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Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, ...  Visit website

Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli: officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the ...  Visit website

Israel appropriates West Bank land for possible settlement use

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years ...  Visit website

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, ...  Visit website

Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday to demand he step down, after efforts ...  Visit website

Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated ...  Visit website

Iran says possible response to new U.S. sanctions could not be 'pleasant'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's possible response to new U.S. sanctions could "not be pleasant", its foreign minister said on Sunday, raising the prospect of tit-for-tat ...  Visit website

Iran says possible response to new U.S. sanctions could not be 'pleasant'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's possible response to new U.S. sanctions could "not be pleasant", its foreign minister said on Sunday, raising the prospect of tit-for-tat ...  Visit website

Poll shows Britain's UKIP to win parliamentary seat after lawmaker defection

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) will win its first directly elected parliamentary seat after the defection of a lawmaker from Prime ...  Visit website

Lesotho's deputy premier takes reins after PM flees 'coup'

MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing has taken charge of the government after the Prime Minister Thomas Thabane fled the country accusing ...  Visit website

U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq's Amreli, airdrop aid

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern ...  Visit website

China slams door shut on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in ...  Visit website

China slams door shut on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in ...  Visit website

Car bomber, gunmen attack security site in Somali capital: police

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber rammed a national-intelligence facility in Somalia's capital on Sunday and gunmen then attacked the building, which is used ...  Visit website

Several Swiss banks pull out of U.S. tax program: paper

ZURICH (Reuters) - At least 10 Swiss banks have withdrawn from a U.S. program aimed at settling a tax dispute between them and the United ...  Visit website

Partial building collapse in Paris suburb kills 2

PARIS (AP) — A four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb partially collapsed after an explosion Sunday, killing a child and an elderly person, ...  Visit website

Polls say Scotland will spurn independence, but are they right?

LONDON (Reuters) - Opinion polls, financial markets and bookmakers are unanimous - Scotland will reject independence in a historic referendum next month and the United ...  Visit website

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern ...  Visit website

Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in ...  Visit website

Fiji says no word on location of U.N. peacekeepers seized in Golan Heights

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by ...  Visit website

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