Obama eyes air strikes in Syria, fixing Iraqi army
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Obama eyes air strikes in Syria, fixing Iraqi army

Stephen Collinson | AFP - September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama will vow in a national address Wednesday night to target the Islamic State with air strikes "wherever they exist" in a…

In deaths of civilians in Gaza, US weapons sales to Israel come under scrutiny
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In deaths of civilians in Gaza, US weapons sales to Israel come under scrutiny

Sudarsan Raghavan and Ruth Eglash | The Washington Post - August 24, 2014

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — An Israeli missile attack that killed 10 civilians sheltering in a U.N. school here early this month prompted a call for restraint from…

George Clooney’s fiancee named to UN Gaza inquiry team
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George Clooney’s fiancee named to UN Gaza inquiry team

AFP - August 11, 2014

GENEVA – Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin is to join fellow human rights experts probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the United Nations said Monday. The Lebanese-born British lawyer…

Israel, Palestinians accept midnight truce in Gaza
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Israel, Palestinians accept midnight truce in Gaza

Sakher Abu El Oun | AFP - August 10, 2014

GAZA CITY – Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza Sunday, accepting an Egyptian invitation to resume talks to end fighting that…

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US strikes targets in Iraq with drones and jets

AFP - August 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. forces launched a second wave of air strikes against Islamic extremists near Arbil in northern Iraq on Friday, destroying a militant convoy and killing…

Latin America, Israel trade after trading insults
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Latin America, Israel trade after trading insults

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg - August 8, 2014

It's a long way from Tel Aviv to Brasilia, but the journey just got a bit longer. When Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, Brazil bristled. President Dilma…

Costa Rica calls on UN Security Council to address fighting in Gaza
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Costa Rica calls on UN Security Council to address fighting in Gaza

Zach Dyer - August 4, 2014

Foreign Minister Manuel González repeated Costa Rica’s desire for an immediate ceasefire and urged the United Nations Security Council to take responsibility for ending the violence in…

The first world war was not the last one
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The first world war was not the last one

Marylou Tousignant | Special to The Washington Post - August 4, 2014

The countries that fought in World War I split into two camps. Russia, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Ireland) were among those that…

Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks
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Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks

AFP - August 3, 2014

BERLIN – Israel eavesdropped on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during doomed peace talks with the Palestinians last year, the German news weekly Der Spiegel reported…

Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour truce
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Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour truce

Sudarsan Raghavan, William Booth and Ruth Eglash | The Washington Post - July 31, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, diplomats from the United States and the United…

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