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  • U.S. criticizes Israeli appropriation of West Bank land

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday took the unusual step of publicly criticizing Israel for plans to appropriate land in the occupied West Bank and calling for it to reverse the decision.
  • Report: Islamic state issues video of beheading of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff

    Report: Islamic state issues video of beheading of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff
    The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the...

    Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff: report

     Video purportedly shows beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff
    The Islamic State militant group released a video today purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned...

    British rights activist faces libel trial in Thailand

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A British rights activist went on trial in Bangkok on Tuesday accused of defaming a leading Thai fruit company in the first of a series of criminal and civil lawsuits filed against him by the firm. The trial comes as civil society...

    Gunmen seize government ministries as Libya spirals further into chaos

    Armed militiamen have seized control of most Libyan government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the transitional government acknowledged early Monday, in the latest sign of a dramatic deterioration of Libya’s trappings of statehood. Energy-rich...