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Alleged Benghazi attacker appears before US judge

Alleged Benghazi attacker appears before US judge

A Libyan accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic complex in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador, appeared Friday before a federal judge in Washington.

Iraqi forces advance to edge of final IS bastion Al-Qaim

Iraqi forces advance to edge of final IS bastion Al-Qaim

Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled up to the edge of Al-Qaim, the largest town still held by the Islamic State group in the country, as they pushed a final assault on the jihadists.

Lawmakers to grill top Trump aides on war powers

Lawmakers to grill top Trump aides on war powers

US lawmakers were to grill President Donald Trump's top military and foreign policy advisers on Monday as Congress explores clawing back authority to pronounce on decisions of war and peace.

US soldier killed in Afghan helicopter crash

US soldier killed in Afghan helicopter crash

A US soldier died after the helicopter they were in crashed in Afghanistan, foreign forces said Saturday, denying Taliban claims that it had shot down the aircraft.

Iraq forces assault last IS bastion, advance on Kurds

Iraq forces assault last IS bastion, advance on Kurds

Iraqi troops launched an assault on the last Islamic State group bastion in the country on Thursday even as the Kurds said Baghdad's forces had attacked their fighters near the border with Turkey.

US-led coalition denies deadly Syria strikes

US-led coalition denies deadly Syria strikes

The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq denied on Tuesday that it had carried out deadly air strikes around the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods ...

India appoints new envoy for Kashmir resolution

India appoints new envoy for Kashmir resolution

India appointed on Monday a special government representative to pursue talks in Kashmir aimed at easing a decades-long conflict that has claimed thousands of lives.

US-backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

US-backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

A US-backed Arab-Kurd alliance announced on Sunday it had retaken one of Syria's largest oilfields from the Islamic State group in the east of country.

100 IS fighters surrender in Raqa in 24 hours: US-led coalition

100 IS fighters surrender in Raqa in 24 hours: US-led coalition

Dozens of Islamic State group fighters have surrendered over the past day in their one-time bastion Raqqa, the US-led coalition backing the offensive on the Syrian city said Saturday.

Gaza Instagram stars want world to get the picture

Gaza Instagram stars want world to get the picture

They may not be able to leave Gaza without Israeli or Egyptian permission, but their photos can.

Hamas says deal reached in Palestinian reconciliation

Hamas says deal reached in Palestinian reconciliation

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached agreement on aspects of their bid to end a decade-long split during talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo, officials said on Thursday.