Middle East

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Jan. 27, 2015.

Photogallery Obama Seeks to Bolster Ties With Saudi Arabia

US president cuts short trip to India to pay respects to late King Abdullah's family, discuss Middle East issues with newly enthroned King Salman More

Libyan security forces and emergency services surround Tripoli's central Corinthia Hotel (R) in the Libyan capital,  Jan. 27, 2015.

Eight Dead in Libya Hotel Attack

Libyan offiicals say five of the dead are foreigners and the other three were guards More

Kurds celebrating success by Kurdish and peshmerga fighters in driving Islamic State militants out of Kobani, hold a photo of a fighter killed in the conflict, near Turkish-Syrian border at Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Jan. 27, 2015.

Kurds Expand Offensive After Driving IS From Kobani

British-based monitor confirms Kurd claims that its fighters took control of nearby village; some Kobani residents start to return to mostly destroyed town More

An Israeli army mobile artillery cannon is stationed near the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Jan. 27, 2015.

2 Rockets from Syria Strike Israeli-occupied Golan

Israeli military spokesman said army 'responded with artillery towards the positions that launched the attack' and ordered evacuation of Israel's Mt. Hermon ski resort on Golan Heights More

Yemeni men drive motorbikes past concrete blocks put in place outside the U.S. embassy in the capital Sana'a, Jan. 27, 2015.

Yemen Rebels Release Kidnapped Presidential Aide

Kidnapping of President Hadi's chief of staff 10 days ago helped plunge Yemen into political crisis, prompting president and government to resign last week More


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Yemen Rebels Release Kidnapped Presidential Aide

Kidnapping of President Hadi's chief of staff 10 days ago helped plunge Yemen into political crisis, prompting president and government to resign last week
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Airlines Suspend Baghdad Flights After Jet Shooting

Flight, run by FlyDubai, was hit by several rounds of gunfire as it landed, though officials say shooting was unintentional
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Battles Continue Outside Syria's Kobani After Kurds Claim Victory

Mainly Kurdish town close to Turkish border has become focal point in international fight against Islamic State, an al-Qaida offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq
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2 Rockets from Syria Strike Israeli-occupied Golan

Israeli military spokesman said army 'responded with artillery towards the positions that launched the attack' and ordered evacuation of Israel's Mt. Hermon ski resort on Golan Heights
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Video Egypt Confirms Jail Terms for Leading Liberal Activists

Ruling comes two days after 25 people were killed when police dispersed protesters on the 4th anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak
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Eight Dead in Libya Hotel Attack

Libyan offiicals say five of the dead are foreigners and the other three were guards
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IS Renews Threats Against 2 Foreign Hostages

In purported IS video Tuesday, man believed to be Japanese journalist Kenji Goto says he 'has 24 hours left to live' and Jordanian hostage 'has even less' time
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Photogallery Obama Seeks to Bolster Ties With Saudi Arabia

US president cuts short trip to India to pay respects to late King Abdullah's family, discuss Middle East issues with newly enthroned King Salman
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Analysts: IS Brutally Distorts Sharia Law

Islamic State group boasts it governs through strict observance of Sharia law, but experts say it’s doing anything but that
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Egyptian Doctor Convicted in Landmark FGM Case

Soheir al-Batea died in 2013, the victim of a botched female genital mutilation operation, which more than 90 percent of girls and women in Egypt undergo
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Video Yemen Drone Strike Kills Three; US Embassy Suspends Service

Attack suggests Washington's campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is continuing, at least in its use of drones; US Embassy closed to public
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Egyptian Prison Releases Mubarak's Sons

Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal left Torah Prison early Monday, nearly four years after being arrested in months following uprising that pushed their father from power
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