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Iran and U.S. cooperating on ISIS fight? Not as far-fetched as it seems

Iraqi President Fuad Masum was asked whether it was U.S. airstrikes, with Iraqi fighters and Iranian militiamen, that helped liberate the town of Amerli. He confirmed that it was.

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Israeli government lied, manipulated teens’ deaths, to wreck Palestinian unity

"Everybody knows now that Netanyahu and his co-bullies were aware the three young settlers were murdered on the first day they were kidnapped."

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Palestinians and Israelis mourn together but crisis deepens

Hundreds of Israeli Jews visited the mourning family of Muhammad Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Tuesday to express condolences over the vicious killing of the Palestinian teenager last week.

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How imperial "Great Loot" shaped Middle East tragedies

As Iraq tumbles into another war, it's important to remember why adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the "Great Loot" set out to do.

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Kurdish struggle a key factor in Syria and beyond

For almost a century, the Kurds-one of the world's largest ethnic groups without its own state-have been deceived and double-crossed, their language and culture suppressed, their villages burned and bombed, and their people scattered; now they are major players in the Middle East.

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Turkey: Uprising’s currents run deep

Issues that fueled the May and June protests are hardly a laughing matter, and they are not about to quietly disappear.

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Egypt brokers Gaza talks as rocket fire continues

Egyptian mediators are meeting with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian organizations, and with Israeli officials.

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Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.

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Israel assassinates Hamas military commander

Ahmed al-Jabari and another top Hamas official Mohammed al-Hams were killed during a wave of raids in retaliation for rockets fired into southern Israel.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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