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Iraqi declares 'total victory' over Islamic State in Mosul
Iraq on Monday declared "total victory" over the Islamic State group in Mosul, retaking full control of the country's second-largest city three years after it was seized by extremists bent on building a global caliphate.
U.S. proposes new UN sanctions on North Korea
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley aims to put to a vote within weeks a UN Security Council resolution to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea over its long-range ballistic missile test, several senior UN diplomats said Monday, according to Reuters.
Japan to host TPP Pacific Rim trade pact talks, minus the US
Members of a Pacific Rim trade initiative rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump are to hold working-level talks Wednesday in the Japanese mountain resort town of Hakone, west of Tokyo.
Turkey detains dozens of tech staff suspected of coup links
Turkish authorities have ordered the arrest of 105 people working in information technology who were believed to have been involved in the attempted military coup a year ago, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday.
Mosul: US commander says Iraq must stop Islamic State 2.0
The senior US commander in Iraq has warned that the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) is not over, despite a 'historic' victory in Mosul.
Pro-Hezbollah Newspaper Warns Israelis to Expect ‘Rain of Rockets'
A leading article published in a Beirut newspaper known for its close ties to Hezbollah has stated baldly that the Lebanese Shia terrorist organization is now being deployed by its Iranian paymasters across the Middle East, warning that Israel can expect “the rain of rockets that will fall in the midst of summer.”
Threat of Hezbollah growing with Iranian aid
President Reuven Rivlin delivered a speech Monday at the Memorial Ceremony for the fallen of the Second Lebanon War, marking the 11th anniversary of the war, at the Memorial Hall on Mount Herzl.
Israel backs Hungary, says financier Soros is a threat
Israel's foreign ministry has issued a statement denouncing U.S. billionaire George Soros, a move that appeared designed to align Israel more closely with Hungary ahead of a visit to Budapest next week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Inside the United States
Thousands flee raging wildfires in western US, Canada
Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground.
Number of Uninsured Americans Increases By Nearly 2 Million
The number of Americans without health insurance has increased by nearly 2 million since the beginning of 2017, according to a report from Gallup.
U.S. military plane crashes in Mississippi, 16 Marines dead
A U.S. Marine aircraft crashed in Mississippi Monday night and all 16 passengers on board are dead.