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Turkey, France to step up fight against ISIS

Turkey and France are expected to step up their roles in the international campaign against ISIS militants, as coalition jets launched airstrikes Wednesday on insurgents besieging the Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab…

Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new…

White House warns Israel over settlements

A new Israeli settlement grab threw cold water on Wednesday’s meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as the White House warned the Jewish state was in…

Ailing Algeria president absent as crises mount

The silence of Algeria’s ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by ISIS-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he’s fit to rule the…

Syria vaccination scandal: Opposition fires officials

The Syrian opposition-in-exile National Coalition has dismissed five officials, among them the health minister and a prominent activist who heads an aid department, over last month’s deaths of children who had received…

Twin Homs school blasts kill dozens

Twin bombings near an elementary school in the city of Homs Wednesday killed at least 41 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and…

Airstrikes persist despite intelligence gaps

The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA…