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Gaza confrontation spurs international criticism

International | The heightened clashes further dim hopes of peace between Israel and Palestine
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/15/18, 05:59 pm

Israel is receiving international backlash this week after Israeli Defense Forces on Monday opened fire across a border fence on Palestinian protesters, killing at least 59 and wounding thousands more. The deadly protests, which have been happening along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip since late March, were fueled in part this week by the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The Israeli military accused protesters of trying to cross the border and said some hurled explosives at Israeli troops. 

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Afghan mosque bombing kills 14 people

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/07/18, 10:18 am

An explosion Sunday inside an eastern Afghan mosque, where people also gathered to register as voters, killed at least 14 people and injured about 33 others, officials said. Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor in Khost, confirmed the attack. “The blast happened while people were busy with prayers, meanwhile in other parts of the mosque, people had gathered to get their voter registration cards for the election,” he said.

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Turkey’s power play

International | How the NATO member straddling Europe and Asia benefits from the Syrian refugee crisis
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/30/18, 11:10 am

SYRIA: Turkey is now home to nearly 4 million Syrian refugees. That’s like setting down sprawling Los Angeles in a more densely populated Texas. But that didn’t stop Turkey from launching an offensive into Syria two months ago, something that represents a land grab and mass expulsion of Christians, Kurds, and Yazidis. In the latest issue of WORLD Magazine, I report on how a migrant deal with the European Union is giving Turkey inordinate power over the West.

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