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2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, US Military, US Army, Iraq

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NBC Chicago

Mom: NJ Man Missing in Israel Alive

NBC10's Ted Greenberg spoke to the man's loved ones about the efforts to find him.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Lakewood, NJ

Washington Times

Report: Iran redesigning reactor as part of deal

Iran's nuclear chief said Wednesday that workers have begun redesigning its nearly completed Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of plutonium it can make as part of the country's interim deal over its nuclear program with world powers.


Related Topix: Iran, World News,

CBS News

Both Israel and Hamas claim victory after cease-fire

Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories,


Prosecutor Urges Jury To Convict Blackwater Guards

A prosecutor urged a federal jury on Wednesday to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News

Journalist held in Syria returns to US

The American writer flew Tuesday from Tel Aviv, Israel, to the United States -- stopping first in Newark, New Jersey, before reuniting with his mother in Boston, his family said in a news release.

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Related Topix: Prison, Journalism, Israel, World News, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Cambridge, MA, Opinion

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel

Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebels said.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Activism


Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,


Israeli army officer wounded by fire from Syria

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott

The Washington Post

Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor

Turkey's ruling party is holding a congress to confirm Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Cybercast News Service

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, but barriers to lasting peace persist - such as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza blockade.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Terrorism

KOLD-TV Tucson

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."


Related Topix: Terrorism, Iraq, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Washington Times

Saudi diplomats hold rare talks with Iran

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister met Tuesday with an Iranian deputy foreign minister in the highest-level bilateral talks between the two Mideast powers since moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's election last year.


Related Topix: Saudi Arabia, World News

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, U.S. officials said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi),

Asbury Park Press

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Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who went missing during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Lakewood, NJ, Palestinian Territories

ABC News

Israel Destroys 2 Gaza High-Rises in Escalation

Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas.


Related Topix: Israel, World News

The Times of Israel

Details emerge of IS killing of 670 Shiite prisoners in Mosul

This image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leading away captured Iraqi soldiers dressed in plain clothes after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Brandon Sun

Biden calls Iraqi leaders to press for formation of new government

Vice-President Joe Biden is calling top Iraqi leaders to call for the formation of a new government and encourage their opposition to the Islamic State group.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, US Politics, Joe Biden, US News

The Virginian-Pilot

Defense rests in Blackwater guards' trial

Four Blackwater security guards on Monday rested their defense in the shootings that killed or wounded more than 30 Iraqis seven years ago in Baghdad.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

Stars and Stripes

Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism