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FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a Syrian man carries a carpet through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto buses in the central Homs province in Syria. Syrian media says a pair of attacks on two security locations in the central Syrian city of Homs killed at least 30 people. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
In a blow, twin attacks on Syrian security kill at least 32In synchronized attacks, insurgents storm into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clash with troops and then blow themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others, state media and officials report
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Iraqi security forces transfer displaced Iraqis who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 25. 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Conditions deteriorate in west Mosul as Iraqi advances slowThe Iraqi advance into Mosul's western half has slowed down as combat turned to urban warfare and Iraqi forces met staff Islamic State group resistance
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a Syrian man carries a carpet through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto buses in the central Homs province in Syria. Syrian media says a pair of attacks on two security locations in the central Syrian city of Homs killed at least 30 people. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
The Latest: UN's Syria ambassador expected talk 'spoilers'The U.N. envoy for Syria is decrying a "tragic" string of deadly attacks by insurgents in the central city of Homs, and says he suspected "spoilers" would try to scuttle peace talks
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee, HNC, leader Nasr al-Hariri speaks during a news conference after talks between the High Negotiations Committee  and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Syria opposition on same tack as US on terrorism, IranA top Syrian opposition leader hopes to persuade the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump that rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad share the same priorities with Washington when it comes to fighting the Islamic State group
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Israel military fire tear gas to disperse Lebanese protestLebanon's national news agency says Israel's military has fired tear gas across the border, breaking up a small Lebanese protest against cameras installed there
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Kurdish journalist killed covering Iraq's battle for MosulA local Kurdish news organization says one of their presenters was killed covering the Mosul operation and another of their journalists was injured
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Inside the fight against IS sleeper cells in liberated MosulA secretive Iraqi intelligence unit is leading the hunt for IS sleeper cells in liberated Mosul
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Homs provincial governor: Multiple explosions strike a security building in Syrian city of Homs, killing more than 20Homs provincial governor: Multiple explosions strike a security building in Syrian city of Homs, killing more than 20
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Palestinians: 3 dead in Gaza-Egypt smuggling tunnelPalestinian authorities say three workers have died after inhaling toxic gas in a smuggling tunnel beneath Gaza's border with Egypt
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside SyriaAs Iraqi ground troops push into western Mosul, the country's air force strikes Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A Syrian man who was wounded at a blast in Al-Bab, a town in northern Syria, is wheeled at the hospital in Kilis, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bomb went off Friday north of the town, that was controlled by Islamic State militants since late 2013 and was just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters, killing dozens of people, mostly civilians who gathered seeking to return to their liberated area, Turkey's news agency and Syrian opposition said. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60Syrian activists and a Turkish officials say a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed 60 people, mostly civilians and two Turkish soldiers
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Christians flee Egypt's Sinai after militant killingsSuspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing
The Associated Press22 hours ago
This image released by the Thiqa News Agency, burned motorcycles and car that damaged after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab, Syria, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed several people, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)
The Latest: Syrian opposition says leading fight upon terrorA Syrian opposition official says rebel forces are leading the fight against terrorism in Syria as representatives of the warring parties meet in Geneva in a fresh quest for a political solution to the conflict
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Egypt more than doubles foreign visitors' visa costsEgyptian airport officials say that authorities are doubling entry visas' costs for foreign visitors starting next week
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iranian director to send prominent proxies to OscarsAn Oscar-nominated Iranian director has announced two prominent Iranian Americans will represent him and his film "The Salesman" at the upcoming Oscar ceremony, because of a travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump
The Associated Press1 day ago
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