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Obama to reveal strategy to tackle ISIS threat on Wednesday

Obama said the entire international community understands that ISIS was something that has to be dealt with.


Seven countries join US in arming Iraqi Kurds against ISIL

The US said operations will accelerate in the coming days with more nations also expected to contribute.

Ban cited the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza, the lifting of the blockade and addressing Israel's security concerns as key to avoiding a relapse into war.  (Source: Reuters)

UN chief Ban Ki-moon hopes Gaza ceasefire will lead to peace talks

The UN chief also urged the sides to address the root causes of the crisis.


Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat; army assures no coup

He wanted to know if the military was quietly engineering the twin protest movements or if, perhaps, it was preparing to stage a coup.


Evacuation of Yazidi civilians from Iraqi mountain ‘less likely': US

US assessed that there are ‘far fewer’ members of the Yazidis minority group and are in better condition than previously believed.


Finger on trigger, war not over yet: Hamas leader

Al-Masri insisted fighters are “in good shape” despite the nearly monthlong war.


Israel strikes another UN school sheltering 3,000 Gaza refugees

The fighting on Sunday pushed the Gaza death toll given by Palestinian officials to 1,775, most of them civilians.


Too early to think of shifting 2018 World Cup out of Russia, says English FA Chairman

He also suggested that if proved corrupt then Qatar should be reconsidered as hosts for the 2022 edition.

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Sunnis, Kurds abandon parliament after Maliki replacement not named

United States, United Nations, Iran and Iraq’s own Shia clergy have pushed hard for politicians to come up with an inclusive government as Sunni insurgents bear down on Baghdad.


Gunmen fire on plane landing at Peshawar airport, one killed two injured

The attack follows a major Taliban assault on the airport in the southern port city of Karachi earlier this month.


Insider trading: Ex-Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta hauls apex court to avoid jail

The Harvard-educated Gupta is one of the most high-profile Wall Street executives to be convicted of insider trading.


Israel no longer a cause that unifies US Jews

Jewish organizations are withdrawing invitations to Jewish speakers or performers considered too critical of Israel.


No plans to restore civilian rule, but will bring back ‘happiness': Junta

The junta says it had to restore order after half a year of political turmoil left dozens dead and the government paralyzed


Obama’s clip pumping iron in gym goes viral

The 52-year-old did not let jet lag get in the way of his fitness, finishing up his workout on an elliptical machine.


Clinton: US needs to break ‘glass ceiling’ at top

“I’m not going to comment on what did and didn’t happen. I think everybody needs to look to the future,” Clinton said.


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