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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

WASHINGTON - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

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Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed

BEIRUT - At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. | Video

Syria 11:15am EDT

Iranian censors act against critics of nuclear deal -ISNA

DUBAI - Iran's Press Supervisory Board has suspended a hardline newspaper and cautioned two other outlets for criticizing last month's nuclear deal with world powers -- a rare move for a body more used to upholding social conservatism.

Davos 11:38am EDT

U.S., allies stage 29 air strikes against Islamic State: statement

WASHINGTON - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State conducted 29 air strikes against the militant group in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the task force leading the operation said in a statement.

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Calais crisis hardens tone of Britain's immigration, EU debate

LONDON - Dramatic images of migrants storming the Channel Tunnel from France have prompted Prime Minister David Cameron's government to ramp up anti-immigration rhetoric and spurred Eurosceptics to amplify calls for Britain to quit the European Union.

France 12:17pm EDT

Turkey's main opposition accuses Erdogan of blocking coalition efforts

ISTANBUL - Turkey's main opposition leader has accused President Tayyip Erdogan of blocking efforts to form a coalition government and warned him against taking the country to new elections through "blood politics" by reopening conflict with Kurdish militants.

Turkey 10:53am EDT

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