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Iraqi students begin new academic yearMillions of Iraqi students begin new academic year a month later than scheduled
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In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 photo, a Bedouin woman sits in her store in Hura, a Bedouin village in the Negev desert, Israel, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Othman Abu al-Qiyan, an Israeli Bedouin from Hura, who was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel who overcome tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern, until he joined Jihadis and found his death in Syria. Several family members said all they knew is that Abu al-Qiyan left for what he said was a vacation in Turkey with a cousin. They said Abu al-Qiyan later called them from Syria, saying he would meet them in paradise. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadiDeath of promising doctor who mysteriously turned jihadi shocks Israel
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In this Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 photo, a local farmer stands in her family farm in the  Abu Ghraib suburb of Baghdad, Iraq. After the revelation of prisoner abuse at the hands of U.S. troops following the 2003 invasion, Abu Ghraib became the scene of brutal insurgent attacks. Al-Qaida in Iraq, which eventually would morph into the group now known as Islamic State, targeted tribal leaders opposed to its ideology throughout Iraq’s Sunni heartland in the years that followed. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeoverAs the Islamic State group pushes across Anbar, Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib block takeover
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FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo, Egypt. Adel Fahmy, the brother of Mohammed Fahmy,  said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that a Cairo court has set the appeals hearing for three staffers of the Qatar-based broadcaster convicted in Egypt. The scheduled court date is Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUT
Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staffEgypt sets Jan. 1, 2015 appeal hearing for convicted reporters of Al-Jazeera English channel
The Associated Press9 hours ago
People gather on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, to watch in the distance the fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for KurdsActivists, militants say Islamic State group fighters seize weapons airdrop meant for Kurds
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Palestinian top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, gives a speech during a rally in Gaza City. Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care. But following a bloody 50-day war over the summer, a decision to allow the young daughter of a top Hamas official to receive care at an Israeli hospital is proving to be too much for some Israelis. The treatment of Ismail Haniyeh’s  daughter in October, 2014 has sparked a debate over whether Israel’s stated commitment to providing humanitarian aid should be extended to its bitterest enemies. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)
Israelis question care of Hamas leader's daughterMedical treatment of Hamas leader's daughter sparks debate in Israel
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Venezuela's state-run Telesur network, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government. (AP Photo/SANA, File)
Assad pursues withering campaign against rebelsSyria's Assad exploits US war against IS to pursue a withering campaign against rebels
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, left, meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, at Tehran's Saadabad Palace on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Rouhani said Iran will stand by its neighbor Iraq in its fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group and will continue to provide Baghdad with military advisers and weapons, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.  He also criticized the U.S. for allegedly failing to sufficiently support Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacksIran president promises to support Iraq as fresh wave of militant bombings kills 33
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Morocco court doubles activist's prison sentenceMoroccan court doubles activist's prison sentence to 2 years after she appeals verdict
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FILE - In this June 9, 2013 file photo, an Israeli member of the "Woman of the Wall" organization, right, tries to hug an ultra-Orthodox woman as they pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's old city. Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews attacked buses bearing photos of women worshipping like men do. The advertisements on the buses were by Women of the Wall, a group that seeks to promote gender equality at Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. The ads showed women and girls holding Torah scrolls, an act which many Orthodox Jews say is reserved for men. (AP Photo/Michal Fattal,File) ISRAEL OUT
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over adUltra-Orthodox Jews attack buses with ads promoting female worship at Jerusalem holy site
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, March. 4, 2014 file photo, Head of the Iran's Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani speaks during a biannual meeting of the assembly in Tehran, Iran. Kani, the head of Iran's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the country's supreme leader, has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83Head of Iran's influential clerical body, Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, dead at 83
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A view of Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.  Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter SyriaAfter US airdrops, Turkey says it helps Iraqi Kurds enter Syria to fight Islamic State group
The Associated Press1 day ago
Libya's persecuted people displaced againLibya's persecuted Tawergha people displaced for the 2nd time amid clashes that left 65 dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
PM denies Islamic State group presence in AlgeriaAlgeria's prime minister denies any Islamic State group presence in Algeria or North Africa
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Houthi Shiite rebel mans a machine gun mounted on a military truck in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Yemeni security officials said al-Qaida’s Sunni militants seized al-Adeen town 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital Sanaa in Ibb province. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebelsYemen: Suicide car bomber targets house used by Houthi rebels south of Sanaa, kills 10
The Associated Press1 day ago
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