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  • Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

    BRAZZAVILLE/DAKAR (Reuters) - Central African Republic's mainly Muslim Seleka rebels will sign a ceasefire with 'anti-balaka' Christian militia on Wednesday, having dropped their demands for the country to be split in two along religious lines, Seleka...
  • Venezuela condemns Israeli 'genocide' and 'extermination'

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government condemned Israeli strikes in Gaza on Saturday as a policy of genocide that could not be justified as like-for-like warfare. President Nicolas Maduro has maintained the foreign policy of his firebrand...
  • Ukrainian president urges U.N. to call rebels part of terrorist groups

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the United Nations on Saturday to label rebels fighting Ukrainian forces in the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as belonging to "terrorist organizations". During a telephone...
  • Sunnis in Iraq push back against extremists

    BAGHDAD Gunshots rang out one recent evening in the western Iraqi town of Haditha as local tribesmen in pickup trucks celebrated their capture of a few militants belonging to the al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State. Said Abu Faraj, 67,...
  • Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people: police, medics

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed in a wave of bombings in mostly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said, in the deadliest day of attacks in the capital since a Sunni insurgency overran large parts of Iraq's...
  • Hamas fighters, tunneling into Israel, kills 2 soldiers

    JERUSALEM Hamas gunmen who tunneled into Israel killed two soldiers on Saturday and another Israeli died in a rocket strike. Intensified bombardments in the Gaza Strip raised the reported Palestinian death toll there to more than 100 since the start of...
  • Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

    KHARKIV Ukraine (Reuters) - A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands....
  • Qatar to host Gaza ceasefire talks with Abbas and U.N. chief

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar will host a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday to try to reach a ceasefire agreement with Israel to bring an end to 12 days of warfare, a senior Qatari source told...
  • U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists

    U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists
    The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
  • Why the rockets-from-Mexico comparison to Gaza is bogus

    To the editor: Occasionally readers submit letters asking what we would do if rocket fire came from Mexico. It's a free country, and we have the right to look stupid. ("Missing in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Courageous political leaders on both...
  • As civilian toll mounts in Gaza, U.N. chief Ban heads to Mideast

    As civilian toll mounts in Gaza, U.N. chief Ban heads to Mideast
    Before dawn Saturday, eight members of the Abu Jarad family were killed when their house was hit during an Israeli barrage on the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. The bodies, including those of four small children wrapped in bloody...