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Globe Trot: Baghdad roiled by political turmoil inside, ISIS outside

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International | IRAQ: Here’s one way to look at the dramatic fall of Iraq: In March, British bank Standard Chartered opened its first branch in Erbil, the capital of…

Genocide unfolds again in Iraq

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Iraq | Despite U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops, the Yazidi sect remain cut off from all rescue

Globe Trot: Fighting resumes in Gaza after short-lived ceasefire

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International | GAZA:  Two rockets were fired last night from Gaza just before the end of an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire, and Hamas said it was ready to resume fighting.

A ‘ruthless campaign’

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Iraq | President Obama steps into Iraq’s deadly turmoil

Toward ‘a sustained quiet’

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Israel | Israel's explosive pursuit of Hamas won remarkable support amid tragedy, reflecting a changing Middle East calculus

Borderline crazy

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Middle East | Not-so-internal conflicts are redrawing the map of the world

Globe Trot: U.S. general killed in Afghanistan remembered as a family man

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International | AFGHANISTAN: Major Gen. Harold Greene became the first two-star U.S. general killed in action since the Vietnam War yesterday. He is also the first U.S.

Globe Trot: Conflict then, conflict now

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International | GUNS OF AUGUST: World War I began 100 years ago today, and services commemorating the centenary have begun in Britain and across Europe. (Watch live updates…

Globe Trot: Soldiers called out in West Africa’s battle with Ebola

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International | SIERRA LEONE has called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, as the World Health Organization reports 57 new deaths in 4 days and dispatches 50 new health…

Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

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International | AFGHANISTAN: World events are moving Western focus elsewhere, and a Taliban advance is going unreported with U.S. forces in decline and an election crisis…

Globe Trot: Ramadan ends but jihadist-led violence continues

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International | EID AL-FITR: Today marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr celebration to end the season of fasting. President Barack Obama…

Steady destruction—and deafening silence

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Iraq | The Islamic State destroys Jonah’s tomb and other Judeo-Christian sites in Mosul while President Obama remains mute

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