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Page One: Headlines for 1/7/20

The funeral for Maj. Gen. Oassim Suleimani in Iraq reportedly turned deadly Tuesday, with a stampede that killed more than 30 people. (video: Evening Standard/YouTube)

Deadly stampede during funeral in Iran (The New York Times) Iranian state-run news outlets reported a deadly stampede during the funeral procession for Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in his hometown, Kerman, in southeastern Iran, on Tuesday. Millions were reported to have flooded the town’s streets to witness the procession for the general, who was killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad last week. His death has fanned smoldering tensions between the United States and Iran, and fueled fears of a broader conflict?

Are targeted drone strikes allowed under ’just war’ theory? (CNA) U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian official on Friday has ignited discussion of the Catholic Church’s teaching on just war theory. One theologian talked to CNA about the morality of targeting military leaders?

Egypt’s president says interfaith bond saved the country (AP) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi appeared at Coptic Christmas Eve Mass on Monday and praised the links between the country’s Christian and Muslim faithful, saying they have prevented the country from descending into sectarian strife like its neighbors?

U.S. issues travel alert for Jerusalem, West Bank, Gaza (The Hill) The Trump administration issued an advisory on Monday urging Americans to avoid traveling in areas of Israel and Palestinian-held territories including Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. An advisory from the U.S. Embassy in Israel did not provide a specific reason for the travel advisory, linking it only to heightened tensions in the Middle East?

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