Middle East and North Africa

  • At least three die as protesters attack U.S. embassy in Tunis

    TUNIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - At least three people died and 28 others were wounded on Friday after hundreds of protesters incensed by a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad attacked the U.S. embassy in the Tunisian capital, state television said.

    A Reuters reporter had seen police open fire to try to quell the assault, in which protesters managed to penetrate the embassy building.
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Islamic State closes in on city of Aleppo in Syrian fighting

BEIRUT/ANKARA - Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite a Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group.