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  • Search for missing Israeli teens becomes crackdown on Hamas

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is using the so-far fruitless search for three missing Israeli teens thought to have been kidnapped in the West Bank as a springboard for a broad campaign against the militant Islamist group Hamas....
  • Disillusioned Washington and the Middle East

    The Marines -- 250 of them, together with carrier air support and Marine Corps Osprey support craft -- have been dispatched to save the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the "biggest in the world," "the size of the Vatican City," with its swimming pools and...
  • Lawmakers divided over next steps on Iraq

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders Wednesday about the deteriorating situation in Iraq, he'll hear plenty of agreement that something must be done but little consensus about what that should be. Obama will meet with...
  • Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran amid improving relations

    Relations between Britain and Iran have improved in recent months and "circumstances are right" to reopen the British Embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday. The election a year ago of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...
  • Kenyan president blames 'local political networks' for deadly attacks

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed "local political networks" on Tuesday for extremist attacks on several coastal villages, Kenyans were left wondering whom to believe: their president or the Somali terrorist group that claimed responsibility. The...
  • Obama pitches innovation to new businesses in Pittsburgh appearance

    PITTSBURGH President Barack Obama came to Pittsburgh Tuesday to promote innovation in manufacturing. He also called for some innovation in Washington's approach to governing, but he seemed a lot more optimistic about the former than the latter. On a stop...
  • Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles from Baghdad

    Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles from Baghdad
    Islamic insurgents who swept through northern and central Iraq, inflicting humiliating defeats on government forces, met tough resistance Tuesday on the northeast approaches to the capital and officials said the advance had been halted. Amid heavy...
  • IPC The Hospitalist defrauded Medicare and Medicaid, U.S. lawsuit says

    The U.S. Justice Department has accused a North Hollywood healthcare company of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars by overbilling for services its doctors performed. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Chicago, federal lawyers said IPC...
  • ISIS takes last government-controlled city in northern Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed control Monday of the last major city that had been held by the government in northern Iraq. The government denied that Tal Afar had fallen to ISIS, but that assertion was contradicted by hundreds...
  • Central bank governor reassures as oil spike highlights India risks

    By Suvashree Dey Choudhury and Manoj Kumar MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is ready to deal with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, its central bank chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil prices heightens the inflation, growth and...
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