- Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside Syria
MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants.
- Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60
BEIRUT (AP) — At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed more than 60, mostly civilians and including two Turkish soldiers, as the group retreats from one of its last remaining strongholds in northern Syria, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said.
- Christians flee Egypt's Sinai after militant killings
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai, officials and a priest said Friday, the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the community.
- The Latest: Syrian opposition says leading fight upon terror
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local):
- Egypt more than doubles foreign visitors' visa costs
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian airport officials say that authorities are more than doubling the cost of entry visas for foreign visitors starting next week.