BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant... Full Story
BP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field
CAIRO (AP) — The U.K.-based energy company BP has signed agreements worth $12 billion to develop a major gas field in Egypt, which has been trying to attract foreign investment after four years of unrest.
Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.
Road accident east of Egyptian capital kills 15 people
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian police official says a road accident on a highway east of Cairo has killed 15 people.
Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded, the police said.
Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership.
Israeli police: Palestinian rams car into people near Jerusalem police station, injures 5
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police: Palestinian rams car into people near Jerusalem police station, injures 5.
Emirates forges special relationship with el-Sissi's Egypt
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This small Gulf nation, known for its soaring skyscrapers and mercantile bent, is making itself into the most stalwart ally of the Arab world's biggest country.
Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.
Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter -- Saudi Arabia.
Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group
BEIRUT (AP) — The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters.
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