US votes against UN motion to condemn gay sex death penalty ‘over fears executions could be banned in the States’

The US failed to back a United Nations resolution to condemn death penalty sentences against gay people for having sex, ...
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Hezbollah commander killed fighting ISIS in Syria

Over 1,000 Hezbollah fighter have been killed in the Syrian civil war, where the group is fighting alongside regime and ...
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Once a possible threat to Netanyahu, Israeli tech mogul Erel Margalit quits politics

After losing out in the race for Zionist Union party chairman to Avi Gabbay, venture capitalist-turned-MK Erel Margalit announces resignation ...
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‘It’s the first time I’ve killed, and I don’t regret it’

Har Adar security officer wounded in attack released from hospital: 'I wanted to speak to my wife because I wasn't ...
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Little known facts for Sukkot 2017

A sukkah is a temporary structure but also a shelter, the basis for Thanksgiving Day and the time to read ...
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Fire outside Jordan military mission in Paris sparks explosion scare

An embassy official said the incident did not appear to intentionally target Jordan ...
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UN backs EU military action against migrant smugglers

Life jackets and a boat that were used by refugees and migrants to cross the Aegean sea from Turkey lie abandoned on a beach on the Greek Island of Lesbos on October 8, 2015The UN Security Council on Friday approved a European military operation to seize and destroy boats used by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean after thousands died in dangerous crossings. European warships on Wednesday launched Operation Sophia to seize traffickers’ boats in international waters off Libya’s coast, in the second of a three-phase campaign to stem the flow of migrants. This year alone, 3,092 people have died while crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, while more than half a million have made the voyage, mostly landing in Greece and Italy, according to the International Organization for Migration.

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IS at outskirts of Syria's Aleppo despite Russian raids

A picture taken from the village of Buqaata in the Israeli-annexed Syrian Golan Heights shows flames and smoke ascending from alleged shelling by Syrian government forces on Islamic State group positions near Jubata al-Khashab on October 6, 2015Islamic State group fighters advanced Friday to the outskirts of Syria’s second city Aleppo, despite Moscow’s announcement that its raids had killed hundreds of jihadists in just 24 hours. Lieutenant General Igor Makushev, deputy head of the Russian General Staff, told reporters that “Su-34M and SU-24SM warplanes hit 60 terrorist targets”. Strikes on Aleppo killed “some 100 militants”, and other raids struck command posts and training camps in Latakia, Hama and Idlib.

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Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy

File photo of Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet leaders before a news conference in TunisTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia’s newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.

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