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US airstrikes kill 15 Syrian civilians in Aleppo: Report

At least 15 civilians, including three children, have been killed in northern Syria in US airstrikes purportedly targeting Daesh positions in the Arab country, a report says. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Wednesday that the attacks had occurred in the city of Manbij in Aleppo Province during the ...

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Turkey warns Germany over Armenian ‘genocide’ vote

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says a resolution expected to be approved by German lawmakers declaring the 1915 killings of Armenians a genocide will damage ties with Berlin. Speaking at a news conference in the capital Ankara on Wednesday, Yildirim called the resolution “ridiculous.” German lawmakers are expected Thursday to back ...

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Saudi FM: Still too early for peace with Israel

Saudi Arabia says it is still early to engage in negotiations with Israel within the format of a “peace” initiative, despite the fact that Riyadh has reportedly agreed to tailor the plan to Tel Aviv’s demands. “It’s a little early for one to assess the seriousness of the Israeli side ...

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Jordan’s King Abdullah swears in new government

Jordan’s King Abdullah has sworn in a new government led byPrime Minister Hani Mulqi, charging him with overseeing preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The new government came to power on Wednesday, three days after the monarch dissolved the parliament and appointed Mulqi as caretaker prime minister. The parliament neared ...

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‘Opportunist’ Trump ‘significantly damaged’ America: Sanders

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump a “very dangerous man,” saying he has “already significantly damaged this country.” “I think Trump is incredibly irresponsible and an incredibly dangerous person,” Sanders said in an interview with the Rolling Stone magazine published on Tuesday. “A ...

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Family in gorilla episode to be investigated: Police

Police in Cincinnati, Ohio say they will be investigating a family whose boy entered a gorilla enclosure in a zoo last weekend, causing the zoo officials to fatally shoot the animal. The 3-year-old boy, who remained unidentified, was visiting the zoo with his family Saturday when he slipped through a ...

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