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1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

  At least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq during June as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. According to the UN human rights team in Iraq, there were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala...

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

At least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq during June as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. According to the UN human rights team in Iraq, there were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala...

US, Iran, longtime enemies, now potential partners

US, Iran, longtime enemies, now potential partners

It's the fog of diplomacy. For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. How is it that adversaries that haven't trusted each other for 35 years could cooperate on...

Insurgents in eastern Ukraine declare independence

Insurgents in eastern Ukraine declare independence

Pro-Moscow insurgents in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday and sought to join Russia, undermining upcoming presidential elections, strengthening the Kremlin's hand and putting pressure on Kiev to hold talks with the separatists following a referendum on self-rule. Russia signaled it has no intention of subsuming eastern Ukraine the way it annexed Crimea in March....

Pak Taliban announce month-long ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban yesterday announced a one-month ceasefire aimed at reviving peace talks after receiving what it said were government assurances it would not be attacked. Speculation has mounted that the Pakistani military is planning an offensive against the insurgents after talks between the militants and government broke down. "The senior leadership of the Taliban advises all subgroups to respect the Taliban's call for a ceasefire and abide by it and completely refrain from all jihadi activities in this time period,"...

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