DAMASCUS — The Islamic State (IS) group attacked Syrian military checkpoints in the central province of Homs on Thursday, killing 17 soldiers, a monitor group reported. (Syria-Attack) wpid-Middle-East-map2.gif
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TEHRAN — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday that he is neither for nor against the results of the recent nuclear talks in Lausanne of Switzerland, since “the Iranian officials say no work has been done yet and nothing is binding,” official IRNA news agency reported. (Iran-Khamenei)
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CAIRO — The Egyptian authorities have evacuated 1,150 citizens since the Yemeni crisis surged a couple of weeks ago, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday.(Egypt-Evacuation)
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ANKARA — Coalition forces against the Islamic State (IS) militant group formed a working group to stem flow of foreign fighters into Syria and Iraq in a meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul, a Turkish official said on Thursday. (Turkey-IS-Meeting) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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