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Lebanese army soldiers run during clashes with Islamic militants in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with at least one person killed and a dozen people wounded in the clashes, the Lebanese army and state media said. (AP Photo)
Clashes in northern Lebanon kill 5, wound othersClashes in northern Lebanese city kill 5 people and wound over a dozen
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In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks in front of the state-run TV ahead of a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula, as he stands with army commanders in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. El-Sissi said the deadly assault on an army checkpoint in northern Sinai that killed at least 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation." No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/MENA, Mohammed Samaha)
Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attackEgypt's president says 'foreign hands' behind attack that killed 31 troops in Sinai
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In this picture taken on July 8, 2007, Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari stands handcuffed in a police office in Tehran, Iran. Jabbari was hanged on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. (AP Photo/Golara Sajjadian)
Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapistIran hangs woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her
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Top Israeli minister: 'crisis' in US relationshipTop Israeli minister bemoans 'crisis' in relation with US after defense chief snubbed
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Smoke rises during fighting in Kobani, seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Saturday, Oct. 25, 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)
Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border townFighters from Islamic State launch a new attack on northern Syrian town, clash with Kurds
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Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in IraqIraqi officials say suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen north of Baghdad
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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)
Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic electionTunisians express doubts over politics as they prepare to elect historic new parliament
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Tunisians gear up for pivotal electionsTunisians desire stability and prosperity ahead of elections completing democratic transition
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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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