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In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, holds an emergency meeting of the National Defense Council with top officials after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. El-Sissi, the former defense minister and army chief who overthrew Morsi last year, declared a three-day mourning period. (AP Photo/MENA)
Egypt declares emergency in northern SinaiEgypt declares a state of emergency in northern Sinai, after attack kills 30
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Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli militaryPalestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank
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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Militant group said to be using chlorine bombsNew evidence that Islamic State extremist group is using chlorine bombs
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, Army soldiers search Iraqis amid tight security during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)
Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gasIraqi officials suspect Islamic State militants used chlorine gas in fighting with troops
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Tunisian soldiers celebrate at the end of a successful raid against gunmen in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Tunisian authorities stormed the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff Friday, leaving five women and one man dead in a suburb of Tunis, the capital. Responding to a tipoff Thursday, police had surrounded the home in Oued Ellil and were shot at by the inhabitants, who killed one policeman. One gunman was killed and another captured during the Friday morning raid and one child and a security forces member were wounded, the state news agency said.( AP Photo/Aimen Zine)
Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspectsTunisian forces end 24-hour standoff and raid home of suspected militants, killing 6 people
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A Syrian Kurdish refugee woman from Kobani, holds a baby and branches she collected for starting a fire at a refugee camp in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Thursday, Oct. 23, 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/Vadim Ghirda)
Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500US-led coalition strikes in Syria killed more than 500 people, mainly militants, activists say
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Men with an armed group of Libyan people hold weapons to defend their local area from Islamic militias in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Mohamed Dayri, Libya's newly appointed foreign minister, said Thursday that he hopes to see a negotiated solution to the standoff in the capital, Tripoli, where Islamist-allied militias have taken over the city and forced out the elected lawmakers. However, the minister was less optimistic on Benghazi, where a different set of Islamist militias have taken control since August. (AP Photo/Mohammed Elsheiky)
AP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiationsAP Interview: New Libya FM favors political solution in Tripoli, military solution in Benghazi
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Families of missing soldiers who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants and the Nusra Front sit on a street to block a main road in Beirut as they hold portraits of missing soldiers, during a demonstration to demand action to secure the captives release, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Militants, including from the Islamic State extremist group, seized around 30 soldiers and policemen after overrunning a Lebanese border town in early August. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugeesLebanon says it will not accept any more Syrian refugees, except for 'exceptional' cases
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Israeli police officers inspect a car at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding several people in what police called a terror attack. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm cityAP Interview: Jerusalem mayor urges crackdown on unrest, vows to restore calm
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Members of the Tunisian National Guard take positions as they secure the scene of a shooting in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A Tunisia official says a security officer has been killed in a shootout that began when a suspect's home was surrounded near the capital. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui says the exchange of fire Thursday came after a pair of counterterrorism operations in the south that left one bystander dead. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine)
Tunisia militant shootouts kill 2 peopleTunisia shootouts between police and militants leave 2 dead as election approaches
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Lebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in LebanonLebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon
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Palestinian workers check bags of cement at a warehouse with security cameras to watch construction materials and for U.N. monitors to inspect periodically to make sure they are not diverted by Hamas for military use, while working in Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip. The program was launched with high expectations at an international conference in Cairo on Oct. 12, but has run into obstacles, including wrangling between the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah for control in Gaza and what officials say has been a trickle of promised aid. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalryGaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, political rivalries, technical snags
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Israeli police officers inspect a car at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding several people in what police called a terror attack. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem stationPalestinian motorist plows into crowded Jerusalem train station, kills baby in apparent attack
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Israeli soldiers stand near the Israel and Egypt border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding at least two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troopsAnti-tank missile, gunfire from Egyptian side of border wounds 2 Israeli soldiers, army says
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Libyan army troops advance into BenghaziLibyan army troops advance into Benghazi, long under control of Islamist militias
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