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ISIS Captures Jordan Pilot
A Jordanian air force pilot was captured by Islamic State militants in Syria after his plane crashed near the city of Raqqa, Jordan’s armed forces said.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:15:58 EST

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No Way Out for Iraqis Who Helped U.S.
Iraqis who put their lives on the line to aid the U.S. during the war are being marked for death by Islamic State as collaborators. The Americans who counted on them and are safe at home can only wonder and worry.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:10:00 EST

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Iran's Economy Facing New Perils
Plummeting oil prices and the failure so far to conclude a nuclear agreement are dealing a double blow to Iran’s economy just as it was starting to recover.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:30:29 EST

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Iraqi Kurds Push Into Sinjar
Iraqi Kurdish fighters drove Islamic State militants from the center of the northern city of Sinjar, rescuing hundreds of members of the Yazidi sect from a monthslong siege.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:44:11 EST

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Tunisians Head to Elect President
Tunisians began voting in the second and final round of a presidential election that pits a figure associated with the nation’s autocratic past against the interim president who has led the country through its democratic transition.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:18:56 EST

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Egypt's Intelligence Chief Is Replaced
Egypt’s powerful intelligence chief Mohammed Farid el-Tohamy, a longtime mentor of President Sisi, was removed and replaced by his deputy, security officials said.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:46:47 EST

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Egypt, Qatar Move to Mend Ties
Saudi Arabia said Saturday that Qatar and Egypt have accepted an initiative by its king to mend relations between the two nations.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:38:24 EST

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Bahrain Blast Wounds Three Policemen
Three policemen have been wounded by an explosion west of the Bahraini capital, Manama, the country’s Interior Ministry said.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:08:08 EST

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Saudi Police Kill Four Gunmen
Saudi government forces shot and killed four gunmen in a restive eastern town that is heavily populated by minority Shiites, the country’s Interior Ministry said.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:00:43 EST

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Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza
Israeli airstrikes hit the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Saturday morning, the first such attack after the summer’s 50-day conflict, raising tension at the border.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:57:35 EST

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Tunisia Vote Tests Fragile Democracy
Tunisians will vote for their first freely elected president Sunday, a milestone for a nation that has eschewed much of the region’s violent political upheaval but also a test of its halting democratic transition.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:50:53 EST

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Syrian Bomb Plot Marked Deadly Turn in War
New revelations point to a startling theory about the killing of Assef Shawkat, who was the Syrian president’s brother-in-law: It was an inside job.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:29:32 EST

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Several Islamic State Leaders Killed in Iraq, U.S. Says
U.S. airstrikes have killed several senior military leaders of Islamic State forces in Iraq, the Pentagon’s top uniformed officer said.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:49:32 EST

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Palestinians Seek U.N. Help in Resolving Conflict
Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:21:12 EST

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Kurdish Officials Seek to Reset Relations With Baghdad
Senior Kurdish officials said they want to reset relations with Baghdad with both Kurds and the Shiite-led national government facing serious threats from Islamic State.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:20:34 EST

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Geneva Conference Raises Concerns Over Occupation of Palestinian Territory
Representatives at an international conference in Geneva expressed “deep concern” over the continued Israeli occupation of parts of the Palestinian territory, reiterating that it violated international humanitarian law.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:38:22 EST

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Car Bombs Kill at Least 26, Including School Children, in Yemen
Two suicide car bombers killed at least 26 people, including at least 16 primary school students, south of the Yemeni capital on Tuesday.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:48:46 EST

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Syrian Rebels Capture Regime Bases
An al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria said it captured two military bases in the northwest after three years of failed attempts to seize the strategic sites.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:24:35 EST

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EU Ministers Back Syrian Military 'Freeze'
European officials have thrown their support behind efforts to halt the violence in the besieged city of Aleppo, but there are fears that the U.N. plan could play into the hands of the Assad regime.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:57:24 EST

