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A policeman observes the scene as immigrants who arrived aboard a cargo ship from Turkey queue for meals in a basketball arena where they have been given temporary shelter in the town of Ierapetra, Crete, Nov. 28, 2014.

Syrian Migrants Are Latest to Try Perilous Sea Journey

595 being housed at gymnasium in Ierepetra, Crete, where aid workers are providing warm meals, clothing More

PHOTOS: Push to Find Lebanon's 'Disappeared'

Photogallery Push to Find Lebanon's 'Disappeared' Grows

Up to 17,000 people remain missing from 15-year civil war that began in 1975 More

Chilren are seen carrying weapons and performing military drills in this still from an IS video called 'Blood of Jihad 2.'

Children in IS Propaganda Send Powerful Message

Depiction of children in a variety of roles, including combat, intend to show militants investing in next generation, preparing for long-term presence More

FILE - A suspected Uighur from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, holds an infant as they rest inside a temporary shelter on March 14.  They were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near Thailand-Malaysia border.

China Rebukes Turkey Over Uighur Refugees

Turkey offered to shelter roughly 200 Uighurs from western China early this year More

Supporters of Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi cheer at soldiers during a demonstration against the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Nov. 28, 2014.

Four Killed on Egypt's 'Muslim Youth Uprising' Day

Earlier Friday, two army officers were shot and killed by unidentified assailants in separate attacks in and just north of Cairo More

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Four Killed on Egypt's 'Muslim Youth Uprising' Day

Earlier Friday, two army officers were shot and killed by unidentified assailants in separate attacks in and just north of Cairo

Video Greece Tows Migrant Ship to Safety Off Crete

Wind-battered vessel of 700 migrants rescued days after EU asylum policy draws stinging criticism from Pope

OPEC Maintains Output, Prices Hit 4-year Low

Surge in U.S. shale oil production vexes cartel, with no OPEC strategies evident for offsetting the glut

UK Media Websites Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Among those hit were the London newspapers Daily Telegraph, Independent and Evening Standard, which reported that other news organizations had also been targeted

Iran's Supreme Leader Supports Extension of Nuclear Talks

Khamenei also says the United States has the most to lose if the negotiations fail

Record ICRC Budget Reflects Explosion of Global Conflicts, Violence

Group appeals for record $1.68 billion to help millions of people in Syria, followed by South Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, DRC, Israel and occupied territories, Mali, CAR, Ukraine

WHO: Tropical Fly-borne Illness Reported Near Damascus

The outbreak of myiasis, also known as screw worm, stems from deteriorating water and sanitation conditions

Syria Launches More Deadly Strikes on Raqqa

United States says it is 'horrified' by reports Syrian government killed scores of civilians during airstrikes on that city

Saudis Hint at Maintaining OPEC Production Targets

Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi did not disclose specifics of agreement within influential Gulf Cooperation Council, but sources say oil output will not be reduced

US Commandos Take Part in Yemen Rescue Mission

Tuesday's raid in area known as al-Qaida safe haven freed hostages, resulted in deaths of seven suspected al-Qaida fighters

Because You Asked: Why Hasn’t US Struck Assad?

One topic dominated a small reader poll: Policy in Syria. Why hasn’t the US done more to help Syrians?

UN Security Council Condemns Violence in Libya

Security Council also condemns ongoing human rights violations in Libya, use of violence against civilians, and public intimidation - including of U.N. personnel
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