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Ukraine peace outlook is bleak - OSCE official

Ukraine peace outlook is bleak - OSCE officialProspects for peace in eastern Ukraine are "bleak", underscoring the need to uphold a shaky ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels, a senior official from the OSCE security watchdog said on Thursday

401 Palestinians detained by Israel this month: NGO

401 Palestinians detained by Israel this month: NGOThe Israeli army has detained 401 West Bank Palestinians for varying periods of time since November 1, a Palestinian NGO has said

Israel to hold remains of synagogue attackers

Israel to hold remains of synagogue attackersThe Israeli government decided on Wednesday not to hand over the bodies of the two attackers of a Jewish synagogue in Jerusalem to their families

Top US general: My mission is ISIL, not al-Assad

Top US general: My mission is ISIL, not al-AssadThe top U.S. general said Wednesday that he has been tasked with destroying ISIL, not overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Egypt detains senior Brotherhood leader

Egypt detains senior Brotherhood leaderEgyptian security forces detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Ali Beshr early Thursday, a security source has said

SKorea watching North closely after latest threat

SKorea watching North closely after latest threatSouth Korea says it is watching North Korean nuclear movements ever closer, after Pyongyang vowed to bolster its military limitlessly on Thursday

Obama: We have strong partnership with Saudi Arabia

Obama: We have strong partnership with Saudi ArabiaU.S.President Barack Obama and Saudi Minister of the National Guard affirmed the "strong and enduring partnership" between the two countries, when they met at the White House in Wednesday

Sri Lanka president seeks unprecedented third term

Sri Lanka president seeks unprecedented third termSri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday called a presidential election, seeking an unprecedented third six-year tenure, but demands for his power to be curbed and a possible split in his vote base means re-election won't be a walkover

Support for justice in Palestine soaring on US campuses

Support for justice in Palestine soaring on US campusesA student-led movement taking shape on U.S. college campuses have seen a growing number of young activists organizing around solidarity with Palestine

Israeli forces storm Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces storm Palestinian homes in East JerusalemIsraeli forces on Wednesday night broke into the mourners tents of the family of Ghassan and Udayy Abu Jamal from Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood who were shot dead after they attacked a synagogue and killed five in west Jerusalem on Tuesday