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Colombia conflict: Seized Dutch journalists still held

ELN rebels deny earlier reports that the two journalists abducted last weekend have now been freed.

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Al-Shabab militants storm army base in Somalia, killing dozens

The attack, in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, was the worst in years.

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Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Al Jazeera, Cut Islamist Ties and Detail Funding

The demands risked pulling other powers deeper into the rift by calling on the country to shut down a Turkish military base and to downgrade its ties ...

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Analysts: Russia's Military Threats Mainly Bluster, but Conflict Risk Rising

A series of close encounters this month over the Baltic Sea and U.S. shoot-downs of Russian allies' aircraft in Syria have triggered concerns among ...

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US Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Christians

A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible ...

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Gaza is running perilously short of power. This time, it’s not all Israel’s fault.

Israel says the Palestinian Authority is starving Hamas and the coastal enclave of electricity. 

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New Trump Executive Order May Increase US Visa Wait Times

The wait for visitor visas to the United States could get a little longer, after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revoking an Obama-era guideline on processing times at consulates. The brief order, which was issued ...

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