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Renewed Bombing Kills Over 150 in Rebel-Held Aleppo This Week

BEIRUT, Oct 13 – Renewed bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo has killed more than 150 people this week, rescue workers said on Thursday, as the Syrian government steps up its Russian-backed offensive to take the whole city. Air strikes against rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo had tapered off over the weekend after the Syrian army

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Bomb Kills at Least 25 Turkish-Backed Rebels in North Syria

BEIRUT/AMMAN, Oct 6 – A bomb claimed by Daesh at a Syria-Turkey border crossing killed at least 25 people, most of them foreign-backed Syrian rebels, and wounded dozens more on Thursday, witnesses said. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group put the death toll at least 21. The attack targeted rebels from factions

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Militant Attack on Indian Army Base in Kashmir Kills One

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Oct 3 – At least six militants attacked an Indian army camp in Kashmir on Sunday night, killing one border guard, Indian officials said, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 soldiers and ratcheted up tension between India and Pakistan. The attack on the camp of India‘s 46 Rashtriya

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Hollande Confirms Calais Migrant Camp Shutdown, Urges UK Help

By Elizabeth Pineau CALAIS, France, Sept 26  – President Francois Hollande said on Monday that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain. “The situation is unacceptable and everyone here

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Libya PM Calls for National Reconciliation in Splintered Country

By Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK, Sept 26 – Libya’s prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an interview that the battle against Daesh militants in their former

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Death Toll From Air Strike in Yemen Rises to 26

SANAA, Sept 22  – The death toll from an Arab coalition air strike which hit a house in a residential area in western Yemen has risen to 26 people, medics and residents said on Thursday. A spokesman for the Saudi-led alliance was not immediately available for comment on the strike, the latest in a string

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As Obama’s Term Wanes, so Does Focus on Israeli-Palestinian Issue

By Arshad Mohammed and John Irish UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 – In his first major United Nations speech eight years ago, President Barack Obama said he would not give up on Israeli-Palestinian peace. In likely his last U.N. speech, on Tuesday, he spoke little about the conflict beyond voicing the unsurprising sentiment that matters would

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Death Toll After Migrant Boat Capsizes off Egypt Reaches 52

CAIRO, Sept 22  – Egyptian rescue workers have found nine more bodies in the Mediterranean Sea a day after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized, bringing the death toll so far to 52, two officials said on Thursday. Egyptian authorities have arrested four crew members of the boat, which had been carrying almost 600

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Saudi Plane Isolated at Manila Airport after False Hijack Alarm, Incident Over

MANILA, Sept 20 – A Saudi Arabian Airlines plane was temporarily isolated after landing at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday following a false hijack alarm, airline and airport officials said. Passengers were taken off the aircraft and transported to the airport’s main terminal while Philippines security personnel carried out checks of the plane.

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Air Strikes Hit Aid Convoy as Syria says Ceasefire Over

By Tom Perry and John Davison BEIRUT, Sept 20 – Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over. The United Nations confirmed the convoy was hit

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