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Bombings in Baghdad, near Iraqi capital kill at least 20

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of bombings targeting commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 20 people... Full Story

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  • Bombings in Baghdad, near Iraqi capital kill at least 20
    Bombings in Baghdad, near Iraqi capital kill at least 20

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of bombings targeting commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 20 people, officials said as Iraqi troops poised to recapture the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, west of Iraq's capital.

  • Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq as 'unacceptable'
    Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq as 'unacceptable'

    RIYADH (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is "unacceptable."

  • Fighting in central Yemen kills 69

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 69 people have been killed and dozens injured in two days of fighting in central Yemen between rebels and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government, Yemeni security officials said on Sunday.

  • UAE media say US businessman gets 15 years prison

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court sentenced an American businessman to 15 years in prison on Sunday after convicting him on theft and fraud charges.

  • Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife
    Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported Sunday that a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.

  • Syrian rebels counter IS offensive, retake 2 villages

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels retook two villages from Islamic State militants Sunday as they fought to undo gains made by the extremist group in a surprise offensive days earlier, activists said.

  • Egypt military court sentences 8 to death

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military court sentenced eight alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to death on terrorism charges on Sunday, a security official and the website of state newspaper Al-Ahram said.

  • Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah
    Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

    TARIQ CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad, a military officer said, as the militants attacked a newly-liberated town to the west.

  • Israel thanks Russia for returning tank from 1982 war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has thanked the Russian President for agreeing to return a tank from a battle in the 1982 Lebanon war from which three soldiers are still missing in action.

  • Kuwait food firm Americana says deal off to sell big stake

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait Food Company says a planned deal involving the sale of a majority stake in the company has been called off after the parties involved failed to reach an agreement.

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