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FILE - An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in this U.S. Navy picture taken in the Arabian Gulf, October 28, 2014.

US-Led Coalition Carries Out Nearly 40 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

A spokesman said 18 of the 38 airstrikes destroyed vehicles and bridges in Raqqa province representing 'one of the largest deliberate engagements…conducted to date in Syria' More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves the podium after delivering a statement on the Iran talks in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Foreign Ministers Try to Close Iran Nuclear Deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters late Sunday that 'differences remain' and that the two sides are 'trying' More

FILE - Iraqi security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists in the eastern part of Ramadi in Anbar province, May 14, 2015.

Iraqi Military Accused of Civilian Deaths

Military spokesman Sa'ad Ma'an denies Iraqi government is targeting civilians, claiming Islamic State militants are responsible for recent casualties More

Smoke billows following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a weapons depot, currently controlled by Yemeni Shi'ite Huthi rebels, on July 5, 2015 in the capital Sana'a.

Civilians Killed in Yemen Airstrikes

Number of dead in the latest attack on Aden is unclear, with media sources reporting between eight and 30 civilians killed More

FILE - The ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria, May 17, 2015.

IS Video Shows Palmyra Executions

Footage purports to show IS militants leading Syrian government soldiers from Palmyra prison to the amphitheater, where they are shot More



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Coalition Hits IS Positions in Syria

Airstrikes Saturday and Sunday, centered on Raqqa in country's east, have reportedly killed at least 23 Islamic militants and wounded others
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IS Video Shows Palmyra Executions

Footage purports to show IS militants leading Syrian government soldiers from Palmyra prison to the amphitheater, where they are shot
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Egyptian President Visits Troops in Embattled North Sinai

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi dons battle dress, inspects troops after Islamic State-linked militants strike deadly blow against military in coordinated assault
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Syrian, Hezbollah Forces Attack Rebels in Border Region

Taking rebel-held town of Zabadani would tighten Hezbollah's grip on Syrian territories bordering Lebanon and would strengthen Syrian government's control over of Beirut-Damascus highway
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Yemen's Houthis Say Ramadan Humanitarian Pause Discussed

Houthi spokesman says he met UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Friday to discuss matter
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Tunisia Declares State of Emergency After Beach Attack

Police, army given power to conduct raids; President Beji Caid Essebsi says 'persistent threats' have placed nation 'in a special type of war'
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Video Iran Nuclear Talks Enter Critical Point

Kerry, Zarif meeting against Sunday, a day after officials in Vienna confirmed a tentative agreement has been reached on sanctions relief issue
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Video Armenian Syrian Remains After Most Fled

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Video Middle East Activists Go Online to Try to Bridge Rifts

'We love you’ movement is a grass-roots effort to end old grudges through mutual respect
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Monitors: Palmyra Statues Ruined by IS May Have Been Fakes

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State might be planning to sell original statues
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IS Egyptian Affiliate Claims It Fired 3 Rockets Into Israel

Group sends Twitter message saying it shot three Grad rockets into what it calls Jewish targets in 'occupied Palestine'
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