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Israeli Troops, Hamas Break Humanitarian Ceasefire

A short-lived “humanitarian truce” between Tel Aviv and Hamas was broken Sunday afternoon with the resumption of fighting in the neighborhood of Shejaya, according to Agence France Presse. In less than an hour after the so-called ceasefire was implemented, Israel’s military said that its personnel were shot at in Shejaya, and thus resumed fighting accordingly. […]

MV Cape Ray. File photo
MV Cape Ray. File photo

Cape Ray Continues Neutralizing Syrian Chemical Materials

By Terri Moon Cronk Teams aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria’s declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters on Friday. Personnel aboard the ship began the chemical materials neutralizing process in international waters earlier this month. “As of this morning, the crew […]

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Iraq: ISIS Abducting, Killing, Expelling Minorities

The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) is killing, kidnapping, and threatening religious and ethnic minorities in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Since capturing Mosul on June 10, 2014, the armed Sunni extremist group has seized at least 200 Turkmen, Shabaks, and Yazidis, killed at least 11 of them, and ordered […]