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At least four attacks -- three by Palestinians and one by an Israeli -- as well as deadly clashes along the Gaza border threatened to escalate tensions throughout the country on Friday as Israel struggled to control spiraling violence.
The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,453 people during the hajj, a new tally showed on Friday to make it the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage.
Islamic State group fighters advanced Friday on Syria's second city Aleppo despite 10 days of Russian air strikes that Moscow says are aimed at routing the jihadists.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Attacks continue, Israel bars ministers from Jerusalem site
Israeli troops shot and killed an Arab who stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver on Thursday amid new Israeli-Palestinian violence that prompted the Israeli prime minister to bar Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem's Old City that is at the heart of the latest tensions.
Syria's army announced Thursday a "vast offensive" to wrest back territory from armed opposition groups, as NATO voiced alarm at escalating Russian military activity in the war-torn country.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Syrian troops launch ground offensive in central regions
Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in the country's central region under cover of Russian airstrikes, a Damascus official said. And in the first salvo from the sea, Russian warships fired missiles into Syria, with Moscow saying they were targeting militants.
Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli in Jerusalem
A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man who then shot and wounded her in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday after Israel lifted some of the tight security measures imposed following a series of deadly Palestinian attacks, police said.
Afghan troops have regained control of the main square in Kunduz, a strategic northern city briefly seized by Taliban insurgents last week that has been the scene of intense fighting, officials said Wednesday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition has not agreed to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State and no collaboration is possible as long as Moscow continues to strike other targets.
Ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh's party, allied with Shiite Huthi rebels, announced Wednesday it has accepted a United Nations plan to end the country's seven-month-old conflict.
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