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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Syrian refugees in Lebanon start family planning
In a tent in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Sanaa al-Absi extracts a condom from its wrapper in front of a group of giggling Syrian refugee women and begins explaining its use.
Monday, November 16, 2015
IS leader in Libya likely killed in US airstrike, according to official
An American airstrike has targeted and likely killed a top Islamic State leader in Libya, in a strike that happened just as the Paris terrorist attacks were under way, the Pentagon said Saturday.
A suicide bomber opened fire on Turkish police and then blew himself up during their raid on a suspect Islamic State militant hideout near the border with Syria, injuring five police officers as G-20 leaders were gathering for a summit, authorities said Sunday.
Kurdish forces said Sunday they uncovered two mass graves outside Sinjar, a northern Iraqi town near the Syrian border that was ruled by the Islamic State group for more than a year before the extremists were driven out last week.
A drone strike in a volatile southern province of Afghanistan bordering Pakistan has killed 12 Taliban, an official said Sunday.
Israeli forces have arrested a Palestinian suspect in a drive-by shooting that killed two Israelis in the West Bank, the internal Shin Bet security service said Sunday.
Four protesters detained as G-20 leaders begin to meet
Hundreds of people have marched in the Turkish Mediterranean city of Antalya on Sunday, in protest of a G-20 summit that is underway in a nearby seaside resort. Police detained four protesters who wanted to deliver a letter to the leaders.
Lebanon has detained seven Syrians and two Lebanese suspected of involvement in planning terrorist attacks, including a twin bombing last week, and smuggling extremists into the country.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Lebanon in mourning after double bomb attack claimed by IS kills 44
Lebanon on Friday mourned 44 people killed in south Beirut in a twin bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, the bloodiest such attack in years.
A U.S. strike on Syria that targeted British militant "Jihadi John" was "an act of self defense," Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday while acknowledging his death was "not yet certain."
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