US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American...
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New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghanistan’s presidential election candidates Abdullah Abdullah, left, and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center hold their documents after signing a power-sharing deal at presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Afghanistan’s two presidential...
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Attacks kill 6 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a bombing and mortar fire have killed six people in Shiite areas in and around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials said Sunday that three mortar shells landed on a residential area in Sabaa al-Bour, just north of Baghdad, killing...
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Attacks kill 6 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a bombing and mortar fire have killed six people in Shiite areas in and around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials said Sunday that three mortar shells landed on a residential area in Sabaa al-Bour, just north of Baghdad, killing...
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Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s parliament speaker says the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism. Mohammad Jihad Lahham was apparently referring to...
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Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

Afghanistan’s presidential election candidates Abdullah Abdullah, left, and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center hold their documents after signing a power-sharing deal at presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Afghanistan’s two presidential...
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Turkish security forces clash with Kurds

Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of...
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UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey

Syrian refugees carry a sick person at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in...
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Pope flags Christian-Muslim ties in Albania

Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane on his way to Albania, at Rome’s Fiumicino international airport, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis, who is traveling to Albania for a one-day trip, said he wanted to visit the country to highlight the rebirth of Christianity that...
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Pope flags Christian-Muslim ties in Albania

Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane on his way to Albania, at Rome’s Fiumicino international airport, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis, who is traveling to Albania for a one-day trip, said he wanted to visit the country to highlight the rebirth of Christianity that...
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