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Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

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KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syr... Full Story

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  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
    Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official said Sunday.

  • US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.

  • AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
    AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

  • Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
    Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.

  • Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details
    Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday.

  • Yemen state media: Prime minister resigns
    Yemen state media: Prime minister resigns

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's prime minister resigned Sunday, the state news agency reported, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes.

  • Arab states lag in media war against extremists
    Arab states lag in media war against extremists

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab govenments to stem its appeal.

  • Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum
    Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum

    LONDON (AP) — The debate over Scotland's future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were "tricked" into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britain's three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward.

  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
    New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.

  • Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown
    Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.

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