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At least three killed as insurgents attack U.S. consulate in Afghan west

altAt least three people were killed when insurgents attacked the U.S. consulate in western Afghanistan's main city on Friday, detonating a powerful truck bomb outside the front gates and launching a gunbattle with security forces, officials said.
 

U.S., Russia to push for new Syria peace talks

altU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed on Friday to push again for an international conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war.
   

Bombings at Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad kill at least 33

altA co-ordinated car and suicide bomb attack on a Shi'ite mosque in the Iraqi capital killed at least 33 people on Wednesday evening, police and medical sources said.
   

Yemeni president reinstates hundreds of war sacked officers

altYemen's president has ordered the reinstatement of hundreds of senior army and intelligence officers sacked after a 1994 civil war, to hasten reconciliation talks aimed at ending years of political turmoil in the U.S.-allied country.
   

Peace talks with Israel going nowhere: senior Palestinian

altPeace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are proving pointless and will not bear fruit without much greater pressure from Washington, a top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.
   

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