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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
NATO vows solidarity with Turkey against 'terrorism'
NATO vowed strong support for Turkey's fight against "terrorism" at an emergency meeting Tuesday called to discuss Ankara's strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters and Kurdish rebels.
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 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
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.
The Taliban took control of a large police base in a remote part of northeastern Afghanistan after some 100 police and border guards joined the insurgents following three days of fighting, security officials said Sunday.
Saudi-led strikes kill 120; deadliest in Yemen war
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said.
Iran has assets of US$29 billion in overseas banks that could be unlocked under a nuclear deal -- far less than reported estimates of over US$100 billion, the country's central bank chief said.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Egypt begins its first trial run of the 'new Suez canal'
Egypt began Saturday the first trial run of its "new Suez canal," officials and state media said, ahead of the formal inauguration of the new shipping route next month.
The military wing of Hamas opened its Gaza summer camp on Saturday, aimed at providing basic combat training for 25,000 Palestinians in the embattled strip.
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