Middle East

A man walks past Raqqa Museum, which activists said was damaged by airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Islamic State-controlled Raqqa, eastern Syria, November 25, 2014.

Syrian Airstrikes on Raqqa Kill 95

Tuesday's attacks on an industrial area and popular market near the city's museum also injured at least 120 people More

Iraq ISIL / ISIS

Two Americans Hit With IS-related Terrorism Charges

Charges are part of effort by officials to stem tide of Americans seeking to join Islamic militants in Syria, Iraq More

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Video Is Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks a Positive Step?

It does give a break to both sides, but analysts wonder whether it's an indication of remaining deep divisions More

Yemen

Yemeni Forces Rescue 8 Hostages from al-Qaida

Seven captors are killed, one Yemeni soldier wounded; most hostages are Yemenis More

In this Nov. 5, 2014, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Soheir al-Batea who died undergoing the procedure of female genital mutilation walk in front of her home in Dierb Biqtaris village, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Cairo, Egypt.

Lawyers Appeal Acquittal in Egypt’s First-ever Female Genital Mutilation Trial

Lawyers turn to higher court after two men accused of causing death of 13-year-old girl during an illegal circumcision were acquitted last week More



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Syrian Airstrikes on Raqqa Kill Dozens

Activists say Tuesday's strikes hit an industrial zone and a popular market near the city's museum; at least 36 of those killed were civilians
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Key Oil Producers Fail to Agree on Production Cuts

Global oil prices have dropped 30 percent since June to below $80 a barrel
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Islamic State Fighters Battle Iraqi Forces Near Baiji Refinery

Sunni militants are present in four of Baiji's 12 neighborhoods, as well as areas on the perimeter of the sprawling refinery complex
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Lawyers Appeal Acquittal in Egypt’s First-ever Female Genital Mutilation Trial

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Jewish-Nation Bill Frays Israel's Delicate Social Fabric

Country poised to pass one of most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it homeland of the Jewish people only - and further alienate its Arab minority
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New Bird Flu Strain Reaches Europe

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Tunisia's Essebsi Wins First Presidential Round, Heads for Runoff

Essebsi got 39.46 percent in Sunday's poll, short of needed overall majority but ahead of Marzouki, who got 33.4 percent
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At Least 18 Killed in Cairo Building Collapse

Emergency services, soldiers and neighbors spent morning rifling through a 5-meter high pile of rubble in search of survivors
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Iranian Leader: Western Powers Failed to Bring Iran to its Knees

Iran and a the so-called P5+! agreed to extend talks on Iran's nuclear program through the middle of next year
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Second Airstrike Hits Airport in Libya's Capital

Country's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says his government's air force was responsible for strikes on the airport
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US Overseas Contracts Faulted in Human Trafficking

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