Resume Israel-Palestine talks, urges Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday called for a resumption of the Israel-Palestinian peace process, saying the talks were vital in the fight against extremism. “It is imperative that we find a way to get back to the negotiations,” Kerry said at a State Department ceremony marking the[…]

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Houthi fighters seize Yemen city of Ibb

Houthi rebels have seized more territory south of Yemen’s capital, including the city of Ibb, near an al-Qaeda stronghold. Witnesses said that dozens of cars carrying Houthi fighters were seen arriving in Ibb on Wednesday, an area bordering al-Bayda province, a bastion of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The[…]

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More bodies found in Nepal avalanche area

A snowstorm in the Himalayan region of central Nepal has killed at least 27 people, including eight foreigners and a group of local yak herders, while dozens of climbers remain unaccounted for, officials have said. Improving weather conditions allowed rescue workers to recover the bodies of four trekkers – two[…]

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High-level Korean talks end without progress

High-level military discussions between North and South Korea made no progress on disputed issues such as the maritime border between the two neighbours, the government in Seoul said, according to a media report Thursday. The two sides reached no agreement on their de facto maritime border in the seas west[…]

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Mexico widens search for missing students

Mexican police sent horse-mounted patrols and officers with trained dogs up into the hills around the city of Iguala on Wednesday in an expanded search for 43 college students missing since a clash with police last month. The stepped-up hunt was ordered after investigators determined that 28 sets of human[…]

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US: Hundreds of ISIL rebels killed in Kobane

US-led air strikes have killed several hundred Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters around the Syrian town of Kobane, the Pentagon said, but it cautioned that the town near Turkey’s border could still fall to the Sunni rebel group. The US-led coalition launched about 40 air strikes[…]

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Knesset members join protest at Al-Aqsa

Members of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, have stood alongside hundreds of Palestinians in a peaceful protest outside the Lion’s gate of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem. Wednesday’s gathering was called to protest against the rules and restrictions imposed by the Israeli government on Palestinians wishing to enter[…]

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Rival militias fight for Libya’s Benghazi

Renewed fighting has broken out in Benghazi, a day after the retired general Khalifa Haftar vowed to “liberate” the city from what he called terrorists. Sources told Al Jazeera that gunfire and explosions were heard early on Wednesday and that aircraft belonging to the general’s forces were striking targets around[…]

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WHO finds 70 percent Ebola mortality rate

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa kills seven out of 10 victims and new cases could hit 10,000 a week within two months if it is not brought under control, the World Health Organisation has said. Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO’s assistant director-general, said on Tuesday that the death rate was[…]

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