- AP EXPLAINS: Nusra Front's break from al-Qaida
BEIRUT (AP) — The Nusra Front, which was formed as al-Qaida's branch in Syria, announced Thursday it was ending its connection with the terror network and changing its name to the Levant Conquest Front. Here's a look at the move and what it means.
- Syria Nusra Front leader claims to cut ties with al-Qaida
BEIRUT (AP) â The leader of Syria's Nusra Front said in recording aired Thursday that his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al-Qaida in an attempt to undermine a potential U.S. and Russian air campaign against its fighters.
- Yemen's Houthis, ousted leader formalize alliance
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels on Thursday announced a formal alliance with the country's ousted president and his former ruling party by setting up a new political council to rule the country, a step described by the United Nations Envoy to Yemen as jeopardizing peace talks in Kuwait.
- UN warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by IS return home
BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iraqis uprooted by the Islamic State group are now returning home after a string of Iraqi government victories in Anbar province, but the United Nations is warning civilians may be returning too soon as much of "liberated" Iraq is still dangerous, littered with roadside bombs and bobby-trapped explosives.
- Egypt convicts top anti-corruption official of 'false news'
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday convicted the country's former top anti-corruption official of "spreading false news" over a damning report he had issued, sentencing him to a year in prison that he must pay fines to avoid.
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