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More conflicts loom after Islamic State defeat in RaqqaThe Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent
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Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting Islamic StateA Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group says it will continue the fight to liberate women living under the extremist group's brutal rule
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US envoy: Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian governmentPresident Donald Trump's special Mideast envoy says if Hamas wants to play a role in any Palestinian government it must renounce violence and commit to peaceful negotiations with Israel
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Popular Mobilization Forces take control of a former Kurdish security forces checkpoint outside Bashiqa, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq a day after handing Kirkuk to federal forces amid a tense standoff following last month's vote for independence. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Turkey could close border with Iraqi Kurds 'at any moment'Turkey's president says the country could close its border with Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region "at any moment" as a further reprisal for it holding a non-binding referendum on independence last month
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Iranian authorities bar reformist ex-president from meetingAn Iranian opposition news website says authorities have barred former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from attending a meeting of his allies
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After Obama, Israel's Netanyahu relishing in Trump love festDonald Trump would be hard-pressed to find a bigger fan than Benjamin Netanyahu
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Report blames pilot for fatal Dubai gyrocopter crash in 2015Investigators say a pilot killed by a 2015 Dubai gyrocopter crash during the World Air Games failed to properly strap on his helmet before takeoff, causing it to fall off during a high-speed turn, distracting him
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Turkey: Iraqi Kurds 'miscalculated' with independence voteTurkey says Iraq's retaking of the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces earlier this week has rectified the Kurds' "mistake" in holding a non-binding referendum on independence last month
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) checks a would-be car bomb at the stadium that was the site of Islamic State fighters' last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. SDF were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group from its de facto capital. (AP Photo/Asmaa Waguih)
US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out ISUS-backed forces removing land mines, clearing roads in Raqqa, a day after taking city from IS, spokesman says
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US urges UN to adopt Trump's comprehensive approach to IranU.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt the Trump administration's comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of what she calls its "destructive conduct" _ not just the 2015 nuclear deal
The Associated Press14 hours ago
The Latest: White House sees new phase in Syria after RaqqaThe White House says the imminent liberation of the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa will open a new phase in the Syrian conflict
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Iraq's Kurdish region postpones electionsKurdish media says Iraqi Kurdish officials have postponed elections for parliament and president of the autonomous region in the wake of the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from disputed regions across northern and eastern Iraq
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegratesAl-Qaida looks to regain the mantle of global jihad as the Islamic State group disintegrates
The Associated Press16 hours ago
5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts southern IranIran's semi-official ISNA news agency says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the southern Kerman province
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalistsUnpopular with liberals, media, Israel's nationalist government finds close friend among world's evangelical Christians
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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