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Iraq Shi'ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni population.

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No Iran sanctions relief before end 2015 at best: German envoy

WASHINGTON - Sanctions relief for Iran under a potential nuclear agreement would not take place before the end of this year under the best-case scenario, German Ambassador to the United States Peter Wittig said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Captured video appears to show foreign fighters in Nigeria's Boko Haram

ABUJA - Video footage found in captured Boko Haram camps by Nigeria's military and seen by Reuters seems to give some of the clearest indication that foreign fighters hold positions of power within the Nigerian Islamist militant group.

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Air France faces probe after jet narrowly avoids mountain

PARIS - French investigators have opened a probe after an Air France jet with some three dozen people on board narrowly avoided hitting the highest mountain in central Africa in early May, according to information published by France's BEA air accident agency.

Seven members of Yemeni family killed in Saudi-led strike: residents

CAIRO/ADEN, Yemen - Seven members of a family were killed in an overnight strike by Saudi-led warplanes on a border village in northern Yemen, residents said, as heavy clashes erupted across the frontier after Houthi fire killed one Saudi citizen.

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East African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues

BUJUMBURA - East African leaders will meet on Sunday to discuss the crisis in Burundi as violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters continue and the opposition has boycotted talks to resolve the stand-off.

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