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Trump plays peacemaker, hosting Abbas at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump. Sean Rayford / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP President Donald Trump will play peacemaker at the White House on Wednesday, meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas as part of an effort to end the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict. After hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in ...

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Powerful IS-claimed blast targets NATO convoy in Kabul

A powerful blast targeting an armoured NATO convoy in Kabul killed at least eight people and wounded 28 Wednesday, including three coalition troops, officials said in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The explosion, which came during morning rush hour on a busy road near the US embassy ...

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Nine Malian soldiers killed in central Mali attack

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 13, 2017 shows French soldiers involved in the regional anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane sit on a vehicle during the visit of the French Presidentin Africa’s Sahel region in Gao, northern Mali. The anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane has killed or captured some 20 jihadists this weekend ...

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