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Middle East

Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to 'moderate' Syrian rebels

Syrian buildings damaged by fighting.Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials.

Iraqi planes, artillery strike rebel-held Falluja

Iraqi T-72s.Iraqi government forces battling al Qaeda-linked militants intensified air strikes and artillery fire on the rebel-held city of Falluja on Sunday, and at least seven people were killed, according to hospital officials and tribal leaders.

Car bombs and mortar attacks kill at least 17 in Iraq

Iraqi mourners.At least 17 people were killed in violence across Iraq on Saturday, including by car bombs and a mortar attack on a Shi'ite Muslim village, police and medical sources said.

Three suspected militants killed in U.S. drone strike in Yemen

An MQ-9 Reaper UAV.Three suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in Maarib province, east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in what local officials and tribal sources said was a strike by a U.S. drone late on Thursday.

Syrian opposition demands a future without Assad

Bashar al-Assad.Syria's opposition leader laid out his demands for talks on ending his country's civil war, calling for the creation of a transitional government that does not include President Bashar al-Assad.

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