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UN Coordinator says halting Israel-Palestinian security cooperation may destroy Oslo

Robert SerryThe outgoing UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has warned that halting the security cooperation between the Palestinians and Israel "may be the final nail in the coffin of the Oslo Accords." Robert Serry made his comment during his final briefing to the UN Security Council on Thursday.

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Syria regime continues to hamper aid delivery: UN

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The Bashar al-Assad-led Syrian regime is continuing to hamper aid delivery to desperately needy civilians, UN's top relief official said Thursday.

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US begins airstrikes to help Iraqi forces retake Tikrit

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At Iraq's request, the United States on Wednesday began conducting airstrikes against Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) militants in the city of Tikrit to support Iraqi ground forces in their offensive to retake the city, a US military official told CNN.

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White House calls on Houthi rebels to stop fomenting violence in Yemen

Josh Earnest,  White House spokesman

The White House on Wednesday called on Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels to "stop fomenting instability in Yemen" and to cooperate with UN envoy Jamal Benomar to resolve the crisis plaguing the country, Anadolu news agency reported.

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Obama: Differences with Netanyahu are political not personal

Barack ObamaUS President Barack Obama on Tuesday refuted claims of a personal disagreement between himself and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Middle East peace process, saying that the two leaders simply differ on ideological grounds.

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