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Iraqi pilgrims barred from returning home to Mosul

Mosul Iraqis kept from returning homeLike hundreds of elderly men and women from the Iraqi city of Mosul, Hajji Ahmed left in August to participate in the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Leaving the militant-held city comes at a high price. Many residents are now forced to give up the deed to their homes as collateral to ensure they return — a tactic the militant group uses to keep civilians from fleeing the city.


U.S. Sends Troops To Fight Boko Haram In Cameroon

US sends troops to CameroonU.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday informed Congress he is sending about 300 U.S. military personnel to Cameroon, the White House said, part of a stepped-up effort by Washington to counter the violent group Boko Haram.

An advance force of U.S. military personnel has arrived in Cameroon, an administration official said on condition of anonymity.


Israeli troops, Palestinians clash in West Bank

Palestians clash with IsraelisDozens of Palestinian protesters are clashing with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.  Masked Palestinians are throwing stones in Wednesday's protest at forces who are responding with tear gas and stun grenades.

Hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded in fierce clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank and east Jerusalem which erupted a month ago over tensions surrounding a Jerusalem holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims.


Peace process over, it’s Year Zero for Israelis and Palestinians

Peace talks deadA month from now, Israel will mark 20 years since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the prime minister who signed the Oslo Accord. The night he was shot by a Jewish nationalist, Yigal Amir, Rabin appeared onstage at a peace rally in Tel Aviv, where he joined singer Miri Aloni, delivering an off-key and embarrassed rendition of the famous 1960s anti-war song “Shir LaShalom” (“Song to Peace”). A blood-spattered leaflet bearing the song’s lyrics was found in his suit pocket and became an enduring metaphor for the tragedy.

Worse was to come: Thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis have been killed in the two decades of violence that followed — a cycle once again on the uptick. Today Aloni makes her living as a busker. Twice a week, she cradles her guitar on a stool outside Tel Aviv’s squalid Carmel Market and performs her golden oldies for spare change, yelling at people who try to take her photograph. Thus the fortunes of what was once known as Israel’s peace camp.


Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine

Maylasian airliner hit by rebel missileThe missile that downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17 exploded less than a meter from the cockpit, killing the crew inside instantly and breaking off the front of the plane, the Dutch Safety Board said Tuesday as it presented the results of an official probe into the crash in eastern Ukraine.

It added that the tragedy that killed all 298 people aboard the plane on July 17, 2014, wouldn't have happened if anyone had thought to close the airspace of eastern Ukraine to passenger planes as fighting raged below.


Mother Teresa Charity Stops Adoptions to Single and Divorced People

Mother Teresa nunsThe Missionaries of Charity does not feel single and divorced people offer stable homes for orphans

Thirty orphanages that are part of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charities system have decided to shut down adoptions rather than comply with an Indian law that eases the adoption process for divorced and single people.

“We have already shut our adoption services, because we believe our children may not receive real love,” Sister Amala of Nirmala Shishu Bhawan, a New Delhi orphanage run by the Missionaries of Charity, said. “We do not wish to give children to single parents or divorced people. It is not a religious rule but a human rule. Children need both parents, male and female. That is only natural, isn’t it?”


Pregnant woman, child killed in Gaza by Israeli airstrike

Gaza deathsAn Israeli airstrike killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her 2-year-old daughter in Gaza Sunday, a Gaza health official said, while in the West Bank, police said a Palestinian woman detonated an explosive in her car at a checkpoint, injuring an Israeli soldier and herself.

The attack appeared to mark the first use of explosives in the current round of mounting violence that follows a series of stabbing and shooting attacks.


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