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Middle East

Yemeni former bin Laden aide pledged to fight for generations

altNasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) whose alleged communications with al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri sparked a worldwide terrorism alert, is a veteran of global jihad who has promised the West a fight that will last for generations.

Tribesmen shoot down Yemeni army helicopter, nine dead

altAt least nine Yemeni military personnel were killed on Tuesday when tribesmen shot down an army helicopter in central Yemen where gunmen had repeatedly blown up oil pipelines, a military source said.

Drone strike kills six suspected militants in Yemen

altA U.S. drone killed at least six suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen on Wednesday, officials said, a day after U.S. and British embassies evacuated some staff because of growing fears of attacks.

Cafes shut, sports fields empty as war returns to Iraq

altIn an evening in late June, Yasir al-Nuaimi draped an Iraqi flag over his shoulder and headed out to watch a football match being shown on television at a cafe in western Baghdad. The 20-year-old told his mother to pray for his team to win.

Egypt's Brotherhood rejects appeal to 'swallow reality'

altThe Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to "swallow the reality" that Mohamed Mursi will not return as Egypt's president.

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