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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside SyriaAs Iraqi ground troops push into western Mosul, the country's air force strikes Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A Syrian man who was wounded at a blast in Al-Bab, a town in northern Syria, is wheeled at the hospital in Kilis, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bomb went off Friday north of the town, that was controlled by Islamic State militants since late 2013 and was just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters, killing dozens of people, mostly civilians who gathered seeking to return to their liberated area, Turkey's news agency and Syrian opposition said. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60Syrian activists and a Turkish officials say a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed 60 people, mostly civilians and two Turkish soldiers
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Christians flee Egypt's Sinai after militant killingsSuspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This image released by the Thiqa News Agency, burned motorcycles and car that damaged after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab, Syria, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed several people, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)
The Latest: Syrian opposition says leading fight upon terrorA Syrian opposition official says rebel forces are leading the fight against terrorism in Syria as representatives of the warring parties meet in Geneva in a fresh quest for a political solution to the conflict
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Egypt more than doubles foreign visitors' visa costsEgyptian airport officials say that authorities are doubling entry visas' costs for foreign visitors starting next week
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Iranian director to send prominent proxies to OscarsAn Oscar-nominated Iranian director has announced two prominent Iranian Americans will represent him and his film "The Salesman" at the upcoming Oscar ceremony, because of a travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Rights group urges US to probe civilian deaths in Yemen raidA prominent international human rights organization has urged the U.S. government to open an investigation into the deaths of civilians, including children, in a U.S. assault in Yemen
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Website: A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed in Saudi ArabiaA news portal linked to the Jordanian military says an F-16 jet has crashed in Saudi Arabia, and the pilot has survived
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decadeEgyptians are cutting spending and trying to make it through the country's worst inflation in a decade under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's economic reforms
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Syria activists say 2nd car bomb has exploded near Syrian town captured from IS, killing at least 8Syria activists say 2nd car bomb has exploded near Syrian town captured from IS, killing at least 8
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
The Latest: Iraqi air force strikes IS targets inside SyriaThe Latest: Iraqi prime minister says Iraq's air force has carried out its first airstrikes against IS in Syria
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, Boutheina Chili Ezzine poses for a photo in Tunis, Tunisia.  Ezzine is a member of "Le Collectif des citoyens de Tunisie " (Citizens Collective of Tunisia), an organization that is protesting against the return of Tunisians who left to join extremist groups.  Tunisia has the dubious distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, and now as extremists suffer defeats on the battlefield, many Tunisian people fear what will happen when  Jihadis return to this vulnerable country. (AP Photo/Ons Abid)
Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremistsTunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Iraqi prime minister says Iraq's air force has carried out first airstrikes on IS targets inside SyriaIraqi prime minister says Iraq's air force has carried out first airstrikes on IS targets inside Syria
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Palestinian protesters throw shoes at Trump picturePalestinian protesters have thrown shoes at a banner depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in protest of his Mideast policies
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Libyan military authorities impose ban on travelers under 45The military governor of eastern Libyan cities has imposed a ban on all travelers under 45 years old without a security clearance
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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