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Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount

Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount

QAA, Lebanon (AP) — Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack....

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Turkey arrests 19 jihadists in border province

Turkey arrests 19 jihadists in border province

(AFP)- Turkey has arrested 19 militants affiliated with the Islamic State in its southern province of Gaziantep bordering Syria, its governor said on Thursday. Gaziantep province governor Erdal Ata vehemently denied claims that the region was being used as a rear base for IS...

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U.S. says forms 'core coalition' to counter Iraq militants

U.S. says forms 'core coalition' to counter Iraq militants

(Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was forming a "core coalition" to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq , calling for broad support from allies and partners but ruling out committing ground forces. President Barack Obama sought to use a NATO summit in Wales to...

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Iran, U.S. meet as search for nuclear deal intensifies

Iran, U.S. meet as search for nuclear deal intensifies

(Reuters) - Iran and the United States met in Geneva for bilateral talks on Thursday as international diplomacy intensifies to end a decade-old dispute over Tehran's atomic activities by a new deadline in late November. The office of European Union foreign policy chief...

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