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U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.
NPR.org | Aug 27, 2014 07:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt.
Al Jazeera | Aug 27, 2014 07:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
US man 'fighting for IS group' dies in Syria Douglas McCain, a one-time aspiring rapper from California, reported killed in fighting against al-Nusra Front forces.
Al Jazeera | Aug 27, 2014 06:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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American Fighting for ISIS Is Killed in Syria Douglas McAuthur McCains death is an early clue for American officials as they try to identify the Americans who have joined ISIS.
New York Times | Aug 27, 2014 02:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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American Journalist, Released by Al Qaedas Syrian Branch, Flies Home to His Family Peter Theo Curtis, who had been held captive for nearly two years by the Nusra Front, was released after the government of Qatar intervened on his behalf, his family said.
New York Times | Aug 27, 2014 02:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.S. Mobilizes Allies to Widen Assault on ISIS President Obama is nearing a decision to authorize airstrikes and airdrops around Amerli, an Iraqi town that has been under siege by militants for more than two months.
New York Times | Aug 27, 2014 01:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing: U.S. Fires on an Iranian Boat A United States Coast Guard vessel fired Tuesday on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf in what the Defense Department said was a defensive maneuver.
New York Times | Aug 27, 2014 01:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies The White House says it was aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in Syria, though it did not confirm he was fighting with the Islamic State. The terrorist group claims McCain died in battle.
NPR.org | Aug 27, 2014 12:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Cease-Fire Extended, but Not on Hamass Terms The long-term deal, proposed by Egypt, halts the longest, bloodiest battle either side has experienced in years, but without resolving many of the bigger issues underlying the conflict.
New York Times | Aug 27, 2014 12:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thousands attend Yemen pro-government rally Demonstrators call for an end to Houthi rebellion, as sectarian rhetoric divides country.
Al Jazeera | Aug 26, 2014 9:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend