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    Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
    Oct04

    Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian parliament member says his son carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq just three months after the family failed to prevent him from joining the Islamic State extremist group. Jordan is part of an international military coalition against IS, but the group has some grassroots support in the country. Parliamentarian...

    Why Afghanistan Is Going To Fall To The Taliban Again. And It’s Not Why You Think.
    Oct04

    Why Afghanistan Is Going To Fall To The Taliban Again. And It’s Not Why You Think.

    Last week, the Taliban began the process of retaking Afghanistan, starting with the northern city of Kunduz. The U.S. and Afghan governments have since been battling to recapture it — a fight that included the U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed at least 12 medical staff, along with at least seven patients, on...

    Pope’s blessing, Netanyahu’s silence: Key UN summit moments
    Oct04

    Pope’s blessing, Netanyahu’s silence: Key UN summit moments

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama and even celebrities like Daniel Craig and Shakira dropped by a whirlwind U.N. summit that drew more than 150 world leaders, a record, and ended Saturday afternoon. Here are some notable moments: ___ “May the Almighty bless this assembly, and may its...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Oct. 4
    Oct03

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Oct. 4

    Rebel forces have attacked government troops, killing 14 of them and wounding 42 others, said military spokesman Col. Philip Aguer. The demonstrations were part of what organizers called a global march for rhinos and elephants, whose populations have been severely reduced by criminal networks that sell rhino horn and elephant ivory for high...

    Putin, Obama and the Middle East
    Oct03

    Putin, Obama and the Middle East

    The latest news from what used to be Syria is that Russian pilots have undertaken combat missions on behalf of the Assad regime—but not so much against ISIS. Some Syrian rebels who have been receiving U.S. aid via the CIA since 2013 appear to be among the targets—so claimed Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and he should know. Worse, despite...

    Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal
    Oct03

    Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal

    Kiev (AFP) – Warring sides in Ukraine on Saturday announced the start of smaller weapons withdrawal from a buffer zone as the West admitted that securing long-lasting peace would take longer than expected.After key talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris on Friday, French President Francois Hollande said the implementation of a...

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine
    Oct03

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine

    SCHASTYE, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-caliber weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin promised to use influence in Donbass for progress on Minsk deal: Kremlin
    Oct03

    Putin promised to use influence in Donbass for progress on Minsk deal: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had promised to use his influence in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region to ensure progress… …read more Source:...

    Putin Woos The Euros
    Oct03

    Putin Woos The Euros

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with European leaders and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Friday to discuss further steps in de-escalating the conflict in Ukraine. The takeaway? The Minsk process, which was to see Ukraine get back control over its eastern border with Russia, will not complete by the end of the year. Part of the problem...

    Smaller-weapons Pullback Begins in Ukraine
    Oct03

    Smaller-weapons Pullback Begins in Ukraine

    Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-caliber weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people.Under an agreement reached week, tanks, artillery pieces and mortars with a caliber of less… …read more Source:...