Syrian media: 20 killed in car bomb explosion in northeast
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Syrian media: 20 killed in car bomb explosion in northeast

  DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two consecutive car bombs struck different parts of Syria’s predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Hassakeh on Monday, killing 20 people, including a woman and her two children, Syrian state media reported. The state TV said one bomb hit in the city’s al-Mahatta neighborhood, killing 20 and wounding 40, while an … Continue reading

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US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears
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US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran’s support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran with billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions. The assessment offered a worrying sign … Continue reading

Iraqi troops, militias repel IS attacks in Anbar province
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Iraqi troops, militias repel IS attacks in Anbar province

BAGHDAD (AP) — Government forces and Shiite militiamen repelled two Islamic State group attacks in Anbar province on Saturday, officials said. In one attack, they used anti-tank missiles to stop four would-be suicide car bombers, officials said, as violence continues to roil the war-torn country. Police and military officials said IS fighters attacked the government-held … Continue reading