Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province

Obama seeks congressional approval for war on ISIL


The authorization would give President Barack Obama the ability to use military force against “ISIL or associated persons or forces.” Continue reading

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to U.S. Congress deepens political divides


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed lawmakers in the U.S. Congress this week in a speech that criticized negotiations with Iran and urged tighter restrictions. Continue reading

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Iraqi troops fight to retake key city of Tikrit from ISIL


The offensive marks a test for Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL control. Continue reading

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Photos, flowers and candles are left in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was recently murdered in Moscow, in Independence Square in Kiev

Russians rally to protest killing of Putin critic


Boris Nemtsov, who was an influential Russian political figure and outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was assassinated on Friday, raising deep concerns about Russia’s future. Continue reading

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Months after war ended, Gaza rebuilds


The war in Gaza killed left thousands of families homeless, living in makeshift shelters. Continue reading

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