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Sean Penn Interview Helps Mexico Nab World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord

By Lizbeth Diaz and Simon Gardner MEXICO CITY, Jan 10 – An interview that Hollywood star Sean Penn conducted with Mexican Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman late last year helped Mexico’s government catch the world’s most wanted drug lord, sources said on Saturday. Guzman, the infamous boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested in northwest Mexico

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Air Strike Kills Dozens in Syria as U.N. Envoy Visits Damascus

By Tom Perry and Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Jan 10 – An air strike reportedly killed dozens of people in a rebel-held town in Syria on Saturday as a U.N. envoy visited Damascus to advance preparations for peace talks planned this month despite opposition misgivings. Agreement was also reached for aid to be delivered on Monday

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Saudi Arabia May Take More Measures Against Iran: Foreign Minister

ABU DHABI, Jan 10 – Saudi Arabia may take further measures against Iran after cutting ties with its regional rival this week, the Saudi foreign minister said on Saturday, in a major row over the kingdom’s execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric. Adel Al Jubeir’s comments came in a press conference after an extraordinary meeting

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U.S. Muslim Woman Gets Thrown Out of Trump Rally

By Karen Brooks Jan 10 – A U.S. Muslim woman who was ejected from a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina while engaging in a silent protest said on Saturday she wanted to make the Republican presidential candidate’s backers recognize they are supporting “hateful rhetoric.” Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant from North Carolina, stood

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Knife Attackers Wound Tourists in Egyptian Red Sea Resort

By Ahmed Mohamed Hassan CAIRO, Jan 9 – Suspected militants armed with knives wounded two Austrian tourists and a Swede at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada on Friday evening, the interior ministry said. Security forces shot and killed at least one of the attackers after they stormed the beachside Bella

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Israeli Soldiers Shoot Dead Two Palestinian Assailants

BEKAOT CHECKPOINT, West Bank, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian men who tried to stab soldiers at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the Israeli military said, part of a wave of violence now in its fourth month. The soldiers were not injured in the confrontation at

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U.N. Yemen Envoy Suggests Geneva as Location For Peace Talks

CAIRO, Jan 9- The United Nations’ special envoy for Yemen has suggested Geneva as a location for holding peace talks due to restart this month on ending conflict in the war-torn country, Saba news agency reported late on Friday. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed made the suggestion in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh while meeting various

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Saudi-led Coalition, Yemen Deny Iran Embassy Hit in Sanaa

DUBAI, Jan 9 – The Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s foreign ministry denied Iran’s accusation that Saudi warplanes had hit its embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Iran on Thursday said the warplanes had attacked its embassy in Yemen’s capital on Wednesday night, an accusation that exacerbated tension between the major Shiite and Sunni powers

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Gunman Ambushes Philadelphia Policeman ‘In the Name of Islam’

By Daniel Kelley and Jarrett Renshaw PHILADELPHIA, Jan 9 – A gunman claiming allegiance to Daesh militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer, saying he ambushed his patrol car “in the name of Islam,” the city’s police commissioner said on Friday. Edward Archer of Philadelphia approached Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, shortly before midnight

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