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1 hr ago | WLS-AM Chicago

Syria Chemical Attack Survivor Haunted by Memories a Year Later

It was right after morning prayers and still dark, recalls 28-year-old Qusai Zakarya, when the alarms started to go off and rockets hit his suburban neighborhood outside Damascus last August.

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5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.

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7 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Mosque massacre: 65 dead in attack in Iraq

Suspected Shiite militiamen opened fire Friday inside a Sunni mosque in northeast Iraq, killing dozens in an attack that appeared to derail the formation of a new government -- something world leaders have said is a must if the country hopes to defeat Islamic militants.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

GAZA CITY: Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

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Hamas leader says militants took slain teens

Three Israeli teens kidnapped in the West Bank in June and later found dead were abducted by Hamas militants who did not inform the group leadership about the kidnapping, a Hamas official said Friday.

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The Times of Israel

Germany backpedals on claim Qatar funds extremists

Germany is seeking to calm a diplomatic spat with Qatar after the Gulf nation took umbrage at a German official's claim that it is funding the extremist Islamic State group.

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Cybercast News Service

Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque

A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60, officials said.

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The Washington Post

Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff

Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful, armed Shiite rebel group have escalated their standoff with the government, setting up tents near three ministries to press for a Cabinet reshuffle and reversal of a recent fuel subsidy cut.

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NorthJersey.com

Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.

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CBC News

Israel-Gaza conflict: 2 killed in new airtstrikes as both sides trade fire

Fighting continued Friday as Israel and Gaza continue to fire at each other following the premature end of an Egyptian-led cease-fire.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Saudi court sentences 18 more on terror charges

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 more people on terrorism charges, wrapping up a week of verdicts on nearly every person in an alleged 50-member cell charged with launching attacks aimed at toppling the monarchy around a decade ago, The Associated Press reported.

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Daily Reporter

Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad .

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NorthJersey.com

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.

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News 4 Jax

U.S. military continues attacks on ISIS

Airstrikes against ISIS forces in northern Iraq resumed Thursday, targeting areas in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam, according to a statement released by the U.S. Central Command.

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Cybercast News Service

Saudi court sentences 18 to prison for terrorism

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 people to prison on charges of financing terrorism, collecting information about compounds where foreigners reside, providing hideouts for fugitives and possessing unlicensed weapons.

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Cybercast News Service

As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants.

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ABC News

Group: Justice Elusive Year After Syria Gas Attack

An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families.

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The Washington Post

With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier

Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Daily Chronicle

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

This file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley July, 2012 in Aleppo, Syria.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Airstrike kills Hamas leader's wife and child; Israel demands the rocket fire stop

Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops.

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