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Israel Assists France In Investigating Paris Attacks Using Daesh Surveillance

JERUSALEM, Nov. 15 (Reuters) – Israel’s spy services are helping France investigate the Paris gun and bomb attacks, Israeli media said, with one radio station suggesting the assistance drew on surveillance of militant groups in Syria and Iraq. Israel had no advance warning of Friday’s rampage that killed at least 129 people, but within hours

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Turkish Soldiers Claim Killing Four Daesh Fighters

ANKARA, Nov 15 – Turkish soldiers killed four Daesh fighters on Saturday after they came under fire from the militants along Turkey’s Syria border, local media reported. Two cars belonging to the extremist Sunni group approached a Turkish armored vehicle in the Oguzeli district of Gaziantep province and when ordered to halt, responded by firing

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Clinton’s Iraq Vote Slammed at Democratic Debate

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov 14 – U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton came under heavy criticism in a debate on Saturday for her 2003 vote backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq, with rival Bernie Sanders linking it to regional chaos that aided the rise of Daesh militants. Sanders and

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World Leaders Express Solidarity With Paris

LONDON, Nov 14 – World leaders responded to Friday’s bloody attacks in Paris with outrage and defiant pledges of solidarity, but several countries said they would tighten security, especially at their borders, and a few urged their citizens not to travel to France. Daesh claimed responsibility on Saturday for the coordinated assault by gunmen and

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What [Not] To Expect in New Round of Syria Peace Talks

By John Irish and Karin Strohecker VIENNA, Nov 13. Two weeks after they jointly called for a political solution to Syria’s civil war, foreign ministers and senior officials from Russia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East struggled on Friday to turn that idea into a more concrete plan. As those officials returned to

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Fallout From Syria Looms Large Ahead of G20 Meet

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Nov 14) Syria’s war, migration and the fight against terrorism will force their way onto the agenda when world leaders meet in Turkey, a country straddling Europe and the Middle East and struggling with the fallout from all three. Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (G20), including the United States, China, Japan,

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Kurdish Forces Begin Battle to Retake Iraq’s Sinjar

By Isabel Coles NEAR SINJAR TOWN, Iraq, Nov 12: Kurdish forces launched an offensive on Thursday to retake the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from Daesh militants who overran it more than a year ago, killing and enslaving thousands of its Yazidi residents and triggering U.S.-led air strikes. Operation Free Sinjar aims to cordon off

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U.S., Allies Conduct 31 Strikes in Syria, Iraq Against Daesh

WASHINGTON, Nov 10: A U.S.-led coalition conducted 15 strikes against the Islamic State in Syria on Monday, hitting the militant group with bomber, fighter, attack and drone aircraft, the U.S. military said on Tuesday. Forces concentrated on Daesh’s oil supply near Dayr Az Zawr, where six strikes hit gas and oil separation plants and pump

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Obama, Netanyahu To Meet For First Talks Since Iran Deal

By Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON, Nov 9. U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet on Monday for the first time since the Israeli leader lost his battle against the Iran nuclear deal, with Washington seeking his re-commitment to a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Netanyahu, who infuriated the White House by urging Congress,

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