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Middle East

31 Syrian soldiers killed in bomb attack: monitoring group

A destroyed building in Syria.Thirty one Syrian soldiers were killed on Sunday in bomb attack at a government building in a town on the outskirts of the capital, a monitoring group that documents Syrian battlefield developments said.

Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi Shi'ite pilgrims, killing 35

A funeral in Iraq.A suicide bomber blew himself up during a Shi'ite Muslim religious ritual in the eastern Iraqi city of al-Sadiya on Thursday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 75, a senior official and security sources said.

Analysis: Yemen fighting risks deepening sectarian divisions

A bomb damaged building.A deadly assault by Shi'ite Houthi rebels on a Salafi Islamic school planted in their mountain heartland could ignite wider sectarian conflict in Yemen, where instability has already helped al Qaeda militants to take root.

Bombings target Iraq police, pilgrims, killing 19

A car bomb in Iraq.At least 19 people were killed in bomb attacks targeting Iraqi police and pilgrims on Wednesday, police and medical sources said, just before the end of a Shi'ite Muslim religious festival.

Iraq women lament costs of U.S. invasion

Iraqi women.One year after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, then-President George W. Bush told a gathering at the White House: "Every woman in Iraq is better off because the rape rooms and torture chambers of Saddam Hussein are forever closed."

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