Middle East

Displaced Yazidis, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State group, head toward the Syrian border Aug. 11, 2014.

UN Official Warns of Possible Genocide Against Iraqi Yazidis

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic says Islamic State militants may be trying to wipe out minority Yazidis More

Photogallery Report: Islamic State Gets US Arms Airdrop

Sizable parachuted cache reportedly grabbed by insurgents after US Air Force dropped supplies Sunday night; rights group also says jihadists may have secured second consignment intended for Kurdish militiamen More

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon greets a Palestinian man, whose house was destroyed, at a UN-run school for refugees in Gaza City on Oct. 14, 2014.

UN Chief: Need to Rebuild Gaza Quickly

Ban warns winter is coming while more than 100,000 Palestinians remain homeless in Gaza Strip following 50-day war between Israel, Hamas militants earlier this year More

Turkish Kurds warm themselves around an open fire as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey, Oct. 21, 2014.

Photogallery Syrian Kurds Push Back on Turkish Plan

Ankara plan is to allow Peshmerga forces from northern Iraq to transit Turkish territory to enter besieged Syrian border town of Kobani to help in its defense More

Kurdish protesters throw stones as they clash with riot police (foreground) in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Oct. 8, 2014.

Turkish PM Unveils Tighter Security Steps After Deadly Protests

Some 40 people were killed after Kurdish protesters took to the streets calling on Ankara to help defend Syrian Kurds in border town of Kobani More



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Turkish PM Unveils Tighter Security Steps After Deadly Protests

Some 40 people were killed after Kurdish protesters took to the streets calling on Ankara to help defend Syrian Kurds in border town of Kobani
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Consumed by IS Threat, Iraq's Anbar Province Key Battleground Again

Sunni tribal fighters fear they are outgunned and say US military, Iraqi government are not sending enough support, weapons
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Rights Group: Man, Woman Stoned to Death for Adultery in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says stoning execution for adultery is first documented since 2011 start of country's civil war
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Iran Pledges Support for Iraq in Fight Against ISIL

Tehran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tells visiting Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi he considers security of two countries to be 'inseparable'
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Photogallery Report: Islamic State Gets US Arms Airdrop

Sizable parachuted cache reportedly grabbed by insurgents after US Air Force dropped supplies Sunday night; rights group also says jihadists may have secured second consignment intended for Kurdish militiamen
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Multimedia Kurds Welcome Turkish Approval of Reinforcements for Kobani

US, some European nations have pushed Turkey to help the Syrian border town of Kobani that is besieged by Islamic State militants
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Al-Qaida Militants Kill 18 Houthi Rebels in Yemen Violence

Suicide bombing and other attacks occur near capital city Sana'a
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Video US, Iran Face Similar Challenges in Syrian Fight Against IS

Both Washington, Tehran back fighters battling Islamic State militants in Iraq -- but in Syria they support opposing sides in country’s civil war
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Benghazi Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in US Court

Ahmed Abu Khattala faces charges linked to September 2012 attacks that killed four US citizens, including an American ambassador
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Violence in Libya's Benghazi Kills at Least 65

Fierce fighting between Islamist militias, pro-government forces comes on third anniversary of killing of country’s long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi
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Israelis Quietly Expand Enclave in Palestinian District of Jerusalem

Estimated 500 settlers, armed or protected by paramilitary police, live in Silwan among 50,000 Palestinians
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Saudi Arabia Steps Up Beheadings; Some See Political Message

Saudi Arabia's sudden surge in public executions has led to inevitable comparisons in Western media between Islamic State's beheadings and those practiced in the kingdom
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