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ISIS blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraqi...

The historic landmark was where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a "caliphate" in 2014. However, IS claims that US aircraft destroyed the mosque, in...

Saudi king empowers young reformer son in succession shake-up

Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks...

U.S. air strike in Syria hit ‘military point’, caused deaths: military...

A military source on the Syrian government side said on Friday that a U.S. air strike against a Damascus-backed militia the day before hit...

Hezbollah says future war would be on Israeli territory

Lebanese Hezbollah said on Thursday that any future conflict between the Shi'ite group and Israel could take place inside Israeli territory, as tensions rise...

U.S. to supply arm to Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State

Despite fierce opposition from NATO ally Turkey, U.S. President Donald Trump has approved supplying arms to Kurdish YPG fighters to support an operation to...

East Libyan forces launch assault in Benghazi, 12 killed

East Libyan forces pushed on Monday into two districts of Benghazi where they still face resistance, losing at least 12 men in clashes and...

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia, U.S. in talks on billions in arms sales

Washington is working to push through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, some new, others in the...

Clash erupts on Pakistan-Afghan frontier, one dead – Pakistan military

Clashes erupted between Pakistani and Afghan troops on Friday along their disputed border and at least one person was killed, Pakistan's military said, in...

Islamic State leader in Egypt tells Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings

Islamic State's leader in Egypt has warned Muslims to stay away from Christian gatherings as well as government, military and police facilities, suggesting that...

Russian bombers hit Islamic State near besieged Syrian army enclave

Russian jets pounded Islamic State in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Monday, seeking to thwart a full-blown assault by the militants...

U.S. bombers hit Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S. defense officials

U.S. B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State camps outside of Sirte, Libya, on Wednesday night, killing dozens of militants, U.S. defense...

U.S. says Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels

A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels after they closed in at a high rate of speed near...

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