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A  man covers the blood stains of victims on the road leads to St. Samuel, the Confessor monastery in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attackVideo interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror
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Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery
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Officers: IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in MosulTwo Iraqi military officers say the advance of troops has slowed in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul
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A protester uses a sling shot to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli solders securing the border during clashes on the Israeli border eastern Gaza City, Friday, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strikeA spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days
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After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' havenThe Libya connection in the Manchester concert bombing and to Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has highlighted how militant Islamic groups have taken advantage of Libya's lawlessness to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihad
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Soldier from Georgia killed when vehicle rolls over in SyriaU.S. military officials say a soldier from Georgia has been killed in a vehicle crash in Syria
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Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by USIran's Supreme Leader has called Saudi Arabia a "cow" that is being "milked" by the United States
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Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against ISSyrian government-controlled media and a war monitor say Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants and rebel fighters in a wide offensive in the country's southern desert
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This image released by the Minya governorate media office shows a policeman and a priest next to a bus after stormed the bus in Minya, Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017. Egyptian officials say dozens of people were killed and wounded in an attack by masked militants on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, including children, south of Cairo.  (Minya Governorate Media office via AP)
Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attackThe Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29
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Report: Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab statesIran's President Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that Tehran is ready for talks with Arab nations to reach a "real agreement toward peace and brotherhood."
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Relatives of Coptic Christians who were killed during a bus attack, surround their coffins, during their funeral service, at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Minya, Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017. Egyptian security and medical officials say the death toll in the shooting by masked gunmen of a bus carrying Christians, many of them children, on their way to a remote desert monastery has risen to over 20. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attackScandinavian leaders have joined the chorus of world leaders condemning the attack on Coptic Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery south of Cairo that killed 29
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Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians that killed 29Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians that killed 29
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AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?A look at Egypt's Coptic Christians in the wake of attack on bus south of Cairo that killed 29
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, an Iraqi boy carries heavy belongings through the rubble as he flees fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. An Iraqi official said a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. Also Saturday, May 27, 2017, aid groups said they are concerned for the safety of civilians following calls from Iraq’s government for residents of the Islamic State-held Old City to flee the area immediately. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting ISAn Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul.
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The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting ISIraqi official says senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed in explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul
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