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ISIS routed in Raqqa as 'major military operations' declared over
(CNN) US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say "major military operations" in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost their grip on their self-declared capital. The development marks a decisive victory in the fight against ISIS, though ...
Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forces
Raqqa liberated from ISIS, commander with US-backed Syrian forces says
US-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa from ISIS
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:50 am
Suspected US drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier
PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.
Afghanistan: Girls Struggle for an Education
Afghan Schools Closing Due to Violence, Undermining Gains in Educating Girls, Says Rights Group
Man held hostage by Taliban group didn't believe captors when they told him Donald Trump was President
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:49 am
Maltese journalist's son says she was murdered for exposing corruption
VALLETTA (Reuters) - The son of Malta's best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother was killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption. A poster carrying an anti-government message is seen on the ground after ...
Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia's son denounces "mafia state"
Son of murdered Malta journalist accuses politicians of being 'complicit' in car bombing
Bomb kills investigative journalist in Malta who reported on Panama Papers
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:38 am
US appeals for calm as allies clash in Iraq
(CNN) The United States has made an urgent call for calm in northern Iraq as Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters -- two of Washington's key allies in the region -- clash over disputed territory. Iraqi forces seized the coveted oil-rich city of Kirkuk on ...
The long, winding history of American dealings with Iraq's Kurds
Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds
This Map Shows Why Oil Can Weather Iraq's Kirkuk Campaign
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:57 am
Two Somali-Americans Killed in Mogadishu Bomb as Minnesota Vigil Honors Victims of 'Somalia's 9/11' - Newsweek
Two Somali-Americans Killed in Mogadishu Bomb as Minnesota Vigil Honors Victims of 'Somalia's 9/11'
At least two Somali-Americans were reportedly among the more than 300 people killed in a double truck bombing in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Mohamoud Elmi, a Somali-American in his early 30s from Ohio, and Ahmed Abdi Karin Eyow—a ...
Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration
Terrorist attack in Somalia underscores al-Shabab's resilience
US Military Plane Lands in Somalia With Aid After Bombing
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:30 am
Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges
VIENNA — Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader, the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is already inviting comparisons with French President Emmanuel Macron. But while Macron is making good on promises of systemic change, ...
Kurz and charisma: What propels young leaders to power?
The twilight of the elites… in the European Union
Anti-Migrant Platform Drives Austrian Vote, Spurs Renewed Momentum To Europe's Right Wing Populists
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:57 am
North Korea Warns That Nuclear War Could 'Break Out Any Moment'
North Korea warned that a nuclear war “may break out any moment” as the U.S. and South Korea began one of the largest joint naval drills off both the east and west coasts of the peninsula. Kim In Ryong. Photographer: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images.
North Korea: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'
US diplomat: We must be 'prepared for the worst' if diplomacy fails with North Korea
North Korea says "nuclear war may break out any moment"
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:46 am
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Hillary Clinton, the NFL, Roy Moore and Other Asides From the President
New York Times
President Trump with Senator Mitch McConnell in the Rose Garden on Monday. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — In a joint news conference on Monday with Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, President Trump sought to ...
The Memo: Trump keeps beating 2016 drum
'Hillary, please run!' Trump jokes, says 'whole Russia thing' was an excuse for Democrats' 2016 loss
Every Excuse Hillary Clinton Has Given for Her 2016 Election Loss
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:51 pm