Middle East

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens during a news conference in Riga, Oct. 23, 2014.

Video Erdogan: FSA to Help Kurds Defend Kobani

Turkish president says Kurdish militia forces are finalizing how Western-backed, moderate rebel group will get 1,300 troops to Syria's northern border with Turkey More

Video Islamic State Militants Encroach on Baghdad

Iraqi capital not under ‘imminent threat,’ US military says, amid worries about foothold More

Sinai, Egypt

Egypt Declares State of Emergency in Sinai After Terror Attacks

Attacks killed at least 30 soldiers, wounded 25 more after car bomb explodes at army checkpoint near al-Arish and gunmen attack troops at another checkpoint More

Video Tunisians Head to Polls Amid Concerns Over Economy, Security

Sunday's vote is seen as a test of the transition to democracy amid a region in turmoil More

Kurdish fighters guard in the street in the Iraqi town of Qara Tappa north of Baghdad, October 21, 2014.

Iraq 'Months' from Major Anti-IS Ground Offensive

Pentagon official says an offensive is 'not imminent'; Meanwhile, the US has continued its aerial bombardment against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria More



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Video Erdogan: FSA to Help Kurds Defend Kobani

Turkish president says Kurdish militia forces are finalizing how Western-backed, moderate rebel group will get 1,300 troops to Syria's northern border with Turkey
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Iraq 'Months' from Major Anti-IS Ground Offensive

Pentagon official says an offensive is 'not imminent'; Meanwhile, the US has continued its aerial bombardment against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria
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Video Tunisians Head to Polls Amid Concerns Over Economy, Security

Sunday's vote is seen as a test of the transition to democracy amid a region in turmoil
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Cash Aid for Refugees Succeeds Despite Donors' Doubts

Experience, such as with Syrians fleeing civil war, shows that simply handing out traditional relief goods may not be the most effective way of helping dispossessed
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Don't Prejudge Egypt's New Draft NGO Law, Minister Says

Some non-governmental organizations see creeping legal restrictions on political freedoms won in 2011 revolt
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Libyan Army Urges Citizens to 'Rise Up' Against Militias

Army officials made a similar plea several days ago for help to rid major eastern city Benghazi of militants
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Migrant Domestic Workers 'Trapped and Exploited' in UAE

Analysts say across Middle East, living conditions for migrant domestic workers - most of them from Asia and Africa - are very poor
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Libya's Oil to Flow Despite Struggle Between Rival Governments

Libya locked in conflict between two governments and both sides want to see oil revenues flow
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Analysis: Concerns Rise About US Intel Capabilities on IS

With President Obama saying Islamic State threat was ‘underestimated’ and intelligence community largely taking blame, some say issue points to deeper problems
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Security Sources: Lebanese Army Kills 3 in Raid

The raid targeted Lebanese and Syrian gunmen wanted by authorities, including an Islamic State fighter accused of beheading a soldier
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Photogallery Activists: US-led Airstrikes Killed 553 in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says 200 Iraq Kurdish peshmerga fighters will be allowed through Turkey to help defend the Syrian border town of Kobani
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