Israel Says Overnight Strike on Gaza House Killed Islamic Jihad Commander

Israel’s military said Thursday that an overnight strike in Gaza that Palestinians officials say left eight members of the same family dead killed an Islamic Jihad commander.

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Palestinian Death Toll From Israeli Strikes Rises to 22: Gaza Ministry

The Palestinian death toll from Israeli raids in the Gaza Strip has risen to 22, the enclave’s health ministry said Wednesday, as Israel said it carried out further strikes on militant sites.

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Iraq as a Failed State

The last few weeks have shown that Iraqis have effectively run out of patience with what has become yet another failed, corrupt government.

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Rocket Fire After Israeli Gaza Strike Kills Palestinian Commander

Israel’s military killed a commander of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, prompting retaliatory rocket fire and fears of a severe escalation in violence.

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U.S. Calls on Iraq to Hold Early Elections

The United States has called on Iraq’s government to stop using violence against protesters, reform its electoral system and hold early elections, after weeks of unrest in which security forces have killed nearly 300 protesters.

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In Berlin, Pompeo Says Allied Democracies Must Work Together

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing the need for allied democracies to work together, saying that the Trump administration’s stances on NATO spending, Iran, Chinese technology and a new Russian-German pipeline are meant to defend hard-won freedoms.

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