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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir after a press availability as TIllerson walks to his plane, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter IranU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pressing Saudi Arabia and Iraq to form a united front to counter Iran's growing assertiveness in the Middle East
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
This July 30, 2017 photo, shows an oil field controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Rmeilan, Hassakeh province, northeast Syria. The SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, said Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 that they had captured the Al-Omar field, Syria’s largest oil field, from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists and for now keeping the area out of the hands of pro-government forces. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Latest: Veteran Syrian opposition member detainedSyrian activists say a veteran Syrian opposition member who has been campaigning for the release of Syrian detainees has himself been detained
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this March 7, 2015 file photo, Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata presides over a court hearing at a courthouse near Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian criminal court ruling Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017,  by Shehata -- who is known for his severity -- has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen. The ruling can be appealed. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Egypt's el-Sissi vows to quash terrorism after police ambushEgypt's president has vowed to press ahead with the country's war against terrorism, secure its borders and hunt down militants, in his first remarks after a deadly assault on the country's police force
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This July 30, 2017 photo, shows an oil field controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Rmeilan, Hassakeh province, northeast Syria. The SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, said Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 that they had captured the Al-Omar field, Syria’s largest oil field, from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists and for now keeping the area out of the hands of pro-government forces. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from ISThe U.S.-led coalition says allied fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US-allied forces capture Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State groupUS-allied forces capture Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State group
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A policeman prays during the funeral service of his colleague police captain Ahmed Fayez, who was killed in a gun battle in al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza province, about 135 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of Cairo, during his funeral at Al-Hosary mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. (AP Photo/Alaa Elkassas)
54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officialsEgyptian security officials say at least 54 policemen, including 20 officers, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, the Chief of Staff of Iran's armed forces, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, center left, shakes hands with his Syrian counterpart Gen. Ali Ayoub, center right, during a ceremony to sign a joint memorandum of understanding for developing cooperation and coordination between the two countries' armies in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. State news agency SANA said the memo provides for exchanging military expertise and intelligence and technology information in a way that can boost the two countries' capability for fight terrorism. (SANA via AP)
Syria troops capture central town recently taken by ISSyrian state media says government forces and their allies have regained control of a central town that the Islamic State group captured late last month
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is saluted as he arrives at King Salman Air Base, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against IranSecretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to seal a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran.
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Egypt officials say at least 55 security troops killed in attack outside CairoEgypt officials say at least 55 security troops killed in attack outside Cairo
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanon arrests 4 people over stolen Salvador Dali paintingLebanon arrests 4 people trying to sell stolen painting believed to be of famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, fighters from the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, hold a celebration in Paradise Square in Raqqa, Syria. The Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. (AP Photo/Gabriel Chaim)
Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victoryKurdish-led forces declare victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, setting up a climactic last stand for the group in nearby Deir el-Zour
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, SyriaDrone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows entire neighborhoods turned to rubble, with little sign of civilian life
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of CairoEgyptian security official says shootout with militants southwest of Cairo kills 14 policemen
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kurdish security forces withdraw from a checkpoint in Altun Kupri, outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Friday Oct. 20, 2017.  A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had "occupied" the disputed province of Kirkuk this week.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with KurdsIraqi, Kurdish forces exchange fire at border of Kurdish region, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories
The Associated Press1 day ago
Members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) celebrate at stadium that was the site of Islamic State fighters' last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Syrian Kurdish-led forces backed by the U.S. declare victory in the devastated northern city of Raqqa days after it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group.  (AP Photo/Asmaa Waguih)
The Latest: France's Macron hails freeing of Syria's RaqqaThe Latest: France's Macron says fight against IS has entered 'major new phase' after liberation of Raqqa
The Associated Press1 day ago
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