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Arab states mull air strikes on ISIS

Arab states mull air strikes on ISIS

PARIS: Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, senior US state department officials said on Sunday. The offer was disclosed by American officials traveling with US secretary of state John Kerry, who is approaching the... read more »

Kerry visits Israel amid reports of faltering Israeli-Palestinian talks
Iraq Crisis: John Kerry says US-Arab coa...

Iraq Crisis: John Kerry says US-Arab coalition ‘can take on IS’

Ten Arab countries have agreed to help the US in its fight against the jihadist group, Islamic State (IS). After talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, they pledged to provide military support and humanitarian aid, and to halt the flow of funds and foreign fighters to IS. Mr Kerry... read more »

Life under ISIS: Captured teenage girl t...

Life under ISIS: Captured teenage girl tells story of horrendous abuse at h...

A Yazidi girl captured by ISIS has revealed the extreme abuse she suffers as a sex slave at the hands of Islamic State (IS) extremists. Only 17 years old, Mayat, (not her real name) was kidnapped by members of ISIS on 3rd August during an offensive against Sinjar. She remains with her... read more »

Gaza official: Israel Navy arrests Gaza ...

Gaza official: Israel Navy arrests Gaza fishermen

An official in the Gaza Strip says the Israeli Navy has arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended last month. Nizar Ayyash of the Gaza Fishermen’s Union says the incident occurred on Tuesday off... read more »

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Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

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India-headed Nigerian dies showing Ebola symptoms

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Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ‘deal’

GAZA CITY, Palestinian territories: Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza on Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiraling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the... read more »