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Up to now, the U.S. training has typically focused on Shiites and Kurds. "In many ways, it's a continuation of the same thing," said Scott Stewart, a terrorism and security analyst at the global intelligence firm Stratfor. "It's an expansion of the training, and in a logical direction with Sunnis."

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Iran: Nuclear Negotiations Will Continue

The terms of the interim nuclear deal with Iran will be extended until July 10 to allow negotiators more time to reach a final deal, Reuters reported July 7. Read more…

Mali: French Forces Kill Al Qaeda Leader

French special operations forces in Mali killed a leader of al Qaeda's north African branch, who is suspected of helping kidnap Serge Lazarevic, AFP reported July 7. Read more…

Libya: Rebel Government Announces Military Reform

The prime minister of Libya's unrecognized government, Khalifa Ghweil, announced a restructuring of his army into 11 brigades that will include the militiamen who fought in the 2011 revolution, Middle East Online reported July 7. Read more…

Turkey: Senior U.S. Official Arrives In Ankara For Talks On Islamic State

A high-level U.S. official arrived in Ankara for talks about the fight against the Islamic State on July 7, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Read more…

Egypt: 5 Injured In Court Bombing

Five people were injured when a bomb exploded near a court in Beheira province on July 7, state-run MENA reported. Read more…

Yemen: Daily Death Toll Reaches New High

An estimated 176 fighters and civilians were killed in airstrikes and clashes in Yemen on July 6, local residents and pro-Houthi media said July 7, Daily Star reported. Read more…

Greece: Most Eurozone Countries Favor ‘Grexit,’ Sources Say

Sixteen of the 18 other eurozone countries are in favor letting Greece leave the currency union, unnamed sources in Brussels said July 7, Ekathimerini reported. Read more…

Kenya: At Least 14 Killed In Suspected Al Shabaab Attack

Unidentified assailants on July 7 killed at least 14 people and injured at least 11 others in the northeastern Kenyan town of Mandera, near the Somali and Ethiopian borders, local officials said, Daily Nation and Nairobi News reported. Read more…

China: Stocks Continue To Slide

Chinese stocks continued their slide on July 7, despite a series of support measures introduced by Beijing in recent days, Reuters and Bloomberg reported. Read more…

Iran: Talks Resume, Short Extension Possible

Tehran and foreign ministers from the P5+1 negotiating group have resumed negotiations in Vienna over the Iranian nuclear program, unnamed Russian and Iranian sources said July 7, Sputnik and IRNA reported. Read more…

Iraq, Syria: U.S. President Gives Speech On Islamic State Strategy

U.S. President Barack Obama made a live televised speech following a meeting at the Pentagon with military leaders and advisors to discuss progress against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Associated Press reported. Read more…

Greece: New Proposal Will Be Discussed At Eurozone Summit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed July 6 that Greece would present its proposals to a eurozone summit July 7, Ekathimerini reported. Read more…

Egypt: Security Forces Round Up Brotherhood Members

Egyptian security forces have detained 63 members of the Muslim Brotherhood for committing and inciting acts of violence, the Interior Ministry said July 5, Middle East Monitor reported July 6. Read more…

Nigeria: Twin Blasts Kill 44 In Jos

Suspected Islamist militants staged two explosions in central Jos, killing some 44 and wounding dozens of others, Vanguard reported July 6. Read more…

Tanzania: Lawmakers Pass Controversial Oil Bill

Tanzania's Parliament approved a regulatory framework for developing the country's hydrocarbons industry July 5, after days of debate, Reuters reported July 6. Read more…

Yemen: Government Expects Cease-Fire Soon

Yemen's internationally recognized government has said it expects to reach a deal on a cease-fire soon, Reuters reported July 6. Read more…

Syria: Army, Hezbollah Advance On Key Town

The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters on July 5-6 advanced on Syrian rebel factions in Zabadani, the last rebel-held town in the Qalamoun region near the Lebanese border, unnamed Hezbollah sources and other security sources said, The Daily Star reported. Read more…

Iran: Agreement Reached On Parallel Steps To Lift Sanctions, Curb Nuclear Development

Iran and the P5+1 group of international negotiators approved the concept of parallel steps to lift sanctions on Iran while Tehran limits its nuclear program, an unnamed senior source in the Iranian delegation said July 6, Sputnik reported. Read more…

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