Middle East

Turkish Kurds sit around a fire to warm themselves as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey, Oct. 22, 2014.

Photogallery Pentagon: One of Kobani Bundles 'Probably' in IS Hands

Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren says two of 28 bundles dropped by US for Kurds fighting Islamic State militants did not make it to allies More

Smoke from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 22, 2014.

Video Iraq's Peshmerga to Send Fighters to Kobani

Turkey’s president calls action ‘wrong’ because some weapons were seized by Islamic State militants More

Sinai, Egypt

Israeli Troops Come Under Fire Along Egyptian Border

Military statement says attackers fired guns and an anti-tank missile at the Israelis; two soldiers wounded More

FILE - An Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 25, 2007.

4 Former Blackwater Security Guards Guilty of Iraq Killings

Trial focused on the 2007 killings of 14 Iraqis and wounding of 17 others, jury is expected to continue deliberating on other counts More

FILE - Egyptian security forces stand guard at Cairo University, Oct. 12, 2014.

Blast Outside Cairo University Reportedly Wounds 10

Egyptian Interior Ministry says blast in a square outside university at end of school day More



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Israeli Troops Come Under Fire Along Egyptian Border

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Video Young Kurd Artist Contributes in His Way to Struggle for Kobani

After joining fight for besieged Syrian town, Sherzad Ebrahim decides his best contribution comes from the images he paints
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Video Iraq's Peshmerga to Send Fighters to Kobani

Turkey’s president calls action ‘wrong’ because some weapons were seized by Islamic State militants
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UN Official Warns of Possible Genocide Against Iraqi Yazidis

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic says Islamic State militants may be trying to wipe out minority Yazidis
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UN Chief: Need to Rebuild Gaza Quickly

Ban warns winter is coming while more than 100,000 Palestinians remain homeless in Gaza Strip following 50-day war between Israel, Hamas militants earlier this year
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Photogallery Syrian Kurds Push Back on Turkish Plan

Ankara plan is to allow Peshmerga forces from northern Iraq to transit Turkish territory to enter besieged Syrian border town of Kobani to help in its defense
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Monitor: Syria Air Force Strikes 200 Times in 36 Hours

Intensified strikes by President Assad's forces increase fear among opponents that government is taking advantage of US raids on IS to attack other foes
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Egypt Sets Appeal Date for Al Jazeera Journalists

Journalists were convicted in July on charges of aiding terrorist organization in verdict condemned internationally
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Turkish PM Unveils Tighter Security Steps After Deadly Protests

Some 40 people were killed after Kurdish protesters took to the streets calling on Ankara to help defend Syrian Kurds in border town of Kobani
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Consumed by IS Threat, Iraq's Anbar Province Key Battleground Again

Sunni tribal fighters fear they are outgunned and say US military, Iraqi government are not sending enough support, weapons
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Rights Group: Man, Woman Stoned to Death for Adultery in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says stoning execution for adultery is first documented since 2011 start of country's civil war
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Iran Pledges Support for Iraq in Fight Against ISIL

Tehran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tells visiting Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi he considers security of two countries to be 'inseparable'
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