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Israel Denounces Planned Palestinian Moves at the U.N.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel won’t accept a ‘diktat’ as Palestinians prepare to ask for a U.N. Security Council vote on statehood and Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:39:24 EST

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Egypt Sends 439 to Military Trials Over Violence
Egypt’s top prosecutor referred 439 people to military tribunals for acts of violence including the killing of three policemen last year, while authorities denied entry to a prominent American scholar arriving at Cairo’s international airport.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:37:45 EST

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Islamic State Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter
Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, killing the two pilots on board and raising fresh concerns about the extremists’ ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:03:18 EST

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Israel, Palestinians Spar Over Official's Death
Following postmortem examination by Palestinian and Israeli pathologists, Israel says blocked coronary artery caused Ziad Abu Ein’s death; Palestinians blame manhandling by Israeli forces.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:49:09 EST

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Palestinian Official Dies After Israeli Clash
A senior Palestinian official died after scuffles with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, threatening to rekindle a new wave of violence.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:58:19 EST

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Suicide Bomber Kills Eight in Iraq
Iraqi officials said a suicide bomber driving a tanker truck targeted a security checkpoint in a village north of Baghdad, killing eight soldiers and Shiite militiamen.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:28:15 EST

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Divides Deepen Among Iraq's Sunnis
The Islamic State’s rise is dividing Iraq’s Sunni minority, pitting tribes loyal to the insurgents against those who support the government.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:53:28 EST

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U.S. Allies Pledge 1,500 Military Trainers for Iraqi Forces
Nations participating in the fight against Islamic State militants have pledged to provide nearly 1,500 trainers to augment U.S. efforts to support Iraq’s security forces, a top general said Monday.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:37:19 EST

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Saudi King Announces Cabinet Reshuffle
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Monday announced a shake-up of the kingdom’s government ministers, but kept veteran Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi in his role.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:10:11 EST

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Syria's Mothers Share Sorrow of Missing Sons
Families of the many missing forfeit a normal grieving process as they swing between hope and sorrow.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:18:56 EST

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How the Raid in Yemen Went Wrong
The inside story of the failed attempt by U.S. Special Operations forces to rescue American Luke Somers and another hostage in Yemen.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:17:29 EST

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Terror Suspects
Saudi Arabia said it has arrested 135 suspects who were allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist attacks inside the kingdom.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:38:41 EST

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Two Hostages Killed in Rescue Bid in Yemen
An American and a South African held hostage for more than a year by al Qaeda’s Yemen branch died after a raid by U.S. Special Operations forces, in the second rescue attempt in as many weeks.
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 15:33:57 EST

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U.K. to Boost Gulf Military Presence
The U.K. has signed a deal with Bahrain to bolster its military presence in the Gulf region, Britain’s top diplomat said.
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:08:54 EST

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Militias Win Bloody Battles for Iraq
JURF AL-SAKHER, Iraq—In a makeshift barracks about 40 miles south of Baghdad, Ahmed al-Zamili flipped through pictures on his mobile phone: an Islamic State fighter’s corpse hanging from a crude noose, a dead man clutching an AK-47, and a kneeling, b
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 23:10:55 EST

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Shiite Militias Win Bloody Battles in Iraq
Fatwa-inspired fighters are gaining political power as they help the Iraqi army repel Islamic State. But the militia groups’ take-no-prisoners tactics are deepening worries about sectarian tensions.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:42 EST

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Timing of U.S. Raid In Yemen Debated
The U.S. learned about the possible location of an American hostage now being threatened with death by militants in Yemen a week before the Pentagon launched a mission aimed at rescuing him last month, U.S. officials said.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:42:17 EST

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Timing of U.S. Raid in Yemen Debated
The U.S. learned about the possible location of an American hostage now being threatened with death by militants in Yemen a week before the Pentagon launched a mission aimed at rescuing him last month, U.S. officials said.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:38:41 EST



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