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Syria's Assad reject security cooperation with the WestSyrian President Bashar Assad has blasted the West rejecting any security cooperation or reopening of embassies in Damascus before these countries cut relations with opposition groups
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Iran parliament approves majority of Rouhani Cabinet picksIran parliament approves majority of Rouhani Cabinet picks, including foreign minister
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Lebanon presses its offensive against IS near Syria borderThe Lebanese army has pressed its offensive in a region bordering Syria, capturing new hills from the Islamic State group
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Popular Mobilization Units fighters ride on the back of a truck on their way to fight against Islamic State militants in the airport of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, Iraq. The operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group began Sunday morning, Aug. 20, 2017,  Iraq's prime minister said. Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in July in Mosul, the country's second-largest city. The town, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the Syrian border, sits along a major road that was once a key IS supply route.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
PM: Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says operation to retake town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group begins
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Iraqi prime minister says operation to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State group has begunIraqi prime minister says operation to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State group has begun
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Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after stabbing attackIsraeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after he stabbed an Israeli policemen at a West Bank checkpoint
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Army officers watch a video of President Michel Aoun calling field commanders in east Lebanon, during a press conference at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Lebanon's U.S.-backed army launched operations against Islamic State group positions inside the country on Saturday, to start the most serious engagement with the militants since they found a foothold here in 2014. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militantsUS-backed Lebanese army announces start of military offensive to clear Islamic State militants from border with Syria.
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Car bomb kills 2 in Syrian government strongholdActivists say a car bomb has killed two people in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad's government where such attacks are rare
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Lebanese army announces start of military offensive to clear Islamic State group militants from frontier with Syria.Lebanese army announces start of military offensive to clear Islamic State group militants from frontier with Syria.
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2-17 file photo, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, center, speaks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. Senior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists. Townsend, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said he sees the Iraqi assault on the IS-held area of Tal Afar “unfolding relatively soon.” (AP Photo/ Ali Abdul Hassan, File)
US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremistsSenior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN aid chief: War in Yemen causing famine, choleraThe U.N. humanitarian chief is decrying the war in Yemen, where air strikes and armed clashes have increased dramatically and millions of people face the specter of famine and "the world's largest-ever, single-year cholera outbreak."
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Syrian army, Hezbollah allies attack IS near Lebanon borderSyrian army, Hezbollah allies attack IS near Lebanon border; Russia says it' supporting Damascus push on IS-held town
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Saudi forces deployed in Yemen's port of Aden amid frictionYemeni security officials: Saudi forces deployed to southern port city of Aden amid friction in kingdom-led alliance
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Rights groups urge Yemen rebels to free prominent activistRights groups urge Yemen's Shiite rebels to free prominent activist who documented the war on social media
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FILE- In this March 22, 2017, file photo, a Federal Police stands next to unexploded bombs left by Islamic State group militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. On Thursday, Aug. 17, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said for the first time that the American military will help contractors and other officials locate unexploded bombs dropped by the coalition. U.S. Embassy officials have asked the coalition to declassify grid coordinates for bombs dropped in Iraq to help clear the explosives. The coalition's unexploded bombs are only a small part of Mosul's problems. The bulk of the explosives have been hidden by IS fighters to be triggered by the slightest movement, even picking up a seemingly innocent children's toy, lifting a vacuum cleaner, or opening an oven door. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Clearing Iraqi cities of explosives may take decadesIn wake of battles with Islamic State militants, Iraqi cities may faces decades of work to clear unexploded bombs and explosive traps left behind
The Associated Press2 days ago
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