Noah Gettsy

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U.N. says reports of Syria envoy resigning are incorrect

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday that media reports about the resignation of the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, were incorrect.<p>U.N. Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura attends a news conference in Damascus, Syria November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki<p>“Media …

Middle East

Iraq bomb kills at least 80, mostly Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims; ISIS claims responsibility

<b>Irbil, Iraq (CNN) —</b> At least 80 people were killed Thursday when a truck bomb exploded at a gas station in Iraq, the U.S. State Department said.<p>Most of the victims were Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, according to authorities in Iraq.<p>ISIS, a Sunni terror group, claimed responsibility for the attack in a …

Turkey-backed and Kurdish-led forces clash in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces clashed with Kurdish-led forces on Wednesday in northern Syria, where both are fighting the …

Middle East

US identifies ISIS suspect in Paris, Brussels attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US government has identified a suspect believed to have been involved in the planning of ISIS attacks that rocked the French capital a year ago and Brussels, Belgium, in March.<p>Abdelilah Himich, also known as Abu Sulayman al-Faransi, was named in a US State Department statement Tuesday …

Associated Press News

Scenes of panic as hundreds of Iraqis flee Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — They came by the hundreds — men, women and children fleeing the battle for Mosul, some bloodied and crying out for help. So large …

Islam