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Gaza factions agree to cease fire if Israel halts attack: Palestinian official

GAZA/JERUSALEM Palestinian militant groups in Gaza said on Tuesday they would halt cross-border attacks immediately if Israel did the same after the most serious exchanges of aerial fire since a seven-week war in 2014. An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, responded by putting the onus on the Palestinians …

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In Iraq parliament, Iran-inspired Shi’ite militia leaders plan to call the shots

BAGHDAD In May, Hassan Fada’am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi’ite militiamen elected to Iraq’s 329-seat parliament. Fada’am trained as a soldier in Iran and fought against Islamic State in Iraq. Now he’s a politician as paramilitary groups backed by Iran have …

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150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida as Huthis hold back Saudi-backed regime forces

HODEIDA (YEMEN) At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, medics said Monday, as Britain’s top diplomat visited Riyadh seeking to boost international calls for a ceasefire. Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the …

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Israeli warplanes pound Gaza after rocket fire, three Palestinians killed

GAZA CITY Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed three Palestinians on Monday after a barrage of rocket fire into its territory from the enclave, as renewed violence threatened to derail efforts to end months of unrest. The flare-up came after a deadly Israeli special forces operation in the …

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At least six killed in Taliban suicide attack on protesting Hazara Shiites in Kabul

KABUL Six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Kabul Monday, close to where scores of Afghans had been protesting against Taliban attacks on the minority Hazara ethnic group. The attack is the latest in a wave of violence across war-torn Afghanistan as the Taliban intensify …

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Hamas commander among six Palestinians killed as deadly clash erupts during Israel operation in Gaza

GAZA CITY An exchange of fire erupted during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing six Palestinians and an Israeli soldier, officials said, while potentially dashing hopes that a recent agreement would restore calm. As tensions rose following the clash, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office …

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Taliban kill 15 Shi’ite Hazaras, 10 Afghan commandos as sectarian threat grows

KABUL Fifteen Afghan civilians and 10 commandos sent to reinforce Shi’ite militia forces fighting Taliban in the central province of Ghazni were killed on Sunday, officials said, as a days-long battle with threatening ethnic overtones continued. The fighting in Jaghori district, an area inhabited mainly by Shi’ite ethnic Hazaras, has …

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Two Hizb militants killed in Pulwama encounter

SRINAGAR Two Hizb ul Mujahideen militants were Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Tikken area of Pulwama in south Kashmir Saturday morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said. He said as the forces were conducting the …

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Taliban attends peace talks in Moscow for first time, no progress reported

MOSCOW Taliban officials attended a diplomatic conference in Russia for the first time on Friday, but reaffirmed their stance that they would only hold direct talks on Afghanistan’s future with the United States, not with the Kabul government. The one-day conference underscored Moscow’s eagerness to play a role in the …

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WATCH | ISIS-inspired Somali immigrant goes on stabbing spree in Melbourne, shot dead

MELBOURNE Police said a Somali immigrant killed one person and wounded two others in a rush-hour stabbing spree in the heart of Australia’s second city Friday, labeling it a terrorist attack. The unnamed man drove a 4X4 truck loaded with gas bottles into the bustling city centre of Melbourne, ignited …

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