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U.S., Arab partners launch first strikes on IS in Syria

WASHINGTON - The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants.

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French national taken in Algeria, group claims kidnapping

PARIS/ALGIERS - A French national was kidnapped in eastern Algeria on Sunday, France's foreign ministry said, and his kidnappers issued a video threatening to kill him if Paris did not halt its intervention in Iraq.

France, Iraq 22 Sep 2014

India's Modi to get rock star reception in New York

NEW YORK - It is a rock 'n' roller's dream to "sell out The Garden," but for a foreign politician to pack New York City’s most famous sports and entertainment arena is another thing entirely.

22 Sep 2014

Israeli troops kill Hamas men blamed for slaying teens: army

JERUSALEM - Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians blamed for abducting and killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incident that spiraled into a seven-week war in Gaza.

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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

MURSITPINAR Turkey - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents. | Video

Turkey, Syria 22 Sep 2014

Sultan seen setting risky precedent in Malaysia opposition crisis

KUALA LUMPUR - The end of a long-running political crisis for Malaysia's opposition has opened up new wounds after a royal sultan took the unprecedented step of choosing a candidate who was not proposed by the majority alliance in the nation's richest state.

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