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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...

At least four killed in Palestinian truck attack in Jerusalem

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in...

In renewed push, Iraqi forces enter Mosul from north for first...

Iraqi troops entered Mosul from the north for the first time on Friday, part of a new phase in the battle for the city...

Beheading attire and sexy suicide vests? Satire of ISIS wives stirs...

he wives of Islamic State fighters ponder what to wear at a beheading and assess how sexy they look in suicide vests in a...

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in killing of immobile Palestinian assailant

An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday in...

U.N. envoy says Idlib could become the next Aleppo

A senior United Nations official warned on Thursday that thousands of people evacuated from rebel-held areas of Aleppo after a crushing government offensive could...

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo after deal over besieged villages

Thousands were evacuated from the last rebel-held enclave of the Aleppo on Monday after a deal was reached to allow people to leave two...

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