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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine in press briefing room at the White House, Aug. 28, 2014.

Video Obama: Priority is Rolling Back Islamic State Gains in Iraq

President spoke to reporters at White House Thursday, moments before meeting with his national security team on crises in Iraq and Syria More

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal holds a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha, Aug. 28, 2014.

Hamas Leader: Gaza Conflict 'Milestone' to Reaching Objective

Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, Khaled Meshaal said Thursday at a news conference in Doha More

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on social networks on Aug. 28, 2014, shows young men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed on Aug. 27, 2014 by Islamic State (IS) militants at an undisclosed location in Syria's Raqa Province.

Video Shows Islamic State Allegedly Executing Scores of Syrian Soldiers

YouTube video shows bodies of dozens of men lying face down, stretched out in a line that appeared to be dozens of meters long More

A member of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) rides atop an armored vehicle near the Quneitra border crossing on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Aug. 28, 2014.

UN Peacekeepers Detained in Syria

In statement, UN says it is making every effort to secure release of peacekeepers, restore freedom of movement More

FILE - Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Yemen's President Blames Iran for Inciting Conflict

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's accusation comes as Shi'ite Houthi rebels advance on Sana'a More



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Hamas Leader: Gaza Conflict 'Milestone' to Reaching Objective

Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, Khaled Meshaal said Thursday at a news conference in Doha
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Video Shows Islamic State Allegedly Executing Scores of Syrian Soldiers

YouTube video shows bodies of dozens of men lying face down, stretched out in a line that appeared to be dozens of meters long
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Africa's Militants May Be Inspired by Islamic State, Officials Told

Boko Haram controls territory in Nigeria, Somalia's al-Shabab continues operations, and Nairobi was site last September of deadly attack by al-Shabab gunmen
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Yemen's President Blames Iran for Inciting Conflict

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's accusation comes as Shi'ite Houthi rebels advance on Sana'a
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UN Peacekeepers Detained in Syria

In statement, UN says it is making every effort to secure release of peacekeepers, restore freedom of movement
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Iraq to Appeal US Court Decision on Disputed Kurdish Oil

On Monday, a district court ruled against a request by the Iraqi government for US authorities to seize a disputed shipment of Kurdish oil
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Russia Sees Chance to Lift Iran Sanctions Through International Talks

Iran's FM meets his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Friday to discuss negotiations with six world powers on a decade-old stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions
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'Do Not Heed Call to Jihad' Saudi Mufti Tells Young People

Sheik Abdulaziz Al al-Sheik describes creed of al-Qaida and Islamic State as Islam's 'enemy number one'
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Video Obama: Priority is Rolling Back Islamic State Gains in Iraq

President spoke to reporters at White House Thursday, moments before meeting with his national security team on crises in Iraq and Syria
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Egypt Queries Morsi over Documents Leaked to Al Jazeera

Morsi questioned in connection with his secretary's daughter who is suspected of leaking sensitive security documents to Al Jazeera
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Sinai Militant Group Says it Beheaded 4 Egyptians

The 4 were accused of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of the group's fighters
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French President Urges 'Exceptional' UN Support for Libya

UN special representative to Libya Tarek Mitri warned the Security Council that the situation in Libya 'might unravel unto a full-blown civil war'
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