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Riots break out after Israeli settlers shot dead in West Bank

Iraelis riot on West BankHundreds of Israeli settlers rioted overnight into Friday throughout the occupied West Bank over the shooting death of a settler couple.

The crowds set fire to olive trees in the Palestinian village of Burin, and to acres of agricultural land in the town of Huwwara, Ma’an News Agency reported.

Both are in the Nablus area, near the site where at least two gunmen fatally shot Neria settlement residents Eitam Henkin, an officer in the Israeli military’s Sayeret Matkal commando unit, and his wife Naama, in their car on Thursday evening. They were pronounced dead at the scene, while their four children, who were in the car with them, were unharmed.


Pope Francis privately met, hugged gay couple in U.S. before Kim Davis visit

Pope Francis met with gay couplePope Francis warmly embraced a gay man and his partner in a private gathering the day before he secretly met controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, it was revealed Friday.

The pontiff personally arranged the meeting with longtime pal and former student, Yayo Grassi, the openly gay man told CNN. Details of the reunion, which the Vatican confirmed, come amid backlash the Pope has been receiving for meeting with the anti-gay clerk.


Vatican: pope’s meeting with Kim Davis does not signify support

Kim DavisThe Vatican said Friday that Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, "should not be considered a form of support of her position."

After days of confusion, the Vatican issued a statement Friday clarifying Francis' Sept. 24 meeting with Davis, an Apostolic Christian who has become a focal point in the gay marriage debate in the U.S.


Russia says Islamic State group not the only target in Syria

Russia attacks other groups alsoRussian jets carried out a second day of airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, but there were conflicting claims about whether they were targeting Islamic State and al-Qaida militants or trying to shore up the defenses of President Bashar Assad.

As concerns grew about a conflict that has now drawn in warplanes from the world's two most powerful militaries, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied reports that civilians were killed in any Russian airstrikes.


Russia begins carrying out airstrikes in Syria

Putin at UNThe Russian defense ministry said Wednesday that the country’s military had launched airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter suggested the strikes took place in areas where ISIL "is not present," calling Russia's actions "ill-advised" and saying Moscow's approach was "doomed to failure."

The Russian defense ministry said it struck eight ISIL targets on Wednesday and also published video of the strikes that appeared to show targets being hit. But the head of the National Coalition, Syria's main opposition group, said 36 civilians were killed as a result of Russian strikes.


Palestinian leader says no longer bound by pacts with Israel

Abbas ayt UNPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared before world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel, and called on the United Nations to provide international protection for the Palestinian people.

It was Abbas' most serious warning yet to that he might walk away from engagement with Israel and dissolve the Palestinian Authority, although he stopped short of accompanying his threat with a deadline.


Kerry: Russia, Iran might stop Assad's barrel bombs

John KerryUS Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Tuesday that Russia and Iran may persuade Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad to stop indiscriminately dropping barrel bombs on his own people.

Moscow and Washington disagree sharply about Assad's longer term role in efforts to end the Syrian war, but have begun cautiously to discuss efforts to defeat his Islamic State jihadist foes.


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