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Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

PARIS - Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on Tuesday Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents. | Video

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Sudan's Bashir says wants dialogue with West as new term starts

KHARTOUM - Sudan is open to dialogue with Western nations, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Tuesday in an unusually conciliatory message from a leader wanted on genocide charges whose country suffers under economic sanctions.

3:03pm EDT

Palestinian gov't condemns Hamas for killing Islamist rival in Gaza

GAZA - Hamas security forces killed an activist of a rival Islamist militant group in a shoot-out at his Gaza home on Tuesday, drawing strong condemnation from the Palestinian government of President Mahmoud Abbas.

2:30pm EDT

Bomb blast hits market in Nigeria's Maiduguri, 50 killed: medics

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A bomb blast at a busy meat market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday killed about 50 people, an eyewitness and hospital sources said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.

Africa, 1:00pm EDT

Missile maker says Russia did not shoot down Malaysian plane over Ukraine

MOSCOW - The Russian company that makes the BUK air defense system that was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine said on Tuesday the plane was hit by a missile deployed by Ukraine and not widely used by Russia's military.

Egypt court postpones Mursi death sentence ruling: state TV

CAIRO - An Egyptian court postponed on Tuesday issuing a final ruling over a death sentence recommendation for former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and other top Muslim Brotherhood leaders in a case related to a 2011 mass jail break.

Egypt 8:39am EDT

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