- UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.
- Russia delays new body to assign blame for Syrian attacks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia is holding up Security Council approval to establish a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time.
- Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish citizens in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away in a brazen operation that laid bare serious security gaps in the heavily defended city.
- AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities
JERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group.
- Bombs at mosque in Yemen's capital kill at least 20 people
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country's raging civil war, officials said.
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