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Iraq bombs Islamic State 'operations room' in Syria: military
Iraqi jets destroyed an Islamic State "operations room" inside Syria in an air strike, killing several fighters who planned attacks in Iraq, the military said on Thursday.

Far-right protesters shout 'Get lost' as Merkel visits allies in Dresden
Hundreds of far-right protesters called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign as she met regional lawmakers of her Christian Democratic (CDU) party in the eastern state of Saxony.

U.S. says ready with more sanctions if Turkey doesn't free pastor
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday the United States was ready to put further sanctions on Turkey if detained American pastor Andrew Brunson was not released.

Free fish for forex: Istanbul restaurant joins currency campaign
Istanbul's beloved fish sandwiches, a staple street food in the Bosphorus city, are being offered for free to Turks who heed President Tayyip Erdogan's call to sell their dollars for lira.

Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source
Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

Italy vows action over bridge collapse, investors shun road operator
Investors dumped shares in Italy's biggest toll-road operator on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.