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IS fighters near Turkish border, despite US air strikes

IS fighters near Turkish border, despite US air strikesIslamic State fighters were closing in Wednesday on a key Syrian town near the Turkish border, despite multiple US air strikes, as the Pentagon cautioned it "cannot bomb the militants into obscurity

Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters

Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protestersAn Egyptian court sentenced 68 people to up to 15 years in prison Tuesday over protest clashes, in the latest mass sentencing of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi

Saudi Arabia transfers $60 million to PA

Saudi Arabia transfers $60 million to PAThe Saudi Fund for Development has transferred $60 million to the Palestinian Authority, the desert kingdom's Ambassador to Egypt and the Arab League said Monday, according to Saudi media

Palestinian official likens Netanyahu to IS leader

Palestinian official likens Netanyahu to IS leaderA senior Palestinian official on Tuesday likened Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of the Islamic State group, after the Israeli prime minister compared Hamas to the organization

Settlers 'occupy 23 homes' in East Jerusalem neighborhood

Settlers Israeli settlers early Tuesday occupied 23 houses in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan south of the Old City of Jerusalem, a local information center said

Displaced Palestinians receive 100 mobile homes in Gaza

Displaced Palestinians receive 100 mobile homes in GazaLocal organizations have donated 100 mobile homes to Palestinians displaced by Israel's military offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip, sources said Tuesday

PLO: Netanyahu UN speech 'blatant manipulation of facts'

PLO: Netanyahu UN speech The Palestine Liberation Organization said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blatantly manipulated the facts when he compared Hamas with the Islamic State group in a UN speech on Monday

Libyan militants hold Egyptian truckers hostage

Libyan militants hold Egyptian truckers hostageLibyan militants are holding a number of Egyptian trucks and drivers near the eastern city of Tobruk in an effort to pressure Egyptian authorities into releasing several Libyans held in Egyptian police custody, a Libyan security official said Monday

Israel defense minister says Hamas rocket arsenal down to 20%

Israel defense minister says Hamas rocket arsenal down to 20%Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Monday that Palestinian resistance group Hamas was down to only 20 percent of its original rocket arsenal following Israel's recent seven-week military onslaught on the Gaza Strip

Ground operations in Iraq kill 100 ISIL militants

Ground operations in Iraq kill 100 ISIL militantsGround operations by Iraqi army and local militia forces have killed 100 ISIL militants in Iraqs eastern Diyala province, the army has said