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Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, a twin-engine, supersonic, all weather multirole fighter takes part in a flying display at the Farnborough Airshow, south west of London, on July 12, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Approves Boeing, Lockheed Fighter Jet Sales to Gulf: Sources

The United States on Wednesday began notifying lawmakers that it has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co (BA.N) fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, and more than $1 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) jets to Bahrain, sources familiar with the decision said.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 29:  Israeli workers prepare a Picture of former Israeli President Shimon Peres into the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, on September 29, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. Peres was hospitalized in the Sheba Medical Centre on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, after suffering a stroke, and passed away last night at the age of 93.  (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israel Preps for Arrival of 80 World Leaders for Peres Funeral

Police on Wednesday issued hasty traffic notifications across Jerusalem as security services prepared for the arrival of dozens of foreign heads of state, ministers and public figures making their way to Israel to attend the funeral ceremony in the capital on Friday of former president Shimon Peres, who died early Wednesday morning at the age of 93.

Russia, St. Petersburg : 2908086 08/09/2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Constantine palace in St. Petersburg, August 9, 2016. Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik

Kremlin Teases Putin Trip to Turkey in October

A Kremlin spokesman said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is finalizing plans to visit Turkey in October, a nation with whom relations have been tense following repeated violations of Turkish airspace that resulted in the downing of a Russian jet over Turkey.

COLOMBIA, - : TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Hector Velasco Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas listen during a "class" on the peace process between the Colombian government and their force, at a camp in the Colombian mountains on February 18, 2016. They still wear green combat fatigues and carry rifles and machetes, but now FARC rebel troops are sitting down in the jungle to receive "classes" on how life will be when they lay down their arms, if their leaders sign a peace deal in March as hoped. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

Venezuela Fears Flood of FARC Terrorists Rejected in Colombia

Members of the Venezuelan anti-socialist opposition are warning that the peace deal with the Marxist terror group FARC in neighboring Colombia could result in a flood of absolved terrorists looking to rebuild their operation in Venezuela, a nation already bludgeoned by the world’s highest inflation rate and a severe food shortage.

IRAQ, Mosul : Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car, bearing an image of the trademark jihadist flag, which belonged to Islamic State (IS) militants after it was targeted by an American air strike in the village of Baqufa, north of Mosul, on August 18,2014. Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed by federal forces and US warplanes pressed a counter-offensive Monday against jihadists after retaking Iraq's largest dam, as the United States and Britain stepped up their military involvement. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Islamic State Hit Hard in Libya, but al-Qaeda Stronger Than Ever

Thomas Joscelyn, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Senior Editor of the Long War Journal, told the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade on Tuesday that the Islamic State has suffered major setbacks in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte.