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The four American soldiers were responding to an initial blast when the attackers injured them with a second explosive device. Militant attacks have become common in Egypt's Sinai region. (Al Bawaba/File)
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Six peacekeepers, including four Americans, were injured by improvised explosive devices in Egypt's northeast Sinai, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

September 3, 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Unbeaten American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has declared that he will quit boxing after his bout with Andre Berto, as he has nothing left to achieve in the sport he loves.
US Secretary of State John Kerry made the comments while speaking with CNN's Christian Amanpour on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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Washington's top diplomat acknowledged for the first time a need for acting forces on the ground in Syria to combat Daesh, but reiterated Obama's stance that American troops would not be deployed in the war-torn country.
The US aid package will include advanced weaponry and F-16 fighter jets. (AFP/File)
07:39 GMT
Jordan will receive over one billion dollars in military aid from the US over the next three years.

September 2, 2015

Anti-war activists urge Senate members to support the deal to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon on August 26, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (AFP/Larry French)
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The 34th member of the US Senate voted in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement, securing its legacy.
The forum will run alongside an 'Invest Saudi' exhibition that will showcase opportunities in the health, transport, ICT and mining sectors. (Global Research)
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Forum to be held on the sidelines of King Salman's visit to the US on Thursday.

August 31, 2015

Think Again, Turn Away is a US program as old as the Iraq airstrikes themselves. But is the Internet war working? (YouTube)
22:11 GMT
Think Again, Turn Away is a US program as old as the Iraq airstrikes themselves. But is the Internet war working?
Emirati psychological thriller Zinzana goes to Texas film fest. (YouTube)
09:04 GMT
Emirati psychological thriller Zinzana goes to Texas film fest.

August 30, 2015

The verdict is still out regarding the fate of Iranian-American reporter Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist who's been held in Iran for over a year over alleged espionage. (AFP/File)
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A Iranian Revolutionary Court handed ten year sentences to a pair of Iranians accused of spying for Israel and the US, in the most recent of a long list of similar cases.
The joint company will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of Saudi helicopters, both commercial and military. (AFP/File)
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The new joint company will have locations in Riyadh and Jeddah.
The union's stance emerged after a meeting with Palestinian trade unionists at the World Social Forum in Tunisia. (File photo)
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The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America have reportedly become the first nationwide union to join the boycott against Israel.

August 29, 2015

“Fighting the terror organization is a primary national security issue for Turkey. This fight will continue in resolution,” said a statement released by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Al Bawaba/File)
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Turkey has conducted its first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against Daesh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Saturday.
Junaid Hussein recruited Daesh supporters in the West "to carry out lone-wolf style attacks," according to US Col. Pat Ryde. (Courtesy: The News Nigeria)
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The US on Friday confirmed the death of a top Daesh recruiter and cyber expert, killed in an airstrike in Syria.

August 28, 2015

Turkish warplanes have conducted several solo missions against Daesh in Syria, but have so far not participated in the US-led coalition. (AFP/File)
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A Pentagon official Thursday said Turkish jets will begin common-targeted airstrikes against Daesh militants in Syria "very soon," but declined to specify a set date.

August 27, 2015

A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled the families were allowed to go after financial claims for Iran-backed "terrorism." (Wikimedia Commons/Jamal Nazareth)
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A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled the families were allowed to go after financial claims for Iran-backed "terrorism."
The US-backed train-and-equip program has come under recent scrutiny due to its low number of recruits. (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT
Turkey said it will continue working with the United States to contribute to equipping and training Syrian rebels to fight against Daesh.

August 26, 2015

Members of Liwa Hamzah, a newly formed Islamist brigade from the Syrian eastern city of Deir Ezzor, hold flags of Jabhat Al-Nusra on Feb. 25, 2013. (AFP/File)
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According to Turkey's Foreign Ministry, claims regarding Turkey's involvement in the abduction of Syrian fighters trained by the US are nothing more than "fiction."
A protester waves a Palestinian flag towards the Israeli border fence during a protest marking Land Day at the border between Israel and Gaza Strip on March 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
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A proposal was allegedly drafted asking the United Nations to allow non-member observer states, namely Palestine and Vatican, to hoist their flags at the headquarters in New York.
US Army soldiers training Iraqi troops at the Taji base, north of Baghdad. (AFP/File)
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According to a New York Times report, Pentagon probes claim officials have skewed reports on US military progress against Daesh.
The announcement comes after King Salman previously skipped a summit with Barack Obama over Iran. (AFP/File)
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Saudi's King Salman will visit the US early next month to meet Barack Obama, according to kingdom officials.
The trial for WashingPost reporter Jason Rezaian concluded last week. His verdict is expected shortly. (
05:00 GMT
An Iranian official on Thursday denied rumors that his country was making plans with the United States for a prisoner swap which would include Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.

August 25, 2015

US airforce tanker planes line up to take off from the Incirlik Airbase, in southern Turkey, January 11, 2005. (AFP/Tarik Tinazay)
16:53 GMT
The United States and Turkey will begin a collaborative offensive against Daesh in Syria in the near future.
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Comedian Jon Stewart’s hosting of an entertainment wrestling match took a violent turn Sunday night when he entered the ring and started hitting wrestler John Cena with a chair.
Syrian refugees react upon arrival on Lesvos island in Greece, after having crossed the Aegean sea from Turkey in an inflatable boat, on August 23, 2015. (AFP/Achilleas Zavallis)
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The US State Department has announced that between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees will be accepted into the country.
Thousands of Iranians chanted, “Down with America,” at a major anti-US rally in 2014 marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
The Obama administration said it had "no intention" to reopen an embassy in Tehran that has been closed for decades.

August 24, 2015

The BDS letter alleges that the Leviev jewels were connected to human rights abuses in Angola as well as Palestine. (O Magazine)
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Media moghul ignores BDS requests and wears Israeli jewels on her O magazine cover. Is this a new trend?
The air campaign will provide support for what Washington deems as moderate Syrian rebels in northern Syria.
14:21 GMT
Talks between US and Turkey concluded on Sunday, and officials said the two countries will soon launch 'comprehensive' operations against Daesh militants in northern Syria in tandem with moderate Syrian rebels.

August 23, 2015

Iran's missile program is one of the largest in the Middle East and a major sticking point for world powers in the Iran nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
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Iran introduced the Fateh-313 and declared it ready for mass production, despite some promises the country made just over a month ago.
The term gets more complicated the deeper into MENA conflicts you go. (AFP/File)
16:32 GMT
The term gets more complicated the deeper into Syria you go.
The US president promised economic pressure on Iran to reconsider its backing of the Lebanese militant group. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT
The US president promised economic pressure on Iran to reconsider its backing of the Lebanese militant group.

August 22, 2015

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NBA All-Star Dwight Howard is the latest sports star to fall in love with Dubai.
Officials inspect the train following the attack. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
13:16 GMT
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday that the gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris is believed to be a "radical Islamist" from Morocco, though his identity is not yet confirmed, reported The Daily Star.