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Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continueOpposition activists say at least 11 people were killed in airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and the opposition
The Associated Press2 hours ago
US general discusses military aid on Lebanon visitThe commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East has met with top officials in Lebanon to discuss American military aid and other efforts to contain the fallout from the civil war in neighboring Syria
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israeli airstrikes wound 4 in Gaza after rocket attackOfficials say Israeli airstrikes have struck militant sites in the Gaza Strip, wounding at least four people, after a rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel, landing in an empty field
The Associated Press2 hours ago
IS militants abduct 4 alleged informants in Egypt, killing 2Egyptian security officials and a tribal leader say that Islamic State militants in the volatile northern Sinai region have abducted four civilians accused of cooperating with the military and killed at least two of them
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Smoke rises after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes during fighting on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 27. 2017. A senior Iraqi police commander said Monday that troops have taken control of the western side of a key bridge in Mosul amid intense clashes with the Islamic State group. The commander of the Federal Police Rapid Response Force, said his forces pushed into Mosul's western Gawsaq neighborhood Monday, reaching the foot of what's known locally as the 4th Bridge. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi commander says troops push deeper into western MosulIraqi police commander says his forces pushing deeper into western Mosul, take end of key bridge across Tigris River
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solutionPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Christian women who fled el-Arish in Sinai, due to fighting, rest at a youth guest house, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians flee volatile part of Sinai Peninsula after surge in militant killings of Copts
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Bomb targets bus in Bahrain, wounding 5 police officersBahrain says 5 police officers wounded in bomb attack that targeted a bus
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Egyptian Christian Ezzat Yaacoub Ishak, who fled el-Arish in North Sinai with his family two days ago due to fighting, stands in his newly rented apartment, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Israeli hospitals demand funds to continue treating SyriansAn Israeli health official says Israel's hospitals will stop treating Syrian patients in non-emergency cases next week unless the Israeli government fully reimburses the hospitals for years of medical treatments to those wounded in the Syrian civil war
The Associated Press18 hours ago
UN suspends Gaza staffer amid allegations of Hamas tiesThe U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees has suspended a Palestinian employee following Israel allegations that he was elected to a leadership position with the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip
The Associated Press18 hours ago
The Latest: Representative calls for unity among oppositionA representative of the Moscow-backed Syria opposition says opposition groups need to form a single delegation if they are to enter talks with representatives of the Damascus government in Geneva
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of HormuzIran's navy has begun an annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremonyThe father of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing
The Associated Press21 hours ago
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura waves as he arrives for Syria peace talks with Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee, HNC, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central citySyrian opposition activists say government warplanes have pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs killing at least three and wounding dozens
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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