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The U.S. led an international air drop of relief supplies to an Iraqi town that has been surrounded by Sunni militants. War planes also struck at Islamic State forces in conjunction with the relief mission.
Clashes erupted between al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday. Later, the Philippine military chief said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers had escaped.
Pakistan’s government said late Saturday the prime minister wouldn’t step down, after police and security forces beat back protesters who tried to march on his official residence.
Ukraine’s showdown with Moscow deepened as Putin lashed out and sidestepped allegations that Russian troops are in Ukraine’s territory. The crisis underlines a key issue facing NATO allies gathering next week for a two-day summit: Will Russian aggression prompt alliance members to pay more for defense?
Nawaz Sharif appears embattled a day after the country’s powerful military intervened in the standoff between protesters and his government.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to raise taxes is taking a toll, hurting household spending and putting his “Abenomics” revival plan at risk.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of a United Nations-supervised vote audit, nearly upending the country’s political transition less than a week before a planned presidential inauguration.
The Pakistani military is close to an agreement forcing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to relinquish control of security affairs and foreign policy.
Islamic State runs an illicit economy in Syria and Iraq, pirating oil while exacting tribute from locals, making it one of the world’s richest terror groups.
Israel and Hamas agreed to their first open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of military confrontation and will resume truce talks in Cairo in the coming days.