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Syria misses deadline to hand over all critical chemicals

Syrian chemical weapons experts.Syria on Wednesday missed a deadline to hand over all the toxic materials it declared to the world's chemical weapons watchdog, putting the program several weeks behind schedule and jeopardizing a final June 30 deadline.

Four bombs hit central Baghdad, killing 13

Smoke rises after a bomb attack in Iraq.Four bombs struck near Baghdad's heavily-fortified "Green Zone" and a busy square in the center of the capital on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people, security sources said.

Kurds from Iraq wage holy war in Syria with one eye on home

A Kurdish fighter.Twenty-five year old Ako Abd al-Qadir went to wage holy war in Syria vowing to return and conquer all of Iraqi Kurdistan in the name of Islam on the way back to his home town of Halabja.

Two killed in attack on Yemen bus carrying soldiers

A Yemeni soldier aims his machinegun at a rebel target.At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government's weak grip on security in the impoverished country.

Saudi Arabia to jail citizens who fight abroad

Islamic militants.Saudi Arabia will imprison for three to 20 years any citizen who fights in conflicts abroad, according to a royal decree released through state media on Monday.

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