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Gaza Blockade Should Be Lifted, Coalition of Aid Groups Says

Reconstruction of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed in last summer's Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has barely begun and living conditions in the territory have only worsened six months after donor countries pledged $3.5 billion, a coalition of international aid groups said Monday.<p>The …

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Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

A photograph that has posed a Civil War mystery, puzzling historians for three decades, appears to be a long-surviving hoax.<p>The mysterious photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo — showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship — surfaced in 1986. Some historians …

Ex-guards get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison …

Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signaling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his …

U.S. Military Should Stay Home: America, Not Iran, Is Biggest Threat To Mideast Stability

The Obama administration’s decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East. One complaint is that the talks were not broad enough. They did not address Iran’s malign intervention throughout the Middle …

7 Secrets to Hitting Your Reset Button

Dr. Michael Roizen is the Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and the four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of …

Tehran to try Washington Post bureau chief on espionage charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jason Rezaian has sat in jail in Iran for nearly nine months. The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran was arrested in July on unspecified allegations. It took more than four months for a judge to hear charges against him.<p>They remained publicly undisclosed until last week.<p>The …

Fallouja illustrates Iraq's challenge in retaking cities from Islamic State

At the Nuaimiyah military base on the edge of long-troubled Fallouja, Iraqi soldiers often sleep outdoors, gambling that they will be better protected by sandbags than by flimsy, flammable huts as they endure a nightly cascade of mortar shells and fiery flares.<p>"The walls are corkboard," explained …

Islamic State threatens to repeat 9/11 in new video warning to America

Isil supporters launch social media blitz with hashtag #WeWillBurnUSAgain<p><b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant'</b>s social media have launched a new campaign threatening to repeat 9/11 and bring war to America.<p>The campaign, given the hashtag #WeWillBurnUSAgain, is accompanied by a video compilation …

Tom Cotton: Obama's Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War

The hawkish junior senator from Arkansas discusses the president's motivations—and his own.<p>Tom Cotton strikes me as the most interesting Senate freshman for any number of reasons, not least of which is his uncanny ability to draw attention to himself, most notably when he convinced 46 of his …

Middle East

Epic tragedy: 800,000 Nigerian kids displaced by Boko Haram, violence

<b>(CNN) —</b> The abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls a year ago this week captured global attention and inspired the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, but the horrors for Nigeria's children are widespread.<p>"Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast …