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If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer6/23/2017 10:18:48 PMBAGHDAD - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran6/23/2017 8:12:27 PMDUBAI - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.Iraqi forces battle toward heart of Mosul's Old City6/23/2017 10:20:51 PMMOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq - Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul's Old City on Friday, and said they aimed to open routes for civilians to flee Islamic State's last stand there.British PM May defends Brexit rights offer in face of EU doubts6/23/2017 10:51:47 PMBRUSSELS - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her offer to let millions of EU citizens stay in Britain after Brexit as fellow EU leaders responded coolly on Friday to her opening move in negotiations on Britain's withdrawal.North Korea says U.S. student's death a 'mystery to us as well'6/23/2017 10:53:40 PMSEOUL - North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless".Hezbollah says future Israel war could draw fighters from Iran, Iraq, elsewhere6/23/2017 9:49:09 PMBEIRUT - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that a future war waged by Israel against Syria or Lebanon could draw thousands of fighters from countries including Iran and Iraq.Police consider manslaughter charges over deadly London tower block blaze6/23/2017 9:48:39 PMLONDON - Investigators said on Friday they would consider bringing manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people.Separate blasts kill 40 in Pakistan: police6/23/2017 9:21:53 PMQUETTA/PARACHINAR, Pakistan - Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said.Chile's President asks forgiveness from indigenous Mapuche6/23/2017 11:13:21 PMSANTIAGO - President Michelle Bachelet asked for forgiveness from Chile's indigenous Mapuche people on Friday for "errors and horrors" committed by the state and announced plans to give them more power and resources.Iranians chant 'Death to Israel', burn Islamic State's flag at rallies: TV6/23/2017 9:14:10 PMANKARA - Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported.