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Photogallery Turkey Allows Iraqi Kurds to Join Fight for Kobani

Reversal in policy comes as US conducts airdrops in besieged city, where Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State jihadists More

A Houthi Shiite rebel mans a machine gun mounted on a military truck in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 20, 2014.

Al-Qaida Militants Kill 18 Houthi Rebels in Yemen Violence

Suicide bombing and other attacks occur near capital city Sana'a More

Black smoke rises from the vicinity of the University of Benghazi where clashes are taking place between pro-government forces and Islamist militias in Benghazi Oct. 18, 2014.

Violence in Libya's Benghazi Kills at Least 65

Fierce fighting between Islamist militias, pro-government forces comes on third anniversary of killing of country’s long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi More

Israeli guards stand on the balcony of a house purchased by Jews in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem, Oct. 20, 2014.

Israelis Quietly Expand Enclave in Palestinian District of Jerusalem

Estimated 500 settlers, armed or protected by paramilitary police, live in Silwan among 50,000 Palestinians More

Video US, Iran Face Similar Challenges in Syrian Fight Against IS

Both Washington, Tehran back fighters battling Islamic State militants in Iraq -- but in Syria they support opposing sides in country’s civil war More



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Israelis Quietly Expand Enclave in Palestinian District of Jerusalem

Estimated 500 settlers, armed or protected by paramilitary police, live in Silwan among 50,000 Palestinians
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Saudi Arabia Steps Up Beheadings; Some See Political Message

Saudi Arabia's sudden surge in public executions has led to inevitable comparisons in Western media between Islamic State's beheadings and those practiced in the kingdom
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IAEA: Iran Acts to Comply with Interim Nuclear Deal

An IAEA report makes clear that Iran is meeting its commitments under the temporary deal ahead of a final settlement to a decade-old nuclear dispute
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Australian Special Forces to Advise Iraqis on Islamic State Fight

Some 200 commandos have been stationed for the past month at a US base in the UAE waiting for an agreement to be finalized
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Photogallery Turkey Allows Iraqi Kurds to Join Fight for Kobani

Reversal in policy comes as US conducts airdrops in besieged city, where Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State jihadists
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19 Dead in Baghdad Shi'ite Mosque Attack

Twenty-eight wounded as Iraqi capital sees surge in bombings, most claimed by Islamic State militants
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Arab League Reaffirms Support for Iraq in Fight Against IS Militants

Visit by Arab League chief, other top diplomats to Baghdad seen as sign of rapprochement between Iraq, its mostly Sunni Arab neighbors
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Iraq's PM to Visit Iran, Seeking Help in Fight Against IS

Prime Minister Abadi's office says the one-day trip is aimed at uniting efforts in the region 'to help Iraq in its war against the terrorist group'
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Blast Kills 6 Security Forces in Egypt's Sinai

Remotely detonated roadside bomb exploded as patrol responsible for protecting natural gas pipeline passed by, sources say
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Multimedia Kobani Fighting Sends 400,000 Refugees to Turkey

Refugees receive help from Turkish authorities and individuals, but say much more is needed
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Multimedia US Drops Supplies to Help Kurdish Fighters in Syria

President Erdogan likens Kurds fighting Islamic extremists in northern Syria to Kurdistan Workers Party, viewed by Turkey, US as terrorist group
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Video Latinos Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

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