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US Air Force destroys ISIS chemical threat in Iraq

In an effort to cut off ISIS' main sources of revenue, kill its leaders and create organizational dysfunction, the US Air Force recently bombed a chemical production plant and other targets in Iraq.
September 14, 2016
Syria war

More than 300,000 killed in Syrian civil war

In the course of five years of civil war in Syria, and near-complete inaction on the part of the civilized world, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed, injured or misplaced.
September 13, 2016
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US, Russia seal fragile Syrian ceasefire

In what still appears to be a shaky agreement, the US and Russia have signed a ceasefire deal that calls for a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the entry of humanitarian aid, but ensures Syrian President Basher Assad's political grip on the destroyed country.
September 11, 2016
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Iran begins construction on another nuclear plant

The project in the southern port city of Bushehr will eventually include two power plants expected to go online in 10 years. Israel fears that the construction of these plants is an Iranian ruse to buy time towards the development of nuclear bombs.
September 11, 2016
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Palestinians postpone elections indefinitely

Palestinian democracy showed further signs of distress when the Palestinian high court on Thursday postponed municipal elections that had been set for next month, putting on hold what would have been the first real test in a decade of political support for arch-rivals Hamas and Fatah.
September 8, 2016
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Russian jet taunts US aircraft

The US and Russia are currently engaged in a tit-for-tat as each side seeks to flex its muscles and demonstrate dominance and power.
September 8, 2016
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UN condemns North Korea missile tests, threatens action

North Korea has repeatedly flouted UN Security Council resolutions demanding an end to its nuclear and ballistic missile activities and has continued to launch missiles, escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
September 7, 2016
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Iran again provokes US Navy in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) continued its provocations against the US Navy in the Persian Gulf on Sunday when seven armed Iranian boats sped towards a US Navy patrol ship, blocking its path.
September 7, 2016
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Syria: Assad drops chlorine bombs on rebels

Syrian activists and rescue workers in the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo said that government warplanes dropped suspected chlorine bombs Tuesday on a crowded neighborhood, injuring dozens.
September 7, 2016

Iran shuts down hundreds of clothing stores

Iran's police have shut down more than 800 clothing stores across the Islamic Republic for selling "unconventional and inappropriate" woman's clothing, state media reported on Monday.
September 6, 2016
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43 killed in 4 bombings in Syria

A string of bombings, including a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, struck in and around several Syrian cities on Monday, killing at least 43 people, mainly in government-controlled areas.
September 5, 2016

North Korea fires 3 missiles during G20 summit

North Korea on Monday fired three medium-range missiles that traveled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force timed to coincide with the Group of 20 economic summit in China, South Korean officials said.
September 5, 2016
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Germany: Far-right makes gains in state elections

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has yet to say whether she will seek a fourth term next year, as is widely expected. While polls this year have shown her popularity slipping from stellar to merely solid, there is no obvious conservative alternative and her bloc is ahead nationally.
September 5, 2016
Ursula Haverbeck

Notorious ‘Nazi grandma’ convicted of Holocaust denial

Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany and Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel, a prominent neo-Nazi, continues to break the law, denying irrefutable facts that show German culpability for the murder of millions during WWII.
September 4, 2016
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Iran arrests member of negotiation team for espionage

Iranian authorities detained Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, a dual Iranian-Canadian national and reportedly a member of a team that worked on the Iran Nuclear Deal last year, for alleged espionage.
August 31, 2016
Gen. Joseph Votel

US commander slams Iran for belligerence in Gulf

Gen. Joseph Votel, the top commander of US forces in the Middle East, sharply criticized Iran on Tuesday for last week’s provocations by Iranian patrol boats against US naval vessels in the Persian Gulf.
August 31, 2016

UN renews mandate in Lebanon; warns of another war with Hezbollah

The United Nations Security Council passed a unanimous resolution extending the mandate of its UNIFIL peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon by another year, and warned that violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement between Israel and Lebanon could lead to a new war.
August 31, 2016
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Iran to begin building two new nuclear plants

Iran said that it will soon implement Bushehr Phase II - construction on two nuclear plants in the country, as part of a deal with Russia announced two years ago.
August 30, 2016
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Italy hit by lethal earthquake

Central Italy was struck by a powerful earthquake early Wednesday morning, collapsing buildings and killing at least 21 people, including an entire family of four.
August 24, 2016