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Tunisia's Islamists down but not out after election defeat

TUNIS (Reuters) - After Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda conceded defeat in Sunday's parliamentary elections, there were no fireworks, concerts or cheering rallies outside the headquarters ...  Visit website

Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks: newspaper

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and ...  Visit website

Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have decided to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site for Muslim worshippers on Friday. ...  Visit website

Hundreds of Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass graves

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security ...  Visit website

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back ...  Visit website

Pakistan province rewrites text books to satisfy Islamic conservatives

PESHAWAR Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani province is rewriting school books to make them more Islamic, inserting verses on jihad, removing pictures of unveiled women ...  Visit website

Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting far-right activist

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading ...  Visit website

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, saying it hoped the move would help to revive the stalled ...  Visit website

150 Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass grave

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security ...  Visit website

Hong Kong's loud American defies pro-Beijing 'smear campaign'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has often accused "foreign forces" of trying to destabilize free-wheeling Hong Kong during the current pro-democracy protests, with a garrulous ...  Visit website

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours despite ceasefire: military

KIEV (Reuters) - Seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in the east of the country despite a ceasefire with separatists, ...  Visit website

Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities on Thursday found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province ...  Visit website

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

PARIS (Reuters) - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF , its ...  Visit website

Putin's spokesman casts doubt on Crimea report, says never heard of source

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Thursday he had no idea who the Ukrainian diplomat behind a news story that Putin ...  Visit website

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews ...  Visit website

N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, ...  Visit website

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, ...  Visit website

China expresses concern about Indian plan to build border posts

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's defense ministry on Thursday expressed concern over reports that India plans to build 54 new border posts along their disputed border, ...  Visit website

China says agrees with U.S. to speed up military conduct talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed at a meeting earlier this month in Washington to speed up talks on a mutual reporting ...  Visit website

First Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria's Kobani: monitoring group

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The first Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the beseiged Syrian town of Kobani through the border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the ...  Visit website

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