Middle East

Palestinians carry the bodies of three senior Hamas commanders, who were killed in an Israeli air strike, during their funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Aug. 21, 2014.

Photogallery Gaza Fighting Intensifies After Senior Hamas Leaders Killed

Hamas, Israeli Defense Forces confirm targeted military commanders were Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum More

President Barack Obama arrives to speak in Edgartown, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group.

Video US Acknowledges Unsuccessful Syria Rescue Attempt

Officials say air and ground operation was not successful because hostages were not present at targeted location More

Tripoli, Libya map

Tunisia, Cairo Cancel Flights to and From Libya

Cairo airport authorities say they have canceled flights to and from neighboring country for security reasons More

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Militants’ Beheading Video Suggests New Anti-West Strategy

Gaining ground and confidence, Islamic State group fighters say they’re infiltrating US, Europe, hinting of future attacks More

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attends a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Aug. 20, 2014.

Erdogan Allies Likely to Dominate Turkey's New Cabinet

Outgoing president Abdullah Gul says Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is likely to take over as party chairman and become next prime minister More



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Outgoing president Abdullah Gul says Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is likely to take over as party chairman and become next prime minister
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President Francois Hollande describes extremists as posing ‘most serious’ threat since 2001
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Video Pentagon: US Special Forces Tried to Rescue Journalist Who Was Beheaded

President Barack Obama condemns Islamic State militants responsible for James Foley's execution as a 'cancer'
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Photogallery Israeli Airstrikes Kill Wife, Child of Hamas Military Leader

Israel says it hit more than 90 targets in Gaza Wednesday, one of which struck the house of Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif
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Attacks on Aid Workers Hit Record High

Humanitarian Outcomes says worldwide 155 aid workers were killed, 171 seriously wounded and 134 were kidnapped in 2013
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Video purportedly shows beheading of James Wright Foley as a message to US to stop intervening in Iraq
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UN plans to deliver thousands of tents, plastic sheets, cooking sets and containers for water and fuel to thousands who have taken refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan
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International coalition activists say urgent action is needed to save people whose lives and cultural heritage are in grave danger
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There are concerns heavily-armed Kurdistan Regional Government might seek to declare independence and cause break-up of Iraqi state
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UN agency warns of targeting health workers in conflicts and humanitarian crises
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