Phillippines President to visit Israel

Phillippines President Duterte will visit Israel in September, reports say.

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UN Security Council to discuss Gaza escalation

Ambassador Danon tells Security Council: 'Hamas is solely responsible for the recent escalation.'

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Hamas and Israel Are in a Perilous Cycle. Is War a Miscalculation Away?

They stepped back from the brink of all-out conflict on Saturday, but none of the underlying tensions have been resolved ...
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How Pizzagate Pusher Mike Cernovich Keeps Getting People Fired

Mike Cernovich was celebrating on Friday, at least for a few hours. Disney had
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Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria Butina

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the arrest is unacceptable
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Russia demands US release 'spy', calls charges false

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Saturday that the arrest of a Russian gun ...
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Two US Navy SEALs 'investigated over Green Beret strangulation death in Mali'

Two US Navy SEALs 'investigated over Green Beret strangulation death in Mali'Navy criminal investigators are reportedly probing whether two Navy SEALs strangled to death an Army Green Beret in Mali. Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar, 34, was found dead on June 4 in shared embassy housing in Mali's capital Bamako – where he was posted with special operations forces working on training and counterterrorism efforts, it was reported on Sunday. His superiors quickly suspected "foul play" in the death and agents from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command spent months investigating the case before handing over to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service last month, officials told the New York Times. A military medical examiner ruled Melgar's death a homicide by strangulation, the newspaper reported. "NCIS can confirm we are investigating the death of SSGT Melgar in Mali but beyond that, NCIS does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations," spokesman Ed Buice told AFP. He said the agency took over the case from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command on September 25.  The unidentified Navy SEALs have been placed on administrative leave, the Times said – but no official statement has been released and nobody has been charged in connection with the death. News of the death  has emerged as America's presence in the region came under the spotlight when four soldiers were killed in an ambush in neighbouring Niger.


Kurdish leader Barzani resigns after independence vote backfires

Kurdish leader Barzani resigns after independence vote backfiresBy Raya Jalabi and Maher Chmaytelli ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis. There was high drama at the Kurdish parliament, which was stormed by armed protesters as it met to approve the veteran leader’s resignation as Kurdish president. In a televised address, his first since Iraqi forces launched a surprise offensive to recapture Kurdish-held territory on Oct. 16, Barzani confirmed that he would not extend his presidential term after Nov. 1 “under any conditions”.