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Israeli military carries out airstrikes in Syria

June 22, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Israeli soldiers load shells in their tank following the first death on the Israeli side of the Golan since the Syrian civil war erupted more than three years ago, near the Israeli village of Alonei Habashan, in the area of Tel Hazeka, close to the Quneitra border crossing in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Sunday, June [&hellip...

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Militants blitz through Iraq’s western desert

June 22, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

People shop around at a market in central northern city of Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Sunni militants on Sunday captured two border crossings, one along the frontier with Jordan and the other with...

Iraq’s capital lives in fear, expects the worst

June 22, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken on June 17, 2014, an Iraqi woman buys food at a market in Baghdad, Iraq. While the Iraqi capital is not under any immediate threat of falling to the Sunni militants who have captured a wide swath of the country’s north and west,...

US pressing Egypt to adopt more moderate policies

June 22, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) CAIRO...

Sunni fighters expand offensive in western Iraq

June 22, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

An Iraqi Shiite masked militiaman, a follower of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, holds up his machine gun during a parade in the northern oil rich province of Kirkuk, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Thousands of heavily-armed Shiite militiamen paraded through...

Putin backs Ukraine cease-fire, warns talks needed

June 22, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A pro-Russian fighter holds roses after taking the oath of allegiance to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, on Lenin square in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Dozens of pro-Russian armed militiamen gathered on Lenin square...

Libya suspect a shadowy figure among militias

June 22, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file image obtained from Facebook shows Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, who was captured by U.S. special forces on Sunday, June 15, 2014, on the outskirts of Benghazi....

Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180

June 22, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Relatives of a Muslim Brotherhood member who was sentenced to death react to the verdict outside a courtroom in Minya, Egypt, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohammed Badie and over 180 others were sentenced to death...

Ukraine orders 1-week government cease-fire

June 21, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A child sits in a car standing in line to cross the border into Russia at the Ukrainian-Russian border checkpoint in Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 20, 2014. Some Ukrainians are leaving amid fighting in eastern Ukraine. Clashes between government...

Fleeing Iraqis join large tide of displaced people

June 21, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

An Eritrean asylum seeker looks through a gap of a temporary shelter on the sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, June 20, 2014. Since April 29, over 200 Eritrean asylum seekers including women and children living on the streets of Sanaa wait to be resettled to a...