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ISIL, Brotherhood suspected in car bomb attack that killed Egypt’s top prosecutor

Hisham Barakat (seated left), at the high court in Cairo with a group of newly appointed female judges earlier this month.  /Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Special to Egypt’s chief prosecutor, who had handed down death sentences to hundreds of supporters of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, was killed in a car bomb attack in Cairo on June 29. Officials said Hisham Barakat, 64, […]

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Rival factions expected to sign UN agreement on Libyan unity government

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon holds a press conference on Libya Peace Talks in Skhirat, Morocco on June 29.

Special to Libya’s two rival governments are expected to endorse a UN-brokered unity government following a meeting Sunday on neutral territory in Morocco. The North African nation, beset by chaos, instability and violence since Col. Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown […]

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Even liberals are beginning to panic over Obama’s nuclear sell-out to Iran

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and former Amb. to the UN John Bolton were not the authors of the Op-Ed questioning the Iran nuclear deal.

Special to By Fred Fleitz This morning I read a Washington Post op-ed that provided an especially prescient analysis of the nuclear agreement the Obama administration is seeking with Iran. The author said in the final two paragraphs of […]

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Coming to America? ISIL executes gay men in response to Supreme Court decision

Turkish riot police use water canon on a gay rights demonstrator on June 28.  /Twitter

Special to As supporters of same-sex marriage celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow gay marriage in all 50 states, a different story was unfolding in the Middle East. Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorists executed […]

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Houthis fire missiles at Aden refinery; 14 killed in clashes with Saudis

Yemeni fighters of the southern separatist movement and firefighters attempt to extinguish a flame at an oil refinery in the port city of Aden on June 27.  /AFP

Special to Houthi rebels on June 27 launched missiles at a Yemeni oil refinery while 14 people were killed in clashes between the rebels and Saudi-led forces. The missiles started a huge fire at storage tanks at the Aden […]

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Latest ISIL massacre: 146 civilians dead in Kobane, including women and children,


Special to In a move seen as retribution for recent defeats at the hands of Kurdish fighters, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) massacred 146 civilians in and around the Syria city of Kobane. According to the Syrian […]

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U.S., UK, Germany, Japan still still largest donors for critical global poverty program


Special to By John J. Metzler PARIS — International development assistance still remains a vital element in reducing global poverty. What’s known as Official Development Assistance (ODA) has now reached record levels of over $135 billion annually and is […]

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Morocco denies Iranian accusation it follows ‘Israeli agenda’

Mustapha El Khalfi

Special to Morocco has condemned an Iranian report that accused the North African kingdom of engaging in an “Israeli agenda.” Mustapha El Khalfi, a Moroccan government spokesman, said “Rabat strongly rejects any abuse directed at the kingdom, regardless of […]

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ISIL-tied attack rips Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait, kills 25

A bloodied man walks outside the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bombing attack on June 26.  /AP

Special to A group affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for a bombing attack on a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait on June 26 that left at least 25 people dead. Another 202 people were […]

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‘Break a leg': After all else failed, Kerry seeks Iran deal at all costs

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  /AP

Special to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has struck out many more times than hitting safely during his career, and even spent time on the disabled list after recently breaking his leg. And while negotiating an acceptable nuclear […]

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