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Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Sept. 18, 2014.

Photogallery IS Attacks Send Thousands of Syrian Kurds Fleeing to Turkey

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 300 Kurdish fighters crossed into Syria from Turkey to defend a Kurdish area from attack by the Islamic militants More

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, and his foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, right, arrive for an Arab League Foreign Ministers emergency meeting at the league's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 7, 2014.

Egypt to Host New Mideast Talks

Meeting between representatives of Fatah, Hamas leaders from Gaza is scheduled for Monday More

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center right, stands with freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Sept. 20, 2014.

IS Militants Release 49 Turkish Hostages

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reports that no ransom was paid and no conditions accepted for the hostages' release; few details of the release are known More

People gather near a car damaged by a mortar shell during fighting between Shi'ite Houthi militants and government forces in Sanaa, Sept. 19, 2014.

UN Envoy: Truce Reached in Yemen

Agreement reached after intense consultations with all parties to resolve crisis More

Iraq Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Jaafari speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iraq at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 19, 2014.

Video Iraq FM to UN: Leave Ground Combat to Iraqi Forces

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks after Ibrahim al-Jaafari, reiterates that defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria requires international response - and says Iran has a role to play More



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Photogallery IS Attacks Send Thousands of Syrian Kurds Fleeing to Turkey

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 300 Kurdish fighters crossed into Syria from Turkey to defend a Kurdish area from attack by the Islamic militants
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Obama: World United in Fight Against IS

US continues to lead 'friend and allies' in strategy to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' terrorist group
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Israel, the Quiet Partner in Fight Against Islamic State Group

Israel, not an official member of the international coalition against Islamist militants, could find itself drawn into the conflict
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IS Militants Release 49 Turkish Hostages

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reports that no ransom was paid and no conditions accepted for the hostages' release; few details of the release are known
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Column: Tehran Politics Constrain Nuclear Talks

Failure to reach long-term deal on enrichment could influence Iranian elections, impact domestic issues
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Video Iraq FM to UN: Leave Ground Combat to Iraqi Forces

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks after Ibrahim al-Jaafari, reiterates that defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria requires international response - and says Iran has a role to play
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Video Iran, World Powers Seek Progress in Nuclear Talks

U.S. administration official says after initial pessimism about progress, it has since become clear Iran, P5+1 members have come to New York 'to go to work'
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Dozens Dead in String of Iraq Car Bombings

Blood-soaked streets stretched from capital Baghdad to the north in a series of attacks blamed on Islamic militants
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Video US May Soon Launch Airstrikes on Militants in Syria

Analysts say it could be difficult, however, to develop a military strategy that will not help the besieged Assad government in Damascus
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Bin Laden Ally Admits Role in US African Embassy Bombings

Adel Abdel Bary is father of Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, suspected executioner of journalist James Foley
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Iranians in 'Happy' Video Sentenced

Six Iranian youths who were arrested for dancing in Internet video to American pop song 'Happy' have been given suspended jail sentences and 91 lashes
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Syrian Children Die From Tainted Measles Vaccine

WHO, UNICEF investigating death of at least 15 children; immunization campaign in both Idlib and Deir Ezzour provinces suspended
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