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Syrian Rebels Issue Demands For Captive U.N. Troops

Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the terrorist group’s removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for…

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Ukrainian Troops Routed as Russia Talks Tough

The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces. More than 30 military vehicles lay in charred piles Tuesday.…

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Putin Digs In for Long Ukraine Fight

Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will…

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IS Video Depicts Another Beheading

Islamic State terrorists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against…

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Syrian Army, Rebels Fight Near Peacekeepers

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by terrorists and scores of their…

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Pakistan’s Premier Challenged By Raging Protests

Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country…

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U.N. Backs Inquiry of IS Group’s Alleged Crimes

The U.N.’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its…

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NATO to Create New Force To Respond to Crises

NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a…

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Lava Eruption Prompts Iceland Aviation Alert

Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding…

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Philippine Troops Pull ‘Greatest Escape’ in Golan

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked terrorists still hold…

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43 Peacekeepers Detained Near Israel-Syria Border

An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian…

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Russian Forces Enter East Ukraine

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.…

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Battle for Ukraine’s Southeast Coast Heats Up

Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine’s strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive…

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Price Tag For House Suit Against Obama: Up To $350,000

Washington, D.C., law firm BakerHostetler will handle the House Republicans’ lawsuit against President Barack Obama. House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., said the firm has been contracted to represent…

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American Woman Is Being Held Hostage in Syria

The Islamic State terrorist group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the…

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Putin and Poroshenko Meet for Bilateral Talks

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met late Tuesday for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to…

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Arab Strikes in Libya Show Impatience With U.S.

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past…

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Ukrainian President Dissolves Parliament

Divided by mistrust and mutual recriminations, the Russian and Ukrainian leaders will hold rare talks on Tuesday that offer only a slim hope of progress towards ending five months of…

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