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Victories over Islamic State give Syria Kurds claim to bigger role

Victories over Islamic State give Syria Kurds claim to bigger role

With a string of victories over Islamic State, Syria's Kurds are proving themselves an ever more dependable ally in the…
Arab air strikes hit Yemen as peace talks enter second day

Arab air strikes hit Yemen as peace talks enter second day

Arab air strikes hit military targets throughout Yemen on Wednesday and expanded into one western province for the first time,…
US denies Israeli report on Obama inviting Netanyahu to meet

US denies Israeli report on Obama inviting Netanyahu to meet

The White House denied an Israeli newspaper report on Tuesday that US President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister…
Two gay men in Morocco to be tried for standing too close together in photo

Two gay men in Morocco to be tried for standing too close together in photo

Two men in Morocco could go for jail for up to three years for standing too close together while taking…
Officials: Train collides with truck in Tunisia, at least 17 dead

Officials: Train collides with truck in Tunisia, at least 17 dead

At least 17 Tunisians were killed and dozens more injured on Tuesday when a passenger train collided with a truck…
Syria monitor: Intense rebel shelling of Aleppo kills more than 30

Syria monitor: Intense rebel shelling of Aleppo kills more than 30

More than 30 people have been killed in the most lethal rebel bombardment of the city of Aleppo since Syria's…
Bahrain sentences opposition leader to four years in jail

Bahrain sentences opposition leader to four years in jail

Bahrain sentenced opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman to four years in jail on Tuesday on charges of inciting unrest, his…
Questions linger on whether US strike killed veteran Algerian jihadist

Questions linger on whether US strike killed veteran Algerian jihadist

He lost an eye in Afghanistan, was earlier reported dead in fighting in Mali and now Libya says he was…
Yemeni Al-Qaeda chief killed in US bombing

Yemeni Al-Qaeda chief killed in US bombing

Al-Qaeda in Yemen said its leader, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, was killed in a US bombing, in major blow by the United…
Saudi Arabia beheads 100th person this year

Saudi Arabia beheads 100th person this year

Saudi Arabia on Monday beheaded a Syrian drug trafficker and a national convicted of murder, taking to 100 the number…
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