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Video Claims to Show U.S. Reporter’s Beheading by ISIS

published about 3 hours ago
Video Claims to Show U.S. Reporter’s Beheading by ISIS
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria beheaded Steven J. Sotloff and posted a video of it online, according to an organization that tracks jihadist web postings.

Palestinian Leaders Want Three-Year Deadline on Israeli Occupation

published about 4 hours ago
A senior aide to Mahmoud Abbas said he would would seek a Security Council resolution to compel Israel to withdraw.

Letter From the Middle East: Gaza Crossing Reflects Israel-Hamas Unreality

published about 5 hours ago
Letter From the Middle East: Gaza Crossing Reflects Israel-Hamas Unreality
The Erez crossing is one of the focal points of the cease-fire that finally halted the hostilities last week between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Targets Shabab Leader

published about 6 hours ago
U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Targets Shabab Leader
Somali and American officials said Tuesday that the leader of the Shabab, the Somali militant group that has allied itself with Al Qaeda, may have been killed.

Op-Ed Contributors: ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline

published about 10 hours ago
Op-Ed Contributors: ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline
Amid the mayhem of war, the trade in looted antiquities is thriving, and ISIS is careful to take its cut.