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Russia Bans Some Food Imports from Europe

August 7, 2014

Moscow banned certain food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for recently imposed U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia. The move escalates the Kremlin’s row with the West over the Russian government’s arming of Ukrainian separatists. According to a speech given by Prime Minister Medvedev, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree stopping the […]

Lebanese Army Agrees to Ceasefire with Sunni Militants

August 6, 2014

The Lebanese Army agreed to a ceasefire with Sunni jihadists on Wednesday, allowing militants to withdraw from the besieged city of Arsal in northeastern Lebanon. As part of the deal, Sunni militants will release all captured government troops within 24 hours. Clashes began on Friday after the Lebanese Army arrested the commander of a Syrian […]

U.S. General Killed in Afghan “Insider” Attack

August 5, 2014

On Tuesday, a man dressed in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire on NATO troops at Camp Qargha military base west of Kabul. An American general was killed and 15 other NATO soldiers were wounded. The shooting occurred in a secure facility where Afghan officers are trained under international observation. Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said that […]