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Terrorist Attack in Egypt’s North Sinai, Suez

Twenty-seven people were killed in four attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai and Suez, security and medical sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence in months and after commemorations…

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Families Plead for Lives Of IS Hostages

The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their family members’ lives after a possible prisoner…

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Two Die in Gas Blast At Mexico Hospital

Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others…

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Jordan Offers Swap to Islamic State to Save Pilot

Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the terrorists purportedly threatened to kill, along…

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Obama Defends Ties, Pays Respects, in Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government’s willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of…

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Auschwitz Liberation: 70 Years Later

Survivors Around the World Commemorate Auschwitz Liberation Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last…

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Japan Condemns IS Execution

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State terrorists “outrageous” and again demanded the group release a second Japanese national they…

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Yemen’s President Quits; Country Could Split Apart

Yemen’s U.S.-backed president quit Thursday under pressure from rebels holding him captive in his home, severely complicating American efforts to combat al-Qaida’s powerful local franchise and raising fears that the…

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Saudi King Abdullah Dies, New Ruler Is Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, has died, according…

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