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Saudis in Rare Israel Visit, Meet Senior Official Dore Gold

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  The head of a rare Saudi delegation to Israel and the occupied West Bank met a senior Israeli government official during his trip, Israel’s foreign ministry told AFP on Sunday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the meeting

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Libya: Battle to Force Islamic State Out of Qaddafi’s Birthplace Continues

A little more than a month ago, Libyan forces claimed they had all but driven the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) out of their stronghold in Sirte, birthplace of Muammar Gaddafi. “We think that Sirte will be liberated within days, not weeks,” a military spokesman said, saying the only real problem remaining was an infestation of ISIS snipers.

Obama Holds Bilateral Meeting With Russian President Putin At UN

Russia Bombed U.S Base in Syria to Pressure Obama to Join Forces

The Russian military on June 16 bombed a “secret base” near the Jordanian border in Syria used by “elite American and British forces” as part of efforts to strong arm the Obama administration into agreeing to cooperate with Moscow, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).