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21 August 2014 20:29
The killing of an American reporter is galvanising international anger at Islamic State extremists and fuelling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them. The international......More
21 August 2014 10:08
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
The rescue mission was authorised after intelligence agencies......More
20 August 2014 16:16

AMSTERDAM — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.
In a Tweet, CEO Dick Costolo said his......More
21 August 2014 09:54

LONDON  — The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilise......More
20 August 2014 10:50
JERUSALEM - Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike that killed three people in Gaza.
Charging that Israel had "opened a gateway to hell", Hamas's armed wing vowed to......More
19 August 2014 17:15

Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering other......More
20 August 2014 10:12
JERUSALEM— The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of air strikes across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire. There was no immediate word on casualties from the strikes.
In a statement Tuesday, the military accused Palestinian militants of violating a cease-fire and......More
19 August 2014 12:03
ISTANBUL - Dozens more police officers were detained in Turkey on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged spying and the illegal wiretapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle, local media reported.

At least 20 police officers were detained in 13 provinces across......More
19 August 2014 08:44
The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.
After a last-minute agreement was stuck with Israel to extend an expiring truce by......More
19 August 2014 11:59

Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.
In a statement, the UN health agency reiterated that......More
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