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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria…
Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State east of Ramadi

Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State east of Ramadi

Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq on Sunday, advancing towards the city of Ramadi one…
State TV: Islamic State killed 400 people in Syria’s Palmyra

State TV: Islamic State killed 400 people in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of them women and…
Saudi Arabia identifies bomber of Shi’ite mosque

Saudi Arabia identifies bomber of Shi’ite mosque

Saudi authorities said on Saturday that the suicide bomber who bombed the Shi'ite mosque on Friday in Qatif city, leaving…
Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help

Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help

Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that…
Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after…
Witnesses: Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing

Witnesses: Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing

Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between…
Israel thanks US for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at UN

Israel thanks US for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at UN

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear…
‘Barbarians at the gate’ as Middle East business leaders meet

‘Barbarians at the gate’ as Middle East business leaders meet

Islamic State militants were not invited to a conference of several hundred Middle East business leaders in Jordan this week,…
Supporters: Islamic State raises flag over citadel in Syria’s Palmyra

Supporters: Islamic State raises flag over citadel in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State fighters have raised their flag over an ancient citadel in Syria's historic city of Palmyra, pictures posted online…
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