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An Israeli security officer walks past buring tires as at least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip clash with Israeli soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusal

Photogallery Israel Keeps Up Offensive; Gaza Death Toll Exceeds 800

Palestinians call for mass demonstrations in West Bank on Friday to protest Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip More

Iran's flag.

Iran Detains 4 Journalists, Including Washington Post Reporter

Two detainees are Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for Washington Post, and his wife, a correspondent for UAE-based newspaper the Nation More

Smoke rises near oil tanks after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in Tripoli, July 23, 2014.

Rival Libyan Militias Clash in Tripoli, Benghazi

Fighting in capital and Benghazi heaviest since 2011 war More

From left: Newly sworn-in Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Parliament Speaker Yuli Edelstein applaud outgoing President Shimon Peres during a ceremony at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, July 24, 2014.

Shimon Peres Steps Down as Israel's President, Predicts Peace

His replacement is right-wing parliamentarian Reuven Rivlin - an opponent of a two-state solution More

This image posted on a militant news Twitter account on June 12, 2014 shows militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), raising their flag at an army base in Ninevah Province, Iraq.

UN: Iraq Likely to Face Severe Food Shortage Because of Conflict

As Iraq's conflict escalates, United Nations says farmers and workers in country's breadbasket, Ninevah, finding it harder to make grain accessible More

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UN Urges Europe to Step Up Efforts to Help Migrants

Refugee agency chief warns crisis on the rise, reporting some 800 deaths so far this year among mostly African, Middle Eastern migrants trying to make it to Europe

UN: Iraq Likely to Face Severe Food Shortage Because of Conflict

As Iraq's conflict escalates, United Nations says farmers and workers in country's breadbasket, Ninevah, finding it harder to make grain accessible

Turkey Feeling Strain From Hosting Syrian Refugees

Turkish citizens are increasingly frustrated with Syrian refugees not living in camps, some of whom are found begging in cities around the country

All Toxic Chemicals Removed from Syria Now at Destruction Sites

OPCW says 32 percent of total had been destroyed by July 21

Multimedia Explosion Hits UN-run School in Gaza

UN officials cannot yet verify it was an Israeli shell that hit school, but they say Israel had been given 'precise coordinates' of location of building

French Military Sent to Secure Mali Plane Crash Site

Burkina Faso army General Gilbert Diendere confirms plane wreckage was spotted in northeastern Mali, between desert regions of Aguelhoc and Kidal

Fouad Massoum Elected Iraqi President

Election of 76-year-old Kurdish lawmaker breaks a major political log-jam

FAA Lifts US Flight Ban on Israeli Airport

Death toll in Gaza rises above 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire kills 16 people in Hamas-dominated coastal territory, Palestinian officials say

Kerry Remains in Egypt Amid Progress on Gaza Cease-fire

US top diplomat working with regional foreign ministers, heads of state to end violence that has killed more than 700 people

UN Appeals for $10M in Emergency Food Aid for Gaza

Officials say 115,000 people are in urgent need of food assistance with ready-to-eat meals starting to run out

HRW: Iraq Dropping Barrel Bombs on Civilians

Human Rights Watch says indiscriminate Iraqi government airstrikes on cities have killed at least 75 civilians and wounded hundreds since early June

US Boosts Iraq Surveillance Flights

Washington has'nt yet authorized unmanned drone strikes as requested by Baghdad on forces known as Islamic State who control swaths of Iraqi territory, a top State Department official says
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