic State battles Syrian army near ancient citadel

Fighting between Islamic State militants and the Syrian army was reported on Saturday near an ancient citadel in the historic…
UN: Shelling kills eight children in Libya’s Benghazi

UN: Shelling kills eight children in Libya’s Benghazi

Shelling of residential areas of Libya's second city Benghazi killed at least eight children this week, the United Nations said,…
Negotiator: Iran prepared for all scenarios in nuclear talks

Negotiator: Iran prepared for all scenarios in nuclear talks

Iran is prepared for "all scenarios" in talks with world powers about curbing its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions…
Austrian chancellor says Britain not acting responsibly on Europe

Austrian chancellor says Britain not acting responsibly on Europe

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has accused Britain, whose newly-elected government plans to hold an in-or-out referendum on its EU membership,…
Islamic State raises flag over local government building in Iraq’s Ramadi

Islamic State raises flag over local government building in Iraq’s Ramadi

Islamic State militants raised their black flag over the local government compound in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Friday…
Fighting continues in Yemeni city despite truce, 10 killed

Fighting continues in Yemeni city despite truce, 10 killed

At least 10 people were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen on Friday despite a five-day humanitarian truce, while aid…
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