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Iraq identifies more bodies from mass grave near Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi authorities say they have found the remains of another 158 people in a mass grave outside the city of Tikrit, where the Islamic State group is believed to have massacred hundreds of captured soldiers when it rampaged across the country in the summer of 2014.<p>Iraq's forensic …

Policemen killed in blast in Gaziantep in Turkey

A bomb attack outside the police headquarters in Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep has killed two policemen and injured 22 others, officials say.<p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday's attack, which happened about 60km from the Syrian border.<p>Security sources, however, said …

Hundreds of people arrested during protest in Germany

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five hundred people were arrested in Germany after violent clashes broke out, authorities said.<p>More than 1,000 people were protesting Saturday in Stuttgart, where Alternative for Germany, a far-right political party, is holding a two-day conference over the weekend.<p>Demonstrators tried to …

Syria conflict: US seeks to de-escalate fighting

<b>The US says it is working on plans to reduce the bloodshed in Syria and revive a nationwide ceasefire.</b><p>It says its "top priority" is to halt conflict in the city of Aleppo, where at least 200 people have died in a week of government raids and rebel shelling.<p>The US wants Russia to put pressure on the …

Russia will not ask Syria to halt air strikes on Aleppo

Media reports claim Russia will not try to persuade Bashar al-Assad to call a halt to air strikes on Aleppo.<p>The bombardment of Syria’s second city continued on Saturday.<p>Nearly 30 strikes hit rebel-held areas of the city – the ninth straight day that Aleppo has been targeted by government forces.<p>The …

Middle East

Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Under extra security, the Brussels Airport reopened its departure hall Sunday for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist …