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A tank of Iraq's special forces destroys a suicide car bomb belonging to Islamic State militants during the fight to regain control of Andalus neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Iraqi troops have begun to push Islamic State militants out of the last remaining neighborhoods between government-held territory in the eastern Mosul and the Tigris river which divides the city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi troops capture historic Mosul mosque destroyed by ISIraq military officials say that government troops Iraqi forces have captured the site of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, after driving Islamic State group militants from a new neighborhood in eastern Mosul
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Turkish police officers walk at Istanbul's headquarters prior to a news conference regarding the arrest of a suspect of New Year's nightclub attack, in Istanbul, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Turkish officials on Tuesday confirmed that the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, has been detained. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkish leader faults delays in fight against Islamic StateTurkey's president has criticized delays in the U.S.-led coalition's offensive against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Yemen officials say Houthi rocket kills 6 civiliansYemeni security officials say a rocket fired by Houthi rebels has killed six civilians, including women and children, when it hit an area in southern Taiz province
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Iran says Trump's talk on nuclear deal is 'mainly slogans'Iran's president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans."
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Radical Islamic cleric freed after 9 months in Israel prisonIsrael has released a radical Islamic cleric from prison after he completed his nine-month prison term
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mounting frustration in Damascus amid widespread water cutsSyrian capital faces its longest water crisis so far in the war as residents line up to fill jerry cans, skip showers
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Egypt says gunmen kill 8 policemen at desert checkpointEgypt's Interior Ministry says gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in the country's desert west, killing eight policemen
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this still image made from video provided by opposition operated Step News Agency, which is consistent with independent AP reporting, bodies are seen covered with blankets, as blood stains the floor, in a building in Deir Qanoun, Barada Valley, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 .Pro-Syrian government troops shelled a village in a rebel-controlled area near Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 12 civilians and injuring several others who were taking shelter in a banquet hall. (Step News Agency, UGC via AP)
Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talksRepresentatives of some Syrian rebel groups say they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country
The Associated Press17 hours ago
IS claims responsibility for killing of Jordan army officerThe extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a shooting attack it said killed a Jordanian soldier earlier this month
The Associated Press20 hours ago
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech at the opening of the Mideast peace conference in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Fearing a new eruption of violence in the Middle East, more than 70 world diplomats gathered in Paris on Sunday to push for renewed peace talks that would lead to a Palestinian state. (Bertrand Guay/Pool Photo via AP)
Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashesThe Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank
The Associated Press20 hours ago
File - In this Tuesday, April 5, 2011, file photo, a man picks up a copy of Al Wasat newspaper at a newsstand in Hamad Town, Bahrain. Bahraini authorities have ordered the independent newspaper to stop publishing online Monday and say a city hall was set ablaze during clashes between opposition protesters and police. The suspension of Al-Wasat’s online operations followed a spike in anti-government protests led by the country’s Shiite majority that began Saturday.  (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
Bahrain bans paper from publishing online after protestsBahrain says a city hall was set ablaze during a night of clashes between police and protesters following the execution of three men convicted of a deadly bombing targeting police
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflictThe United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen said Monday that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A woman cries as others celebrate after the Supreme Administrative Court said two islands, Sanafir and Tiran, are Egyptian, debunking the government's claim that they were Saudi, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. An Egyptian court has ruled against the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a landmark verdict likely to deepen tension with the kingdom. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egypt court strikes down islands deal in blow to presidentAn Egyptian court has ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Gulf patron
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Gunfire rattles Tehran as drone buzzes over Iranian capitalGunfire over Tehran as anti-aircraft guns target drone that officials said flew over Iranian capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, the entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Oman's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, it accepted 10 inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama leaving office, part of his efforts to shrink the facility he promised to close. There was no immediate word from the U.S. Defense Department about the transfer. (AP Photo/Ben Fox, File)
Oman says it accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay detaineesOman says it has accepted 10 detainees from US prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office
The Associated Press1 day ago
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