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Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are struggling to find food, water and medicine, the United Nations has said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.
The leader of the Tunisian Islamist Ennahda party Ghannouchi says the closest example of their experience is Turkey, but they do not need secularism in Tunisia.
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Iran’s navy chief said yesterday his forces plan to hold a 10-day drill from tomorrow around the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, an exercise that could bring Iranian ships into proximity with U.S. Navy vessels.
DAMASCUS - The Associated Press
Suicide bombers hit two security service bases in Damascus on Friday killing many civilians and some soldiers, state television reported, in the first attacks of their kind in a quarter of a century.
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JERUSALEM / WASHINGTON
Israel lashed out at European members of the U.N. Security Council Dec. 21, saying that rather than condemn Israeli settlements they should be acting to stop the killing of civilians in Syria.
Multiple bombings hit Baghdad, killing at least 60 people in the first big assault on Iraq’s capital since a sectarian crisis erupted within its government.
Divided Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agree to form a unity government at a reconciliation meeting in Cairo. Hamas also agrees to join PLO in a key move to end the duality in the Palestinian leadership.
CAIRO - The Associated Press
Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood, which is leading in parliament elections that continued yesterday, refused to join calls by secular and liberal activists for the ruling military to move up its handover of power to civilians.
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
An Israeli energy firm run by a former head of the Mossad spy agency is to start prospecting for uranium in the southern Negev desert, the company said on Thursday.
CAIRO / BEIRUT
Arab League delegates traveled to Syria yesterday to arrange the deployment of foreign monitors under a plan aimed at ending the regime’s deadly 9-month-old crackdown on dissent.
TEHRAN - The Associated Press
Iran's navy chief said his forces plan to hold a 10-day drill in international waters beyond the strategic Strait of Hormuz...