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Qatar questions fate of citizens detained in UAE

A statement posted on the official Qatar News Agency on Thursday said Qatar's ambassador to the UAE was tasked with inquiring about the status of citizens Hamad Ali al-Hammadi and Yousuf Abdul-Samad al-Mullah.


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Turkey calls on Islamic militants to release Turks

Erdogan appealed to the group, which calls itself the Islamic State, during a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner late on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iraq

6 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Nuclear Energy, Terrorism

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Sirens Blare in Israel as Rocket Attacks Continue

Sirens sounded in Tel Aviv Wednesday morning as Israel's anti-missile system, the Iron Dome, intercepted Palestinian rockets in the skies above the city.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, US Military, US Air Force

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil

In this July 1, 2014 file photo, Lance Thompson pumps gas into his truck at a Love's station in St. Joseph, Mo.


Related Topix: 9, St. Joseph, MO, Iraq, World News

Voice of America

Yemen Extradites Ethiopian Opposition Official to Addis Ababa

Yemeni authorities have handed over to Ethiopia an opposition official who had been sentenced to death in absentia on charges of plotting to overthrow the Addis Ababa government, state media reported on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Ethiopia, Africa, World News, Yemen


George Clooney 1, British tabloid 0

The British newspaper's website deleted an article about Clooney, his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin, and her mother, Baria, on Wednesday, after Clooney said the article was "completely fabricated" and even "dangerous."


Related Topix: Wedding, World News, Lebanon, Journalism, Entertainment

KHOU-TV Houston

Syria rebels storm Sunni village, kill 14

Syrian rebels rampaged through a Sunni village in the central province of Hama Wednesday, firing indiscriminately at civilians and killing 14 people, including seven women, state media and opposition activists said.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Terrorism

WAVE-TV Louisville

50 bodies found in Iraq, raising sectarian worries

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza Strip in second day of offensive, killing at least 14

The two pop superstars were in Whistler last weekend for the wedding of their manager Scooter Braun, who discovered Bieber and Jepsen.


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The Jewish Journal

Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians 'swine,' 'cockroaches'

Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Family, Teenagers, Startups, Facebook, Broward County, FL

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Iraqi parliament to meet early next week

In this Monday July 7, 2014 photo, an Iraqi Army marching band performs at a funeral procession of a top commander of the armed forces at the headquarters of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Julian Rodriguez, right, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Israel, World News, Washington, Washington Government, Ohio


ISIS claims responsibility for Baghdad blasts

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for recent suicide bombings in the capital that killed nearly two-dozen people, according to SITE Intelligence, which monitors terrorist groups.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Terrorism, Explosion


Yemen Shiite rebels capture northern city

Government and military officials in Yemen say fighters from a Shiite rebel group have taken control of a northwestern city where they have been fighting for weeks with conservative Sunnis from one of the country's largest tribes.


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The York Daily Record

Turkey seeks to boost peace talks with Kurds

Turkish lawmakers debated legislation Tuesday to restart a stalled peace process with the Kurdish rebels - a development that could also help Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan win Kurdish votes as he seeks election as president next month.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Local NEWS 8

Isis mobile wallet rebrands to avoid confusion with ISIS

Isis CEO Michael Abbott said Monday that the firm is changing its name to avoid association with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the terror group frequently referred to by the acronym ISIS.


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Israel launches military offensive against Gaza

The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday striking at least 50 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Family, Teenagers

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

US Doesn't Doubt Video of Iraqi Terror Leader's Step From the Shadows

The State Department said Monday it has "no reason to doubt" that the shadowy leader of a powerful Iraqi terror group revealed himself before a crowded mosque over the weekend, providing the first clear picture of the violent extremist who now believes himself to be the prince of all Muslims.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama urges restraint for Israel, Palestinians

President Barack Obama called for Israelis and Palestinians alike to restrain themselves and put an end to acts of retribution, in some of his first public comments on the matter since the murder of three Israeli teenagers touched off a new round of violence and deepening mistrust.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Family, Teenagers, US Politics, US News