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Israel pulls out of Gaza peace talks over latest Hamas rocket fire

Some rockets did land in open areas of southern Israel, while two others were intercepted by the Israeli Defense Force.

Top Saudi cleric: Islamic State is Islam's No. 1 enemy

Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and Al Qaeda are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims.

Is the Kremlin's two-avenue 'diplomacy' in Ukraine paying off?

Russia's dueling shipments of humanitarian aid to refugees and arms to rebels in Ukraine go toward the same end, experts say: leveraging a peace on Kremlin terms.

Lebanon to US: We need military aid, too

Lebanon's Army is seeking more US military equipment, including anti-tank missiles, after a tough fight earlier this month against Sunni jihadis that exposed its shortcomings.

At least 6 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

At least six people were confirmed dead and 22 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in several landslides.

Argentina car crash kills 3 relatives of pope

Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local officials said.