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Senator McCain says US must reassess Afghan troop withdrawal

The senator says the ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to drawdown US forces.

Greek government’s post-referendum future unsure, analysts say

The government’s hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say.

Tentative agreement reached on Iran sanctions relief

Diplomats say Iran and six world powers have reached a tentative agreement on sanctions relief for Tehran as part of a nuclear deal.

Mosque bombing kills 15 al-Qaida fighters in Syria

Activists say a bomb has exploded inside a mosque where al-Qaida’s branch in Syria was holding a fast-breaking meal, killing at least 14.

Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank as he and others hurled stones, Israel said.

El Salvador’s 677 murders in June most since civil war

Violence has surged as the country’s street gangs renewed their clashes with government forces and among themselves.


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