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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard on Jalawla front line in northeastern district of Baquba, near the city of Khanaqin, Aug. 29, 2014.

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Near Besieged Town

update Fighters advancing from four directions on town of Amerli, largely cut off from water, food and other supplies since June More

Quneitra border crossing, Golan Heights, Syria

UN: Philippine Peacekeepers Seized in Golan Heights Now Safe

update UN Disengagement Observer Force says all 40 Philippine peacekeepers were able to leave their location under cease-fire agreement. More

Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue on Sidelines of UNGA

Catherine Ashton tells reporters that the P5+1 will hold discussions on sidelines of upcoming UN assembly More

An Iraqi Christian man from Mosul, who fled with his family from violence in their country, reads a book at the Latin Patriarchate Church in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2014.

Conflicts Engulf Christians in Mideast

Research finds an increase in faith-based hostilities, and Christians are facing persecution in a growing number of countries in the region More

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Iran Bolsters Phone, Internet Surveillance

Does increased monitoring suggest the government is nervous? More



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Iran Bolsters Phone, Internet Surveillance

Does increased monitoring suggest the government is nervous?
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Conflicts Engulf Christians in Mideast

Research finds an increase in faith-based hostilities, and Christians are facing persecution in a growing number of countries in the region
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Peacekeepers Rescued in Golan Heights Fight

Gunfight erupts between Philippine peacekeepers and Syrian rebels in Israeli-occupied area
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Kerry Calls for Global Coalition to Fight I.S.

US secretary of state says terrorist group is rising threat, not just in Iraq and Syria, but anywhere they could manage to travel undetected - including the United States
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UN Security Council Urges Yemen's Houthis to End Hostilities

Council statement also warns foreign countries not to interfere by encouraging instability in the impoverished Arab state
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Some US Lawmakers Seek Vote on Military Action Against Islamic State

A small bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for Congress to debate and vote on whether or not to authorize expansion of US military operations
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Pentagon: Iraq Ops Cost $7.5 Million Daily

As costs rise with intensified activity, Rear Admiral John Kirby says Pentagon is drawing up options for president for possible strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria
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Islamic State's Popular Appeal Presents Challenge for Jordan

Since Syria's civil war erupted in 2011, hundreds of Jordanians have joined fight against Syrian government; 250 of them have been killed
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New Turkish Cabinet Unlikely to Make Major Policy Shift

Opponents fear Ahmet Davutoglu's election as president will herald more authoritarian rule
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Iran's FM Hopes for Nuclear Accord by Deadline

Iran, global powers working to strike comprehensive agreement by Nov. 24 deadline, under which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for easing of sanctions
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UN: Peacekeepers Taken in Syria Are Safe

Organization says 44 peacekeepers taken from their post a day earlier were removed 'for their own protection,' though name of group holding soldiers has not been released
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Obama Signals No Immediate Airstrikes in Syria

Last week, Obama authorized air surveillance on Islamist fighters in Syria
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