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Ten American sailors were being held in Iranian custody after two small U.S. naval craft entered Iranian territorial waters, defense officials said Tuesday


South Korea unleashed an ear-splitting propaganda barrage across its border with North Korea on Friday in retaliation for its nuclear test, while the United States called on China to end “business as usual” with its ally.


Other nations join Saudis in curtailing relations with Iran

Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr burn an effigy of King Salman of Saudi Arabia during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Demonstrations are also being called for in the predominantly Shiite southern cities of Najaf and Basra, after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent opposition Shiite cleric convicted of terrorism charges, sparking anger in Iran and among Shiites across the region. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)


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U.S. Army major general killed killed by Afghan soldier


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An Israeli artillery fires a 155mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel’s border with the Palestinian enclave.
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Israeli armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are seen outside central Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014 REUTERS