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Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (L) and senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh wave to people in Gaza City November 16, 2012. Photo: Reuters Egypt’s prime minister has condemned Israeli attacks on Gaza as a disaster during a short visit to the territory. Hisham Qandil, who visited a hospital and talked to Palestinian politicians during his […]

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Israeli forces say they have fired warning shots into Syria after a mortar round fired from Syria hit an Israeli post in the Golan Heights. It is the first time that Israel has fired on Syrian forces since the Middle East war of 1973. The latest incident comes days after Israeli troops were put on […]

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Formation of Syrian National Coalition announced amid reports of deaths in explosions in Deraa and air raids in Douma. Syrian opposition groups meeting in the Qatari capital have agreed to form a united group called the Syrian National Coalition. The biggest group, the Syrian National Congress, had been under pressure to join a broad-based government-in-waiting. […]

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A Syrian family is seen after crossing from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to Turkey in the border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province on Saturday. At least 20 soldiers have been killed in twin explosions in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, activists report. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two […]

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A MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft in an undated photo. Photo: Reuters. Iranian warplanes fired at an unarmed US drone in international airspace last week but did not hit the aircraft, the Pentagon said on Thursday, disclosing details of an unprecedented incident that triggered a formal warning to Tehran through diplomatic channels. The November 1 intercept […]

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said UK and allies should do more to open direct communication with rebel leaders. SNC chief Abdel Basset Sayda (L) meets with Syrian regime opponent Salem al-Malt (R] [Getty Images] Western efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have shifted dramatically, with Britain saying it will deal directly with rebel […]

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Security Council’s Taliban sanctions committee adds Pakistan-based group over deadly attacks inside Afghanistan. The Haqqani group is named after its patriarch and founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, right [Reuters] The UN Security Council’s Taliban sanctions committee has added the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, accused of several major attacks in Afghanistan, to a UN blacklist, US officials say. The Security […]

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At least 27 people have been killed by a car bomb that exploded at the entrance to an Iraqi army base near Baghdad, police and medics say. More than 40 others were wounded by the blast, which occurred at 12:00 (09:00 GMT) at the facility in Taji, about 25km (15 miles) north of the capital. […]

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Rebels in Syria say they have launched a major offensive to capture a key airbase in the north of the country. Video posted on the internet showed fighters attacking the Taftanaz base in an attempt to control a strategic zone between Syria’s two biggest cities, Aleppo and Damascus. The attack comes a day before a […]

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Posted By Ty McCormick  Top news: Speaking from Croatia on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for an overhaul of the Syrian opposition, saying that the current leadership body, the Syrian National Council (SNC), is out of touch with fighters on the front lines. “This cannot be an opposition represented by people who have […]

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Testimony published in Israeli daily claims the 1988 killing of Abu Jihad in Tunis was planned by the Mossad spy agency. Israel has for the first time admitted assassinating the deputy of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a 1988 seaborne raid in Tunisia. The operation was planned by the Mossad spy agency and carried out by […]

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen, during a rally marking “Quds (Jerusalem) Day”,in the southern suburbs of Beirut, August 17. Photo: Reuters Reuters, Beirut Iran could hit US bases in the Middle East in response to any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities even if American forces played no […]

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