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Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters take part during an intensive security deployment in Saadiyah in Diyala province north of Baghdad Nov. 19, 2014. They've been losing ground to Islamic State rebels.

Islamic State Kills at Least 25 Iraqi Tribesmen

Iraqi army tries to reopen road to send reinforcements to Ramadi More

FILE - Prosecutor Francois Molins speaks to reporters in Paris after it was learned that French national Maxime Hauchard was among Islamic State members filmed as they executed Syrian soldiers, Nov. 17, 2014.

France Struggles to Understand Converts to Radical Islam

Government estimates more than 1,000 French nationals have headed to Iraq, Syria to join jihadi movements More

Smoke rises over the Syrian city of Kobani, following a US led coalition airstrike, seen from outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists

US-Led Airstrikes in Syria Kill Over 900: Monitoring Group

British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the toll includes more than 50 civilians, five of them women and eight of them children More

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu shake hands before a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 21, 2014.

Biden Pushes Turkey for Help in Fight Against Islamic State

Visit follows weeks of public bickering between two NATO allies over reluctance of Turkish leaders to become militarily involved in campaign against jihadists More

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier , left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry,  meet during closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Nov. 22, 2014.

Kerry: 'Serious Gaps' Remain as Iran Nuclear Deadline Looms

US Secretary of State John Kerry says 'careful progress' is being made in talks in Vienna on the future of Iran’s nuclear program, and negotiators are working to close 'big gaps' More



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Bahrain Hold Elections

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Kerry: 'Serious Gaps' Remain as Iran Nuclear Deadline Looms

US Secretary of State John Kerry says 'careful progress' is being made in talks in Vienna on the future of Iran’s nuclear program, and negotiators are working to close 'big gaps'
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Biden Pushes Turkey for Help in Fight Against Islamic State

Visit follows weeks of public bickering between two NATO allies over reluctance of Turkish leaders to become militarily involved in campaign against jihadists
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UN: Israel, Palestinians Agree on Rebuilding Homes in Gaza

Some 25,000 homeowners will be able to access materials to repair their damaged houses
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Militants, Iraqi Forces Battle for Ramadi

Local officials say IS group is trying to control provincial capital, one of the last areas in Anbar province still controlled by government
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Multimedia Iran Talks Progress Behind the Scenes

Talks continue amid indications of behind-the-scenes developments that officials would not specify
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Security Heightened in Jerusalem's Old City Ahead of Prayers

Palestinians have been waging stone-throwing protests in Jerusalem since July
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Egypt's Sissi Urges West to Support Libya

Sissi calls on US, Europe to help Libyan army in its fight against Islamist militants now to save country from requiring intervention on scale of Iraq and Syria
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Egyptian Doctor Acquitted in Female Genital Mutilation Case

Court, without elaborating, says Raslan Fadl did not break ban on practice; teen's father also acquitted
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VP Biden to Visit Turkey to Mend Ties

While US, Turkey are keen to put spat over Biden's remarks behind them, fundamental differences over Syria remain between both NATO partners
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Video Are Mass Killings by IS Group Genocide?

UN says actions of Islamic State have met three out of the five criteria that define genocide under international Genocide Convention
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