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Yemen crisis

Officials confirm US special forces rescued 8 hostages being held by a militant group with ties to al-Qaida in a predawn raid in far eastern Yemen Tuesday; none of the hostages were American - @NBCNews

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Yemen crisis

Update: Senior US defense officials deny reports that a US military adviser was among group of hostages rescued from al-Qaida custody in Yemen overnight - @NBCNews

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Yemen crisis

Yemeni security forces free 7 Yemeni hostages and 1 foreigner in operation in which 7 Al Qaeda kidnappers were killed - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Members of al-Qaida's Nusra Front and other Sunni Islamists have seized an area south of a Shiite Muslim village in north Syria after clashes with pro-government fighters, opposition activists say - @Reuters

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Mali unrest

Suspected Islamist fighters in Mali kill 2 children, kidnap 10 more, military official says - @Reuters

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Al-Qaida in Yemen denounces Islamic State group for 'driving a wedge' between jihadi groups by declaring a caliphate - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

UN panel monitoring al-Qaida recommends new sanctions that would authorize seizure of tanks, trucks carrying oil from areas controlled by Islamic State - @AP

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Philippines

15 killed in fighting between government forces and al Qaida-linked militants in southern Philippine jungle - @AFP

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Syrian civil war

US aircraft fires missiles at al-Qaida militants in Syria as part of campaign against Islamic extremists, officials and an activist say - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US bombs al-Qaida offshoot Khorasan in Syria for 3rd time, official says - @haaretzcom

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Syrian civil war

Report: Islamic State, al-Qaida branch agree to fight foes together in Syria, opposition figures say - @AP

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al-Qaida

#BREAKING via @AP: AP Sources: Islamic State, al-Qaida affiliate agree to fight foes together in Syria. - @vegasbreaking

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al-Qaida

#BREAKING: Islamic State, al-Qaida affiliate agree to fight foes together in Syria - @AP - @DenverChannel

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#BREAKING: AP Sources say Islamic State, al-Qaida affiliate agree to fight foes together in Syria. -@AP - @abc15

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German court jails 4 men of being members of al-Qaida and of planning attacks in Germany - @Reuters

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al-Qaida

#BREAKING: #Yemen: Six al-Qaeda members have been killed in drone strikes in the Shabwah governorate http://t.co/WpPD0ItPua - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Syrian civil war

Syrian insurgents including fighters from Nusra Front, a wing of al-Qaida, have seized a key city and other areas of Syria's southwestern Deraa province, fighters in the area say - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US-lead coalition targets Al Qaeda-affiliated al Nusra Front in overnight airstrikes in northwestern Syria, monitoring group claims - @Reuters

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al-Qaida

#BreakingNews: Al-Qaeda in #Yemen acknowledges the killing of two commanders http://t.co/kmes6yy4Jd - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Yemen crisis

Senior al-Qaida official Nabil al-Dahab killed along with 4 others in a drone strike in central Yemen overnight, tribal sources and a militant say - @Reuters

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