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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria
Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border -- a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.
Turkey could 'tip Syria balance' as Kurdish villages shelled
Turkish tanks shelled Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria, rebels and activists said Monday, as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned that a military campaign by Ankara could "change the balance" in the region.
A British judge investigating the death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a blunt appraisal of Ethiopia's democracy deficit during a landmark visit Monday, but indicated it would not scuttle their close security and political relationship.
The British chancellor of the exchequer (finance minister) was Monday to push the case for European Union reform as he kicked off a European road show with a trip to Paris amid reports London could hold its referendum on EU membership next year.
A Palestinian man fell to his death while trying to escape Israeli forces who were attempting to arrest him in the occupied West Bank early Monday, Israeli police said.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9
A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu's most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Kenyan diplomat and a Chinese embassy guard, Somalian and Chinese officials said.
Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond said Sunday that another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom was "inevitable" because of policies pursued by Prime Minister David Cameron's government in London.
Turkey army blames PKK militants for deadly attack as truce unravels
The Turkish army on Sunday blamed PKK militants for a deadly car bomb attack that killed two of its soldiers in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, as a fragile truce risked collapsing after Ankara's airstrikes on rebel positions in Iraq.
Clashes break out near Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque
Israeli police entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, as clashes erupted on Sunday over Jews' access to the compound on an annual day of Jewish mourning.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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