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US official: Kabul threat 'very significant, active and...

A credible and imminent threat led the U.S. embassy in Kabul to send out an emergency message to U.S. citizens in the country that warned of an attack in Kabul city.


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'Gods of Egypt' director apologizes for cast

The makers of the forthcoming film "Gods of Egypt" apologized for showcasing a predominantly white cast amid criticism over lack of diversity in a film based on Egyptian mythology.


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Turkish PM to Russia: Let's work against ISIS

As scary as the shooting down of a Russian warplane was -- especially by Turkey, a NATO member -- signs emerged Friday that some leaders involved are working to ease tensions between the two countries.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, often…


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Turkey: No apology for downing Russian jet

Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet it says violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara.

"I think if there is a party that…


U.S. sanctions Russian, Syrian businessmen

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned a Russian businessman and Syrian oil middleman for their roles assisting the Assad regime.

Altogether, the Treasury took action against four individuals and six entities for their support for the government…


5 things to know about downed Russian jet

One of the world's most complicated geopolitical crises became even more tangled Tuesday when a Russian jet was downed by Turkey in Syria's Bayirbucak area, near the Turkish border. Here's what we know so far:

What happened?

Turkey shot down a Russian…



Putin calls jet's downing 'stab in the back'

One of the world's most volatile regions was roiled further Tuesday when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey said it hit the plane after it violated Turkey's airspace and ignored 10 warnings.

One of the two…


Hagel: Focus on ISIS, not Assad

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States should be more focused on defeating ISIS than ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


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American slain in Israel helping soldiers

Like a handful of other American Jews in their late teens, Ezra Schwartz went to Israel after high school graduation.

Schwartz had been accepted to college in the United States but decided to spend a gap year in Israel at a yeshiva, a Jewish…


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Syria fighters may be fueled by amphetamines

Islamic State fighters may be fueled not only by ideological fervor, but also by a black-market amphetamine popular in the Middle East.


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