Syria's army, allies plan offensive against insurgents in Aleppo

BEIRUT - Syria's army along with Iranian and Hezbollah allies will soon launch a ground attack supported by Russian air strikes against insurgents in the Aleppo area, two senior regional officials told Reuters on Tuesday. | Video

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Palestinian 'Day of Rage' attacks kill three: Israeli police

JERUSALEM - Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, police said, on a "Day of Rage" declared by Palestinian groups. | Video

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Exclusive: Jeb Bush says Putin's Russia should face consequences over Syria

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - Republican Jeb Bush vowed on Tuesday to take a more aggressive approach to countering Russia if he is elected president next year, calling Vladimir Putin an "agile adversary" who is exploiting a vacuum of U.S. leadership in Syria and elsewhere.

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Washington Post reporter held in Iran angry, depressed, brother says

WASHINGTON - Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter jailed in an espionage case in Tehran, heard of his conviction on Iranian state TV and is depressed and angry about being deprived of information about his case, his brother said on Tuesday. | Video

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Exclusive: Syrian army, allies preparing attack in Aleppo area - sources

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and allied Iranian and Hezbollah forces are preparing for a ground offensive against insurgents in the Aleppo area backed by Russian air strikes, two senior regional officials familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.

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Twitter announces layoffs as CEO Dorsey looks to revive growth

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Blasts in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri kill at least seven: Red Cross

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Blasts detonated by three suicide bombers in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri killed at least seven people on Tuesday, the Red Cross and a vigilante group member said.