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  • Libya near ‘point of no return’: UN envoy Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 3:47 AM ET
    Bullet casing and damaged airplanes on the tarmac at Tripoli international airport after fighters from the Libyan Dawn coalition captured the airport from allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar.

    Libya is nearing a “point of no return”, as warring factions struggle to agree on a political future, a United Nations envoy has warned.

  • FBI says it faked AP story to catch bomb suspect Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    SEATTLE— The FBI confirmed Tuesday it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007, but now says it did not spoof a Seattle Times Web page as part of the investigation. The "communication," which contained a software tool that could verify Internet addresses, turned out to be a link to a phony AP story about the bomb threats posted on a Web page...

  • Rubber bullets hit AP photographer and freelancer Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    JERUSALEM— Two photographers, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck by rubber-coated bullets fired at close range by an Israeli border policeman. John Daniszewski, senior managing editor for international news, said the shooting showed "reckless disregard for the safety of journalists who were doing their job in a lawful way."

  • Syria's 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:25 AM ET

    DAMASCUS, Syria— The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses with plunging necklines in the ancient Damascus bazaar— luxuries few can afford in today's Syria. He, like many traders, lost most of his customers when Syria's uprising erupted in 2011 against the rule of President Bashar Assad,...

  • Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays flight Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A passenger aboard a plane at Los Angeles International Airport picked up a Wi-Fi hotspot named after a terrorist group, but authorities who held travelers for hours as they investigated say no crime was committed. The passenger on the American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London alerted crew members about the network Sunday night, and the...

  • DUBAI, Oct 27- Iraq's economy is likely to shrink 2.7 percent this year, the first contraction since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, after Islamic State militants occupied swathes of the major oil exporter, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. The al Qaeda offshoot then declared a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq and threatened to take Baghdad,...

  • *Pro-Europe, nationalist-leaning assembly will irk Russia. KIEV, Oct 26- War-weary Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but could fuel tension with Russia. People wrapped up warmly on a cold, clear day to vote in the...

  • Last US, British forces end Afghan operations Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    U.S. Marines unit and U.K. combat troops in Afghanistan end their operations as they transfer a military base to the Afghan military.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 24- Canada's financial intelligence agency asked institutions to quickly report suspicious transactions in the wake of two deadly attacks this week and has received data "useful to our intelligence efforts," a spokesman said on Friday. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre was set up in 2000 to combat money-laundering and...

  • UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab. The resolution also extends until Nov. 30, 2015 the mandate of...

  • Rwandan government bans BBC local language service Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    KIGALI, Rwanda— The Rwandan government on Friday suspended all BBC radio broadcasts in Rwanda's most common language, Kinyarwanda, to protest the news organization's recent documentary about Rwanda's genocide. Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo said the documentary is an "attack on Rwanda and its people" and that her government is...

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 24- The clanging of repairs to tanks and heavy armored vehicles rings out from a factory in eastern Ukraine that is owned by the country's richest man but was taken over by pro-Russian rebels. The steel and energy multi-billionaire is, as always, saying little but showing signs of positioning himself for all possible outcomes to the...

  • Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:23 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday. It released a military statement that said Aung Naing was arrested Sept. 30 after an attack on the army near...

  • Who's buying the oil that makes ISIS millions? Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014.

    ISIS makes its fortune by selling oil from seized territory to its enemies, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to slap sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State militants in an effort to disrupt what it said was a $1- million- a-day funding source. Islamic State has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria in a brutal campaign, and could pose a threat to the United States and its allies if it is not...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to slap sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State militants in an effort to disrupt what it said was a $1 million a day funding source. Islamic State has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria in a brutal campaign, and could pose a threat to the United States and its allies if it is not stopped,...

  • Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    The program was launched with high expectations at an international conference in Cairo on Oct. 12, but has run into obstacles, including wrangling between the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah for control in Gaza and what officials say has been a trickle of promised aid. Getting cement, steel and gravel from Israel into Gaza is a major challenge...

  • Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    Until recently, the territory was ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas which has ceded some control. Since the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007, residents of the crowded territory have endured an Israeli-Egyptian border blockade and three wars between Israel and Hamas. "Both times, I found Gazans to be very sad, but this time I see much more sadness," he said,...

  • Soldier shot at Ottawa's War Memorial has died Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:55 PM ET
    Police and paramedics transport a wounded Canadian soldier on October 22, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada.

    A soldier guarding the National War Memorial was shot and reported killed in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, NBC News reports.

  • The Treasury official heading the ISIS attack Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    David Cohen, under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the Treasury Department

    David S. Cohen, the Treasury Department's intelligence strategist and global enforcer, makes sure illicit funds do not go to terrorists. NYT reports.