4 Militants Linked to Embassy Threat Killed: Senior Official

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_23db1c9dcc.jpgKHALED FAZAA/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- An American drone strike has killed four suspected al Qaeda militants associated with the latest threat that prompted the closing of U.S. embassies across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a senior U.S. official. "We got the operational guys we were after," the official said, referring to the four men killed in Yemen.

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Detained American in North Korea to Be Discussed on US Diplomat's Asia Trip

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_e0364feddc.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A senior State Department official confirms to ABC News that the top U.S. diplomat on North Korean Human rights will discuss detained American Kenneth Bae’s imprisonment in that country -- this during the diplomat's trip to China, South Korea and Japan next week. Robert King, the Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues will meet with Senior Chinese officials as well as officials from the UN, and government officials from South Korea and Japan.

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More Violence in Iraq as Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Bombings

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f587008598.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- As Iraq's main al Qaeda group claimed responsibility for last Saturday's series of coordinated bombings, the carnage continued on Monday with at least three attacks that killed 26 people. The deadliest assault occurred in the northern city of Balad, when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowded cafe, leaving 15 people dead and 30 wounded.

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Egyptian Government Holds Off on Clearing Out Protesters' Camps

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f86f6fc435.jpgEd Giles/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi won one battle Monday but lost another. The new interim government, which came into power July 3 after Morsi was replaced by the military, decided against clearing out two camps in Cairo where thousands have peacefully demonstrated for weeks to demand that their leader be returned to power.

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Syrian Rebel Leader Rallies Fighters in Al-Assad's Home Region

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_dbbe16ba39.jpgScott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- In what was meant to be a message to Bashar al-Assad that he does not have the upper hand in the 29-month civil war, Gen. Salim Idriss, the head of Syria’s rebel Free Syrian Army, visited the regional homeland of the embattled Syrian president. Idriss was there to address rebel forces who are attempting to take over the coastal province of Latakia, where al-Assad's family is from.

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