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NYT: ISIS hostages tortured, then beheaded

In the moments before his death, American James Foley stares into the camera, head held high, after being forced to read a script, in which he blames his death on the United States.

A masked man wielding a knife then decapitates him.

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Death toll as Lebanese army, militants clash

Lebanese military forces battled militants in Tripoli on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of two militants and two civilians, the Lebanese army said.

At least six Lebanese soldiers -- including an officer -- were killed, according to Lebanon's…

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Grief over U.S.-Palestinian boy shot by IDF

The slayings of Israeli and Palestinian teens during the summer was a bloody precursor to the Gaza-Israeli conflict that took more than 2,000 lives.

Now, once more, children on both sides have lost their lives violently, rending hearts and stoking…

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U.S.: Palestinian-American killed by IDF

A Palestinian-American minor has been killed by the Israel Defense Forces, the U.S. State Department said.

According to a press release from the State Department, the youth was killed Friday during clashes in Silwad, a town in the West Bank. The…

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Iraqi forces, Kurds claim gains against ISIS

Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday, as they battle to keep ISIS militants in check.

In a post on Facebook, al-Abadi saluted the…

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Mother of US hostage asks for ISIS response

The mother of American hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig has sent a tweet appealing for a response from ISIS to the family's pleas for his life.

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Police: At least 27 killed in terror attack

At least 27 Egyptian security personnel were killed in a car bombing in the country's Sinai region, according to the Egyptian state media agency Al-Ahram.

At least 28 other people were injured in the attack, which took place at a checkpoint in Karam…

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Surge in fighting threatens Yemen's survival

Yemen is going through its greatest upheaval since protests erupted during the Arab Spring more than three years ago.

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Turkey: Iraqi Kurds can join fight for Kobani

A deal has been reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to pass through Turkey to help Syrian Kurdish fighters in the besieged town of Kobani, just over the border in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.

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Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq shooting

After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.

Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team's sniper, was found guilty…

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