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Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the east Baghdad neighborhood of Kamaliya, Iraq, Sunday, June 15, 2014.
Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night.
The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
Saudi King Abdullah has warned that terrorist groups will attack Europe and the United States unless they are faced with collective "power and speed" from the international community, Saudi media reported Saturday.
A high-level meeting of Gulf foreign ministers has ended without a clear end to a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, but some envoys are signaling that progress has been made.
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.
An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
Turkey's new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands in respect as he visits the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder, Kemal Ataturk, before a ceremony where he formally took charge of the presidency from his predecessor, Abdullah Gul, at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip , causing a high death toll.
The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria's civil war.
Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said.
Islamic State jihadists have boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops after capturing a key air base, the latest in a string of abuses that have shocked the world.
U.S. fighter planes conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Thursday, continuing a limited campaign aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake key territory and degrade the militants' capability.
ISIS said Thursday that it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers at an air base in the northeastern city of Raqqa.
Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights. . Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clashed with President Bashar Assad's forces, seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Updated: Sun Aug 31, 2014 01:30 am
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