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Monday, August 25, 2014
Israeli airstrikes level 7-story building in Gaza
Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, signaling a new escalation in seven weeks of fighting with Hamas.
Rebels parade captured soldiers on Ukraine independence day
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine paraded dozens of captured soldiers before a jeering crowd on Sunday in mockery of the country's Independence Day celebrations.
Jihadists from the Islamic State group have seized Tabqa military airport, the last remaining Syrian army base in northern Raqa province, a monitoring group and state media said Sunday.
Wounded flood trauma center as Taliban attack
The rotors of attack helicopters and artillery fire echo across the Kunduz plain in northern Afghanistan.
The Gulf nation of Qatar is hitting back at suggestions that it supports the Islamic State extremist group, saying that “determined, collective action” is needed to end sectarian violence gripping Iraq and Syria.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'
Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli's battered international airport after many days of clashes with nationalist militiamen.
A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S. would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.
Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, as Washington declared the beheading of an American journalist a “terrorist attack.”
Egypt spearheads efforts for open-ended Gaza cease-fire
Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging the Palestinians and Israel to return to indirect talks.
For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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