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Taliban announces start of spring offensive in Afghanistan
The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to launch large-scale offensives against government strongholds backed by suicide and guerrilla attacks to drive Afghanistan's Western-backed government from power.
Syrian cease-fire strained by new clashes ahead of talks
Government forces and rebels clashed Sunday across northern and western Syria, imperiling the month-long cease-fire ahead of peace talks in Geneva, while airstrikes pounded the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, killing dozens.
2 more suspects charged in Brussels bombings
Belgian authorities have charged two more men with offenses related to the Brussels bombings.
Hezbollah acquires advance Russian air-defense systems
Israeli intelligence has confirmed to the German newspaper Bild, that Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terrorist army that has vowed to destroy the Jewish state, has acquired advanced Russian anti-aircraft weapons systems that were given by the Russian military to the Syrian armed forces, reports The Times of Israel. The SA-17 Buk missile battery is a game changer and will directly threaten Israeli aircraft operating in northern Israel and the region.
75,523f7c Gazans still displaced after 2014 war, UN says
Some 18 months after Israel's Operation Protective Edge campaign in the Gaza Strip, some 75,523f7c Gazans are still internally displaced, with almost one in four people (23%) living in the rubble of their damaged homes, according to a report published Monday.
Netanyahu: Israel hit weapons convoys in Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday acknowledged that Israel had struck weapons convoys in Syria making their way to Hezbollah, as he toured the Golan Heights to visit the site of an Israel Defense Forces reservists military drill.
Israeli firm unveils 'Drone Dome' that defends against aerial attacks
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled the Drone Dome on Monday, a system designed to detect and neutralize hostile drones.
Palestinian Authority: Abbas establishes constitutional court
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday established the first ever Palestinian constitutional court, Reuters reported on Monday.
Inside the United States
Obama pressed on top-secret 9/11 report
In 10 days, President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia at a time of deep mistrust between the two allies, and lingering doubts about the Saudi commitment to fighting violent Islamic extremism. It also comes at a time when the White House and intelligence officials are reviewing whether to declassify one of the country's most sensitive documents -- known as the '28 pages.' They have to do with 9/11 and the possible existence of a Saudi support network for the hijackers while they were in the U.S.
Scarier than we initially thought: CDC sounds warning on Zika virus
Public health officials used their strongest language to date in warning about a Zika outbreak in the United States, as the Obama administration lobbied Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the mosquito-borne virus.
Goldman Sachs settles mortgage fraud case for $5 billion
Goldman Sachs will pay more than $5 billion in fines and penalties to resolve a housing bubble-era mortgage fraud case with federal and state governments, the Department of Justice announced Monday.
Social Security still paying potentially bogus disability claims 3 years after fraud exposed
Investigators identified nearly 2,523f7c cases of potentially phony disability claims stemming from a massive Social Security fraud scheme, but three years after the scam was first exposed, the government says it's still struggling to stop the payments.
This Delaware Address Is Home to 200,523f7c Shell Companies -- Including Hillary Clinton's
The address 1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington, Del., has become known in recent years as the epicenter of U.S. corporate secrecy. The squat, split-level building is the official address of over 285,523f7c companies, many of which are looking to take advantage of Delaware's Panama-like secrecy rules, tax incentives, and business-friendly case law.
Bloomberg Poll: Married Women Hurt Trump in Coming Contests
Donald Trump is viewed negatively by almost three-quarters of married women in a potential general election and trails Hillary Clinton by double digits among those voters, highlighting his weakness in a key segment of the Republican base.
Donald Trump blasts 'rigged' GOP system after latest setback
Billionaire Donald Trump unloaded Monday on the Colorado GOP for what he called a 'rigged' system after being swept at last weekend's convention, but the attack also drew attention to his biggest weakness: his sloppy ground game.
Pastor Saeed Pleads for First Female Underground Church Leader in Iranian Prison
Pastor Saeed Abedini is pleading for the release of another Christian convert still imprisoned in Iran.
Tens of Thousands Cry Out for Unity, Revival at 'Azusa Now' Rally
Tens of thousands of Christians filled the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles over the weekend to pray for a spiritual revival to sweep across the nation.
Syria war: IS group killed 21 Christians in al-Qaryatain, says patriarch
Reports are emerging of the killing of Syrian Christians by Islamic State militants in the town of al-Qaryatain.
Holy Bible on List of 'Challenged' Books at Libraries
On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises.