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UN envoy: IS poised to become ‘serious threat’ in Libya

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — The United Nations envoy on Libya says that Islamic State extremists can “become a very serious threat” in the country within months if rival governments fail to reach a unity deal….

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AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores….

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Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued….

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AP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Borders must be “open to Syrians everywhere,” including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian refugees, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Saturday….

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Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby….

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18 mins ago

UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats….

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Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land

More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects. Many more are feared to still be stranded at sea, abandoned by traffickers amid a regional crackdown….

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18 mins ago

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued….

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18 mins ago

Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby….

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18 mins ago

AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores….