• Syrian army tells rebels in eastern Aleppo: leave or die

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Syria’s army says it is offering rebel fighters in besieged eastern Aleppo an opportunity to leave the city with their lives.

  • No more room for the dead as Syria’s Aleppo is crushed

    This frame grab from video provided on Oct. 17, 2016, by the Aleppo News Network, shows men standing in an graveyard during a burial ceremony in eastern Aleppo city, in Syria. The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago, the new one filled up this week, and now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues. Dignity in death has been lost as the rebel-held enclave of eastern Aleppo that held out for four years collapses. (Aleppo News Network via AP)

    BEIRUT (AP) — The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave’s streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues.

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  • Saudi king starts tour of Gulf Arab states with visit to UAE

    In this Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 photo released by Emirates News Agency, WAM, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, right, receives Saudi King Salman in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. King Salman has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to begin a regional tour aimed at strengthening relations with four neighboring Gulf allies. (Emirates News Agency via AP)

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to begin a regional tour aimed at strengthening relations with four neighboring Gulf allies.

  • Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu’s side

    This Oct. 29, 2014 photo made at Channel 10 studios in Givatayim near Tel Aviv, Israel, shows Raviv Drucker, Channel 10 TV's investigative reporter who has exposed scandal after scandal about the Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu has berated him, sued him and even reportedly tried to get him fired in a visceral campaign to counter his critics. (AP Photo/Tomer Appelbaum)

    JERUSALEM (AP) — After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel’s first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

    A rainbow appears after a heavy rain over the Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave.

  • Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

    FILE – This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo made available by the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, Ohio, shows Christopher Lee Cornell of Green Township in suburban Cincinnati. The sentencing of Christopher Lee Cornell, accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, has been rescheduled to Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, after he pleaded guilty Aug. 1, 2016, to three federal charges stemming from his Jan. 14, 2015, arrest. A car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, is the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state. (Butler County Jail via AP, File)

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.

  • Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq

    Arab residents sit amid their destroyed home in Kirkuk's Huzeiran neighborhood, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. In the weeks following a deadly Islamic State group attack in central Kirkuk, residents of the city's Arab neighborhoods say Kurdish security forces moved into a small mostly Arab neighborhood on the city's southern edge, destroyed homes and confiscated identity documents. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say.

  • Libya’s Tripoli sees worst militias clashes in 2 years

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the city, with one dislodging another in at least two posts, a five-star hotel and a barracks, in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence the city has seen in two years.

  • Empowered Shiite militias poised to dominate key Iraq town

    In this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 photo, an Iraqi special forces humvee passes with a Shiite flag bearing the likeness of Imam Hussein and Imam Ali with Arabic words reading "At your service Hussein," in the front line neighborhood of Bakr, in Mosul, Iraq. State-sanctioned Shiite militias are positioning themselves to control areas liberated from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, opening the door to fresh domestic and regional conflict and raising concerns among religious and ethnic minorities. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    AIN AL-JEHESH, Iraq (AP) — On the road to Tal Afar, an Iraqi city near Syria that’s been key to sectarian catastrophes in both countries over the past decade, a mosaic of rag-tag troops advancing against Islamic State militants have one symbol in common.

  • Russian military lashes out at UN over aid to Aleppo

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military is criticizing the United Nations for dragging its feet on delivering humanitarian aid to the areas of Aleppo, which have been recently seized by Syrian government forces.