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Civilians pour out of Syria’s Raqa as bombing intensifies

Dozens of desperate civilians streamed out of battlefront districts of Syria's Raqa on Thursday after a ferocious resumption in bombardment against Islamic State group...

US embassy in Saudi cautions citizens after gunman kills two guards...

Riyadh: A gunman shot dead two Saudi guards and wounded three others at the gate of the royal palace in the Red Sea city...

Gunman kills two guards at Saudi royal palace

Riyadh Saudi Arabia - A gunman shot dead two Saudi guards and wounded three others at the gate of the royal palace in the Red...

Final assault on Islamic State in Raqqa to start Sunday

RAQQA, Syria - A final assault on Islamic State's last line of defence in its former Syrian capital Raqqa should begin on Sunday night,...

Hamas arrests suspected jihadist leader in Gaza

Gaza City - Hamas police detained a suspected jihadist leader in Gaza on Saturday, a security source said, the latest in a series of...

Assad’s forces push into key IS stronghold in eastern Syria

BEIRUT Lebanon — Syrian government forces pushed into one of the last remaining urban strongholds of the Islamic State group in the country's east...

Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, state media say. Government ministries are to prepare reports...

Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in westbank

Three Israelis have been shot dead by a Palestinian at the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police say. The...

Suicide bombers attack power station north of Baghdad, killing seven people

TIKRIT, Iraq - Suicide bombers struck a state-run power station north of Baghdad early on Saturday, killing seven people and forcing the facility to...

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

GENEVA  - Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arthe United Arab Emirates sector of Qatar's...

Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire

BEIRUT - Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a...

Islamic State cornered in Mosul as Iraq prepares victory celebrations

Islamic State fighters were battling to hold on to the last few streets under their control in the Old City of Mosul on Monday,...

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