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Cure Hospital, Afghanistan

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Chicago pediatrician among 3 killed by guard

A Chicago pediatrician who "felt called" to move to Afghanistan to treat children and train physicians was among three Americans killed at a Kabul hospital Thursday by an Afghan guard.

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Israel: Hamas presence a no-go for talks

Israel's Security Cabinet announced Thursday the country won't hold peace negotiations with a Palestinian government backed by the militant Hamas movement.

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Hamas, Fatah aim to form unity government

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah announced Wednesday they've agreed to reconcile -- a development that could see the Palestinian territories under a unified leadership for the first time in years.

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Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri

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U.S. involved in Yemen anti-terror operation

The United States offered extensive assistance beyond drone strikes during a massive anti-terror operation in Yemen, including flying Yemeni commandos to a site where they killed scores of suspected al Qaeda members, a U.S. official said.

U.S.…

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Syria announces presidential election

As more reports of bloodshed and chaos emerged from Syria on Monday, the government announced it will hold presidential elections on June 3.

Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said the constitutional court will start accepting presidential…

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Yemen strikes may target top al Qaeda leaders

A "massive and unprecedented" assault against al Qaeda fighters in Yemen appears to be targeting high-level operatives of the terrorist network, U.S. analysts said Monday.

It wasn't clear who those targets are, but Yemen's government says it has…

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2 UNICEF staffers missing in Pakistan

Police are investigating after two UNICEF staff members went missing in Karachi, Pakistan, a United Nations spokesman said Sunday.

The staffers went missing on Thursday evening, United Nations spokesman Vittorio Cammarota said.

Police are in close…

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Gunmen target prominent Pakistani news anchor

Gunmen wounded a prominent Pakistani TV news anchor on Saturday in an attack his brother linked to the nation's government, despite its firm denial.

Hamid Mir was shot three times by gunmen in a car and on two motorcycles near Karachi's airport, his…

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Air strike in Yemen kills suspected militants

A drone strike in Yemen on Saturday killed at least 10 suspected al Qaeda militants but also inadvertently resulted in the deaths of three civilian day laborers, a high-level Yemeni government official told CNN.

The strike targeted a pickup in…

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Victim's mother halts hanging in Iran

The images tell a story of anguish and forgiveness.

The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer this week -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.

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