Middle East

FILE - Rebel fighters stand outside Idlib museum in Idlib, Syria, after Islamist rebel fighters took control of the area, April 1, 2015.

Syria's Assad Losing Ground; Political Solution Elusive

During past month, moderate rebels in league with Jabhat al-Nusra have scored a series of battlefield victories More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, April 27, 2015, in New York.

Video Kerry Visits Iranian NY Diplomatic Residence

Kerry met with Iranian FM Zarif; The two are in New York for the annual review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty More

Fighters from Misrata fire weapons at Islamic State militants near Sirte March 15, 2015. Militants loyal to Islamic State, the group which has seized much of Iraq and Syria, have established a larger presence in central Libya in recent weeks. Islamic Stat

Army Official: Islamic State Kills 5 Journalists Working for Libyan TV Station

Four Libyans, one Egyptian had been working for an eastern television station supporting federalism for eastern Libya More

Displaced Palestinian children collect water at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, on July 30, 2014. It had been hit by artillery shells earlier in the day.

UN: Israeli Actions Killed 44 Palestinians at UN Shelters

Independent inquiry also found that Palestinian militant groups hid weapons at three empty UN schools in Gaza and 'likely' fired from two of them More

File - Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site where many believe the largest weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, on April 21, 2015.

Saudis Continue to Pound Targets in Yemen

Vital aid is reportedly being held up by both sides: Houthis stopping convoys of trucks reaching Aden, Saudi-led coalition's navies searching of ships for weapons is holding up food deliveries by sea More



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Saudis Continue to Pound Targets in Yemen

Vital aid is reportedly being held up by both sides: Houthis stopping convoys of trucks reaching Aden, Saudi-led coalition's navies searching of ships for weapons is holding up food deliveries by sea
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Islamist Rebels Capture Army Base in Syria's Idlib Province

Social media videos show militants inside base; coalition getting closer to seizing most of Idlib province and moving toward Latakia, ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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US Calls Iran Nuclear Deal Monitoring 'Most Extensive' Ever

US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman tells Jewish social justice group the pact would give new protection to Israel by increasing length of time for Tehran nuclear weapon
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Kerry to Meet Iranian FM Monday, as Deadline Looms for Nuclear Deal

Senior State Department official says meeting between Kerry and Zarif will take place on the sidelines of the 2015 conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at UN
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Israeli Airstrike Kills 4 Suspected Syrians Militants in Golan Heights

Earlier Sunday, Syrian fighter jets struck a market in the town of Darkush, near the Turkish border
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At Least 22 Killed in Iraq Attacks

No group immediately claims responsibility for attacks, but Shi'ite areas and government forces are often target of Sunni Islamist insurgents
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Monitor: Syrian Jets Attack Key Idlib City Seized by Insurgents

Human rights group says at least four airstrikes hit city, which had been one of government's last strongholds in Idlib province after rebels captured provincial capital of Idlib last month
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Airstrikes, Ground Fighting Rage in Yemen

Witnesses report at least five airstrikes on arms depot at military base on outskirts of Sana'a and at site near palace where weapons were being transported
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Video ‘Angel of the Migrants’ Helps Desperate Syrians Arriving in Europe

Nawal Soufi is a Moroccan-Italian woman known as 'Angel of the Migrants'; She and her friends distribute baby food and clothes, along with words of advice, encouragement
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HRW: Egypt's Trial of Morsi ‘Badly Flawed’

Human Rights Watch says former Egypt leader's detention without charge for more than three weeks after his removal from office violated Egyptian law; government rejects criticism
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Military: US, Allies Conduct 15 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

Four airstrikes are launched in Syria from Friday to Saturday morning and 11 more are conducted against in Iraq
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Al-Qaida, Allies Take Strategic Town in Northwest Syria

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels are in control of parts of Jisr al-Shughur
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