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In this still image taken from video provided by the Egyptian military, an Egyptian fighter jet takes off from an undisclosed location in Egypt to strike militant hideouts in the Libyan city of Darna, Friday, May 26, 2017. The Libya connection in the Manchester concert bombing and Friday’s attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere. (Egyptian military via AP)
Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horrorVideo interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.
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AP Explains: Iraq's slow grind to retake IS-held MosulAP Explains: Difficult urban terrain, hundreds of thousands of civilians and stiff IS resistance intended to draw out the group's inevitable defeat has made for a slow grind in the fight to retake Mosul
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Egypt's answer to latest attack reflects despair, resolveEgypt's response to the latest deadly attack against its sizable Christian minority _ a wave of airstrikes against Islamic militant installations in eastern Libya _ may be a sign of both despair and resolve
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Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers PalestiniansA senior Palestinian official has sharply condemned Israel for holding a government meeting at a sensitive Jerusalem site
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Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto IS capital, RaqqaSyrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa the de facto capital of the Islamic State group
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A  man covers the blood stains of victims on the road leads to St. Samuel, the Confessor monastery in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attackVideo interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery
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Officers: IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in MosulTwo Iraqi military officers say the advance of troops has slowed in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul
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A protester uses a sling shot to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli solders securing the border during clashes on the Israeli border eastern Gaza City, Friday, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strikeA spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days
The Associated Press1 day ago
After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' havenThe Libya connection in the Manchester concert bombing and to Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has highlighted how militant Islamic groups have taken advantage of Libya's lawlessness to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihad
The Associated Press1 day ago
Soldier from Georgia killed when vehicle rolls over in SyriaU.S. military officials say a soldier from Georgia has been killed in a vehicle crash in Syria
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Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by USIran's Supreme Leader has called Saudi Arabia a "cow" that is being "milked" by the United States
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Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against ISSyrian government-controlled media and a war monitor say Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants and rebel fighters in a wide offensive in the country's southern desert
The Associated Press1 day ago
This image released by the Minya governorate media office shows a policeman and a priest next to a bus after stormed the bus in Minya, Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017. Egyptian officials say dozens of people were killed and wounded in an attack by masked militants on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, including children, south of Cairo.  (Minya Governorate Media office via AP)
Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attackThe Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab statesIran's President Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that Tehran is ready for talks with Arab nations to reach a "real agreement toward peace and brotherhood."
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