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Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up to east bank

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city's government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining militants in the west. | Video

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Trump might support probe into Yemen raid, White House says

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump might support an investigation into last month's U.S. raid in Yemen that killed several al Qaeda militants but also left a Navy SEAL and several civilians dead, the White House said on Sunday.

U.S., Yemen 1:11pm EST

Bomb attack on police bus wounds four Bahraini officers: ministry

DUBAI A bomb blast hit a bus carrying policemen in the island kingdom of Bahrain on Sunday, the interior ministry reported on its official Twitter account, wounding four officers.

Bahrain 1:04pm EST

Syrian army advances against Islamic State near Aleppo: monitor

BEIRUT The Syrian army and its allies made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by Islamic State in northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as the jihadist group retreated after losing the city of al-Bab to Turkey-backed rebels.

Syria 12:59pm EST

White House does not rule out Sessions recusal on Russia probes

WASHINGTON The White House on Sunday did not rule out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may recuse himself from Justice Department investigations into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Syrian civil activists demand talks on transition, ceasefire monitoring

GENEVA Syrian activists called on Sunday for the Assad government to engage in serious talks on political transition and for the United Nations to strengthen the fragile ceasefire as violence engulfed parts of the country.

United Nations, Syria 12:59pm EST

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