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A rebel fighter from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) sits on a barricade as he holds a position on a front line in the northern city of Aleppo, Oct. 1, 2014.

Multimedia Activists: Coalition Airstrikes Target IS Near Syria-Turkey Border

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says aircraft carried out at least five airstrikes Wednesday south of Kobani More

FILE - President Barack Obama, left, listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Obama, Netanyahu to Meet with Focus on Iran

White House meeting comes days after Netanyahu told UN General Assembly that Iran is trying to trick the world into lifting sanctions More

Volunteers with Kurdish peshmerga forces clash with Islamic State militants in the town of Daquq, south of Kirkuk, Sept. 30, 2014.

Kurdish Fighters Reclaim Border Crossing from Islamic State

The Iraqi Kurds were aided by Kurdish fighters from the Syrian side of the border More

FILE - Civilians and security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the southeastern neighborhood of New Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

UN: Violence Killed 1,100 Iraqis in September

The toll from last month included 854 civilians and 265 members of the Iraqi Security Forces More

A Syrian Kurdish refugee woman and her child wait after crossing the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Sept. 27, 2014.

UN: ISIL Advances Could Displace Thousands More in Syria

Humanitarian chief says recent Islamic State gains in Aleppo have caused more than 160,000 people to flee to Turkey More

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UN: ISIL Advances Could Displace Thousands More in Syria

Humanitarian chief says recent Islamic State gains in Aleppo have caused more than 160,000 people to flee to Turkey

Journalists' Organization Honors Risk-taking Reporters

New York-based CPJ recognizes journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa for reporting in face of censorship, violence

Tunisia Approves 27 Candidates for Presidential Race

Country to hold parliamentary vote October 26 followed by presidential poll in November 23 after adopting new constitution this year

Photogallery Kurdish Forces in Iraq Advance Against IS Fighters

Local officials credit the US-led coalition airstrikes for Kurdish peshmerga, Shi'ite and Iraqi forces being able to recapture territory

Video Malaysia Struggles to Stop People Joining Jihad

Authorities say militant groups like Islamic State use social media to entice at least three dozen Malaysian Muslims to fight in what they call 'jihad' in Syria, Iraq

Pope Summons Mideast Envoys to Rome Over Islamist Advance

Meeting to be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday; will include Vatican ambassadors to Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Israel and Palestinians, plus UN, EU reps

Multimedia Analyst: West Cannot Win Prolonged Fight With Islamic State

Some Middle East analysts say years-long campaign will not defeat IS at all and could even make Islamist militant group stronger

Syria Raids Show Saudi, UAE Ambition to Extend Regional Authority

With Egypt, Syria and Iraq - all now immersed in turmoils - emergence of Gulf states as military players asserting an unremitting hostility to Islamists could alter the region's political equation

Rights Group: EU Must Provide 'Considerable' Resources for Migrant Rescues

Italy, which is planning to phase out its search-and-rescue missions, has repeatedly sought EU help to tackle the flood of migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Turkish MPs to Vote on Military Action Against IS

Turkey likely to gain parliamentary approval for cross-border military operations in Syria and Iraq this week as Islamic State insurgents threaten its territory

Egyptian Court Jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters

All found guilty of killing 30 people, intending to kill others in Cairo during October 2013 protests to oust Islamist President Mohamed Morsi

Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World

Iran also said Netanyahu continued to 'sabotage and disrupt' Iranian negotiations with world powers over Iran's nuclear program
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