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  • CNN removes international correspondent who tweeted about 'scum' Israelis

    CNN international correspondent Diana Magnay has been removed from her post covering the conflict between Israel and Palestine after she referred to Israelis as "scum," the news network said Friday.

  • Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday. More than 20 militants also died in the fighting on Thursday for the Shaer gas field, the deadliest battles so...

  • UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the country. The Islamic State extremist group and other Sunni...

  • Why perceptions of Obama's foreign policies may never turn around

    President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.

  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas' rocket-firing abilities and...

  • US: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks. Noting the deaths a day earlier of four boys who were killed on a Gaza beach by an Israeli strike, the State Department said the...

  • This is CNN: International correspondent tweets that 'scum' Israelis cheer shelling, threaten her harm

    As Israel mobilizes its ground forces and amps up the pressure on Hamas, several international news groups, including CNN, have reporters stationed near the Gaza area to cover events as they unfold.

  • Iranian president backs extension of nuclear talks

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Thursday backed an extension of his country's nuclear negotiations with world powers underway in Vienna, saying it would be in the "interest of all" if the talks went on past their planned July 20 deadline. The talks aim at a deal that curbs Iran's atomic...

  • Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite militiamen and government forces in the smallest details of battle,...

  • United Nations relief agency finds Palestinian terrorist rockets in Gaza school

    A United Nations agency, over the course of doing relief work on Wednesday, found rockets being stored in one of its schools in Gaza.

  • Iran nuke talks likely to be extended past July 20

    VIENNA (AP) — Facing stubborn disputes on the terms of a deal, Iran and six world powers have tentatively decided to adjourn their nuclear talks two days early but plan to extend them past their planned July 20 end date, diplomats said Wednesday. Both sides had been prepared to talk until...

  • Five reasons why comparing Israeli and Palestinian death totals is a misleading way to judge the conflict

    One of the most common and misleading tactics deployed against Israel by its critics is to compare the number of dead Israelis and dead Palestinians. But no objective observer should take such arguments seriously.

  • Ronald Reagan's missile defense vision is saving lives in Israel: Examiner Editorial

    Liberals scoffed in 1983 when President Reagan first proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense system. They called it "Star Wars" and claimed the technology was fictional.

  • Heroic Marine, nicknamed 'Lion of Fallujah,' finally honored for CIA service

    "Five wounded, one martyred," was the radio report from Iraqi coalition forces who fought alongside Marine Maj. Douglas Alexander Zembiec when he fell to small arms fire in 2007.

  • Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish state. Late Tuesday, the military urged tens...



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