Syria war: Russia and China veto sanctions

The Syrian government is accused of using chemical weapons against its citizens ...
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Israel’s Netanyahu criticised over 2014 Gaza war preparations

Israel's prime minister is accused of failing to prepare for the threat of cross-border tunnels ...
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New tactic

IS sources suggest almost 300 IS militants have carried out suicide attacks in Mosul since October, researcher Charlie Winter found ...
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GOP senators propose cutting all U.S. funds to Palestinian Authority over ‘institutional terror support’

The proposed bill is called the 'Taylor Force Act,' named for an American citizen who was murdered in a terror ...
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Bill Gates just solved the very first Apple vs. Microsoft fanboy debate

Back before iOS and Android were even a glimmer in anyone's eye, there was another fanboy rivalry that, at times, ...
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Ready to re-open

The walls and floors are being repaired, the hotel refurbished but will the tourists come back to Tunisia after the ...
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Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

Modi waves to supporters after paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in front of the Indian Embassy in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked to deepen improving ties between their countries on Tuesday, but emerged from their second meeting in two days with little in the way of major agreements. Obama and Modi, speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, said they had discussed a wide range of topics – from trade to space exploration to climate change to the Islamic State threat in the Middle East. "We already have the foundation of a strong partnership," said Modi, seated beside Obama. …


Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

By Isabel Coles and Jonny Hogg ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory, which could make it harder for militants to operate on both sides of the frontier, was also achieved with help from Kurds from the Syrian side of the frontier, a new sign of cooperation across the border. …