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Pakistan mosque: Suicide attack leaves 25 dead

<b>Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> A suicide attack at a Pakistani mosque in the country's tribal areas killed at least 25 people Friday, an official told CNN.<p>Jamaat-ul-Ahra, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the bombing that also injured 34 people, according to the …

As Syria truce holds. al-Qaida affiliate denounces it

BEIRUT (AP) — With much of Syria calm for the past 24 hours, a powerful al-Qaida-linked group sharply criticized the U.S.-Russian-brokered …

From exile, Snowden requests a presidential pardon

WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden, the National Security whistleblower to some and traitor to others, said he will seek a pardon from President Obama for his role in disclosing a series of documents showing government surveillance on American citizens.<p>But the White House appears to be disinclined to …

U.S. and Israel reach agreement on unprecedented amount of military aid

By Carol Morello and<p>Carol Morello<p>National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ruth Eglash<p>Ruth Eglash<p>Reporter covering Israel and the Palestinian territories<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Israel and the United States have reached an agreement that will provide Israel an …

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