AMMAN/BEIRUT. — Syrian rebels advanced into an Islamic State-held town at the border with Iraq on Wednesday, a rebel commander told Reuters, in a new US-backed offensive aimed at cutting the jihadists’ self-declared caliphate in two.
UNITED NATIONS. — Italy and The Netherlands proposed on Tuesday splitting a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council after the UN General Assembly was deadlocked on which to choose following five rounds of voting for the final 2017/18 seat.
WASHINGTON. — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign accused Donald Trump on Sunday of caring more about how Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union would benefit his financial bottom line than how it would impact the U.S. economy.
West Virginia’s three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state’s worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday.
KABUL. — More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepalese security contractors in the Afghan capital, officials said.
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