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28 August 2014

Reports of funerals of Russian paratroopers need to be checked, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said late Wednesday as media speculation mounted over whether the men were killed in action in Ukraine. ...

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27 August 2014

A US journalist taken hostage by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria thanked those who supported him during his two years in captivity Wednesday, saying he was "just overwhelmed with emotion. ...

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27 August 2014

Russian media demanded answers from their government on Wednesday over the true nature of its role in Ukraine following reports that soldiers had crossed the border and been captured. ...

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27 August 2014

An American journalist held for nearly two years by militants linked to Al-Qaeda in Syria returned to the United States late Tuesday, two days after Qatar negotiated his release, his family said. ...

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26 August 2014

Ukraine's radical nationalist group Right Sector on Tuesday confirmed its members had detained two journalists from Crimea working in war-torn east Ukraine. ...

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26 August 2014

"What a spectacle!" screamed the front page of Le Parisien daily, encapsulating the sense of crisis engulfing the French government after Monday's shock resignation of the government and impending reshuffle. ...

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25 August 2014

Murdered US hostage James Foley told his parents of his life imprisoned with 17 other captives in a Syrian dungeon, in a moving smuggled letter. ...

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Chantal VALERY

23 August 2014

Steven Sotloff, the 31-year-old American freelance journalist facing threat of execution by Islamic State militants, has covered conflict in Muslim countries for years with care and respect, colleagues said. ...

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Brigitte DUSSEAU

23 August 2014

"What do you want to be? A jihadist, or to execute a martyrdom operation?" In the "caliphate" recently proclaimed by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, even young children are indoctrinated, and Sharia law is backed by the gun, according to a gripping ...

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22 August 2014

The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages. ...

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