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  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:35:09 GMT
    Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.
    The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.
  • Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

    Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:55:44 GMT
    Iraq's parliament speaker says an investigation is underway into an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions.
    A suicide bomber hit an interior ministry building in central Baghdad and killed at least 11 people on Saturday, officials said, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened...
  • Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire

    Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:45:15 GMT
    A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.
    Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging the Palestinians and Israel to return to indirect talks.