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FILE - Men work on the roof of a house under construction in the unauthorized Jewish settler outpost of Havat Gilad, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Nov. 5, 2013.

US: More Israeli Settlements Would Send Troubling Message

Israel says it is taking over 400 hectares of the Etzion bloc near Bethlehem More

An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) and identified by private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group purportedly shows U.S. freelance writer Steven Sotloff dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape speaking to the camera before being beheaded by a masked militant (R), Sept. 2, 2014.

Islamic State Video Shows Beheading of US Journalist Sotloff

Purported killer addresses President Obama, saying execution is retaliation for US airstrikes, warns governments to back off 'evil alliance of America against the Islamic State' More

Protesters loyal to the Houthi Shi'ite group are blocked by riot police near the Cabinet's headquarters as they demonstrate to demand for the resignation of the government in Sana'a, Yemen, Sept. 1, 2014.

Yemen's Houthis Reject Government Move to Quell Protests

President dismisses government, proposes national unity administration and suggests reinstating fuel subsidies, government sources say More

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen stand guard after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amirli, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2014.

Obama Orders More US Forces to Protect Embassy in Baghdad

State Department says diplomatic officials made the request for additional security More

Video Experts: Rise of Islamic State Significant Development in Jihadism

Many analysts contend the group - which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq - has been rebuilding for years More



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WFP Reports Record Aid Deliveries to Syria

Shipments follow passage of UNSC resolution allowing World Food Program aid to enter opposition-held areas without Syrian government approval
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Islamic State Video Shows Beheading of US Journalist Sotloff

Purported killer addresses President Obama, saying execution is retaliation for US airstrikes, warns governments to back off 'evil alliance of America against the Islamic State'
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Saudi Arabia Arrests Suspected Al-Qaida Cell Members

Official says 88 people held had links to Islamic State group operating in Syria and Iraq, Nusra Front group in Syria or to al-Qaida branch in Yemen
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Syrian Forces Escalate Assault on Rebel-Held Damascus District

Forces conducts at least 27 air strikes in Jobar, killing a child, according to activists and rights groups
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Video NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East

At summit in Wales, to begin Thursday, top representatives of alliance countries to face ‘changed world,’ according to NATO chief Rasmussen
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Hamas Popularity Surges Over Gaza, Poll Finds

Militant group, supporting armed conflict, would beat Fatah rivals in any Palestinian vote
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Palestinian Negotiator to Push Statehood Case with Kerry

If there is no progress in Mideast peace process in coming months, Palestinian President Abbas said he would have no choice but to push ahead with unilateral statehood moves
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Shots Fired at Saudi Pipeline Hint at Larger Concerns

Pipeline has been repaired, but sources say incident marks first confirmed attack on physical energy infrastructure in world's largest oil exporter since 2006
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Sudan Expels Iranian Envoys, Closes Cultural Centers

Government gives no reason, reportedly fears influence of Iran's Shi'ite brand of Islam
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Attack on Army Convoy Kills 11 in Egypt's Sinai

Militants in Sinai have stepped up attacks on policemen, soldiers since then-army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi toppled President Mohamed Morsi of Muslim Brotherhood in July
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Nusra Front Demands Removal from UN Terror List

Militants link demand to release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped in the Golan Heights Thursday
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Photogallery Relatives of Abducted Iraqi Soldiers Storm Parliament

Move is seen as protest over capture, alleged execution of up to 1,700 troops by Islamic State militants in June near Tikrit military base
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