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This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, April 25, 2015, shows Nusra Front fighters in the town of Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib province, Syria.

Islamist Rebels Seize Syrian Hospital

Al-Nusra Front has taken 'complete control' of hospital on outskirts of Jisr al-Shughour, where dozens of government soldiers and others had been holed up inside hospital since late April More

Suicide Bomber Targets Shiite Mosque in Saudi Arabia

Huge explosion occurred during Friday prayers at Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, a town on east coast of predominantly Sunni Muslim kingdom More

This picture released on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 on the website of Islamic State militants, shows black columns of smoke rising through the air during a battle between Islamic State militants and the Syrian government forces on a road between Homs and Pal

Multimedia Islamic State Takes Palmyra, Gains Control of Syria-Iraq Border

Takeover immediately threatens ancient city's 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site - with its towering colonnades, priceless artifacts and many precious ruins More

Turkey's Main Opposition Party Hopes for Election Breakthrough

Turkey's Main Opposition Party Hopes for Election Breakthrough

Unlike in previous campaigns, this year the CHP is focusing on the economy More

FILE - A Palestinian boy plays amid the rubble of his family's former house which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Eastern Gaza City Shujaiya neighborhood, May 11, 2015.

World Bank: Gaza's Economy on 'Verge of Collapse'

A World Bank report said Gaza's GDP would have been four times higher if not for conflicts and restrictions More



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Multimedia Islamic State Takes Palmyra, Gains Control of Syria-Iraq Border

Takeover immediately threatens ancient city's 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site - with its towering colonnades, priceless artifacts and many precious ruins
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Is Palmyra's Fall Strategic Loss for Syria?

Takeover of historic city a huge military victory for Islamic State, but also partly, a calculated strategic loss for Syrian government
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US Sanctions 2 Companies in Iran Plane Purchases

US Treasury sanctions Iraq-based Al-Naser Airlines as well as UAE-based Sky Blue Bird Aviation for providing support to Iranian airline Mahan Air
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Nineteen Libyan Soldiers Killed in Benghazi Fighting

Fatalities come during new Libyan army push to retake Benghazi from Islamic militants, as IS claims responsibility for pair of suicide bombings in Misrata
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Stuck in Gaza, Hackers Open Lines to the World

Selling hacked VoIP access can generate big bucks for some tech-savvy Gazans looking for new ways to make money
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Saudi Airstrike Hits Aid Office, Killing 5

Artillery fire, airstrikes hit Maydee along Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia, a stronghold of Iran-allied Houthi militia that has been focus of Saudi-led coalition bombings for eight weeks
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Rising Inequality Holding Back Economic Growth, Report Warns

OECD says widening gap between haves and have-nots in much of the developed world raises concerns about the fraying social fabric, has political, economic implications
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Mystery Surrounds Movements of Italy's Tunisia Bardo Suspect

Touil was arrested Tuesday on a Tunisian arrest warrant at his mother's home in Gaggiano, near Milan, on accusations that he helped plan and execute the Bardo Museum massacre
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Amnesty: Migrant Labor Abuse Still Rampant in Qatar

Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs disagrees, saying in statement 'significant changes have been made' over the past year
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Italy Rescues More Than 900 Migrants at Sea

No details about migrants' nationalities or body recovered Wednesday; no boats yet spotted Thursday as sea conditions worsen
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Obama Designates Tunisia as Major Non-NATO Ally

Tunisia, which has held several successful elections since longtime leader ousted in 2011, dealing with massive youth unemployment, regional instability
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Multimedia IS Poised to Seize Huge Syrian Arms Depot

In group's second strategic win this month, IS takes control of ancient ruins of Palmyra; US president calls fall of Iraqi city earlier this week to militants a tactical setback but adds, 'I don't think we're losing'
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