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Eline Gordts
Eline Gordts is the World Editor at The Huffington Post.

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Netanyahu Draws Criticism For Tweet That Includes James Foley Picture

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:26 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced widespread criticism on Thursday for using an image from the video of the killing of a U.S. reporter in a tweet that aimed to criticize Palestinian militants.

The message, posted on the official Twitter account of the prime minister's office, compared...

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10 More Horrific Numbers That Explain Why ISIS Is Impossible To Ignore

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 2:26 PM

In a press conference on Wednesday in response to the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, U.S. President Barack Obama described the group as a "cancer" that must be stopped before it spreads.

"One thing we can all agree on is that a group...

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Here's What Newspapers Around The World Are Saying About The Ferguson Shooting

(26) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 5:56 PM

More than 10 days after unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, protesters continue to march through the streets demanding justice for the 18-year-old.

As newspapers around the world cover the crisis, editorial boards have weighed in to reflect on the shooting....

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Israel: Rockets Fired From Gaza, Ceasefire Broken

(109) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 9:44 PM

The Israeli army accused Palestinian militants of having violated the Gaza ceasefire. The official Twitter account of the Israeli army said that militants fired 2 rockets from Gaza to southern Israel.

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, no one was injured in the attacks.

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Pentagon Denies Reports U.S. Hit Militant Targets In Iraq

(215) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 5:48 PM

The Pentagon denied reports that U.S. forces had bombed targets in northern Iraq on Thursday. In a message posted on Twitter, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said reports that the U.S. had conducted airstrikes in Iraq were "completely false" and no such action had been taken.

Earlier on...

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Pourquoi les Palestiniens ne quittent pas Gaza? Ils ne peuvent pas

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Des centaines de milliers de Palestiniens ont été forcés de quitter leurs maisons, alors que les frappes aériennes pleuvaient ces dernières semaines.

Certains ont reçu des tracts et des appels téléphoniques de l'armée israélienne, les exhortant d’évacuer les lieux avant une attaque. D'autres craignaient simplement que les frappes aériennes,...

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Palestinos não conseguem fugir pelas fronteiras da Faixa de Gaza

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Os ataques aéreos têm sido incessantes em Gaza nas últimas semanas, e centenas de milhares de palestinos tiveram de fugir de suas casas.

Alguns receberam panfletos e telefonemas do exército israelense os alertando para a necessidade de evacuação antes dos combates. Outros simplesmente temiam pela própria...

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Why Don't Palestinians Just Leave Gaza? They Can't.

(674) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 9:09 AM

As airstrikes have rained down on Gaza in recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes. Some received leaflets and phone calls from the Israeli army, urging them to evacuate ahead of fighting. Others simply feared that the airstrikes, tank shells and...

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Losing Iraq: The Tragic Sum Of Mistakes And Miscalculations

(5) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Two and a half years after the United States withdrew its troops, violence rages unabated throughout the country. Nearly 2,000 people were killed in Iraq in June, making the month the deadliest since May 2007. The brazen success of extremist militants of the Islamic State group has highlighted...

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'There's Really Nowhere Safe To Go' In Gaza

(6) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 11:16 AM

As many residents in Gaza marked a somber start to a three-day holiday that caps the month of Ramadan, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon once again renewed his calls for leaders in Israel and the Gaza Strip to agree to a humanitarian pause in fighting.


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Grieving Father Writes Open Letter To Putin: 'Thank You For Murdering My Child'

(242) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 9:02 PM

The father of a 17-year-old passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wrote a heartbreaking public letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Thank you very much, Mr. Putin, separatist leaders and Ukrainian government! For murdering my sweet and only child," Hans de Borst starts his letter, published on...

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Ukraine Releases Audio It Claims Proves Rebels' Ties To Malaysia Airlines Crash

(233) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 7:59 PM

Ukraine's intelligence agency claimed on Thursday it had intercepted phone calls that connected separatists in the country's east to the crash of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane.

Ukraine's state security agency, also known as S.B.U., released an edited version of the purported audio tapes between separatist rebels...

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Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash: Flight Shot Down Over Ukraine (LATEST UPDATES)

(1372) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 11:26 AM

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard. The plane was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister, wrote on Facebook that the plane was hit by a missile fired...

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Boko Haram Releases Video Ridiculing #BringBackOurGirls

(37) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 4:16 PM

In its newest propaganda video, the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram mocks an international campaign to bring back more than 200 schoolgirls whom the Islamists kidnapped in April.

The 16-minute video, which was obtained by Agence France Press and released on Sunday, appears to show Boko Haram's...

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Israelis Take 'Bomb Shelter Selfies'

(35) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 3:11 PM

As tensions between Israel and Gaza escalate, Palestinian militants have pounded Israel with hundreds of rockets in recent days, forcing residents across the country to take temporary refuge in bomb shelters. Many Israelis have taken to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to relay their experiences inside the shelters.

Sara Eisen,...

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How Belgium Is Making Fun Of Team USA On Twitter

(43) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:08 PM

We've all seen the jokes about waffles and Belgium's dysfunctional political system ahead of this afternoon's World Cup game. But the Belgians, too, are taking to social media to poke some fun at their American adversary... all in good fun, of course.

Take a look at...

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This Group Faces Terrifying Persecution, And You May Have Never Heard About It

(39) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 11:56 AM

In the past two years, more than 100,000 Muslims in Myanmar have left their homes in fear of rancorous mobs and angry assailants. Some have been forced into isolated makeshift camps, while others have made the dangerous trek across the border to Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh in search of safety...

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Meriam Ibrahim, Sudanese Woman Sentenced For Apostasy, Detained After Release From Death Row

(66) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 8:42 AM

KHARTOUM, June 25 (Reuters) - The Sudanese Foreign Ministry summoned the American and South Sudanese ambassadors on Wednesday after a Christian-convert woman attempted to travel to the United States using documents issued by the embassy of South Sudan, Sudan's top security service said on its official Facebook page.

Mariam Yahya...

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How Iraq's Militants Are Winning The Battle Online

(6) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 12:29 PM

Twitter users around the world were shocked this weekend when an account linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria posted photos that appear to show the brutal execution of government-allied fighters in Iraq.

The photos were first sent out by the now suspended @w_salahadden account --...

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