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Turkey conducts strikes against ISIS in Syria

Turkey launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on Saturday as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the extremist group, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

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Egypt: 3 Al Jazeera journalists get prison

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison after a lengthy retrial.

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were present for the proceedings, with the latter given an additional six months in prison and a…

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Turkey to have 'full inclusion' fighting ISIS

The United States and Turkey "have finalized technical details for Turkey's full inclusion" in the battle against ISIS in Syria, Defense Department Spokesman Peter Cook said Tuesday.

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FBI tells art dealers to watch for antiquities looted by...

The FBI is asking art collectors and dealers to be on the lookout for antiquities that could have been put on the market by the terrorist group ISIS, which has been plundering and destroying archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq.

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia to visit Obama

President Barack Obama will host King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at the White House next week for his first trip to Washington since ascending the throne.

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Source: Khobar Towers bomber nabbed in Beirut

Ahmad Ibrahim al-Mughassil, who was indicted by a U.S. court for the 1996 bombing of a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia that left 19 airman dead, was nabbed in Lebanon in a Saudi-led operation, an Arab intelligence source told CNN on Wednesday.

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US: ISIS No.2 killed in Iraq drone strike

The No. 2 figure in ISIS, Haji Mutazz, was killed in an August 18 drone strike near Mosul, Iraq, a spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council announced Friday.

Ned Price confirmed what several U.S. officials told CNN earlier, and added that…

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Saudi suffragettes: Women register to vote

For the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia, women can begin registering to vote this week. According to local media, women will be able to vote and run in elections held in December of this year.

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ISIS reported to have blown up Palmyra temple

The burgeoning list of appalling acts by ISIS has grown even longer: The Islamic extremist group has blown up a nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the historic ruins of Palmyra, Syria.

UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, called the…

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Anti-government anger boils over in Beirut

Lebanese army units were deployed Sunday in central Beirut following violent street protests over garbage going uncollected, said Col. Joseph Moussalem, spokesman for the Lebanese Security Forces.

Red Cross Lebanon said 49 protesters and police…

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