- Suicide bomber targets Shiite worshippers in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, an activist and witnesses in the area said.
- Abbas: Israeli settlement expansion blocks any peace deal
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said Israel is blocking peace by continuing to expand settlements on occupied territory, but reaffirmed his support for a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 border.
- IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra.
- Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help
SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back.
- Turkey: 2 trapped in landslide at dam construction site
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say two construction workers are trapped under debris after a landslide at a dam construction site in northeast Turkey.
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