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Palestinian factions praise Jerusalem synagogue attack

Palestinian factions praise Jerusalem synagogue attackPalestinian factions Tuesday applauded an attack by two young Palestinians in a Jerusalem synagogue, killing four Israelis earlier in the day

Ministries, government institutions in Gaza on strike

Ministries, government institutions in Gaza on strikeA general strike paralyzed all ministries and government institutions across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in protest against the failure of the Palestinian national consensus government to pay salaries to Gaza civil servants

Israeli forces detain 7 young Palestinians, teenagers in Bethlehem

Israeli forces detain 7 young Palestinians, teenagers in BethlehemIsraeli forces raided several areas in Bethlehem district in the southern West Bank after midnight and detained seven young Palestinian men including teenagers

Iraqi security forces enter Baiji refinery

Iraqi security forces enter Baiji refineryIraqi security forces entered the country's largest refinery for the first time on Tuesday after months of battling ISIL militants who had surrounded it, a police colonel and state television said

Hong Kong clears part of protest site - with help of protesters

Hong Kong clears part of protest site - with help of protestersHong Kong on Tuesday cleared part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, leaving most of the main protest site intact

Isolated at G20, Putin shows he will do it his way in Ukraine

Isolated at G20, Putin shows he will do it his way in UkraineIt may have looked in the West like Russian President Vladimir Putin fled this weekend's G20 summit early with his tail between his legs after being berated over Ukraine

Iran and powers not discussed extending nuclear talks -U.S.

Iran and powers not discussed extending nuclear talks -U.S.Iran and six major powers have so far not discussed extending negotiations on a nuclear agreement despite the fact that their deadline is a week away, a senior U.S. official said on Monday

Italy to send Tornado jet fighter bombers to Kuwait

Italy to send Tornado jet fighter bombers to KuwaitItaly is sending Tornado jet fighter bombers to Kuwait to join the allied forces' fight against ISIL, though Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti claims that the warplanes are "forbidden from bombing," according to Italian defence ministry sources on Monday

End of communism not all good for Christianity - Vatican

End of communism not all good for Christianity - VaticanThe end of communist rule in Europe, which began 25 years ago this month, was not all positive for Christianity because it brought tensions between Rome and Russia back to the surface, a senior Vatican official said on Monday

State of emergency in Ferguson as grand jury decision nears

State of emergency in Ferguson as grand jury decision nearsMissouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager