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{FD} Overturned bus in northern Egypt catches fire, killing 8

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Egypt’s official news agency says a bus carrying workers has burst into flames after it overturned west of the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people. Continue reading

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{FD} Alexander the Great pulled from Macedonia airport in gesture

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Macedonia has begun the process of changing the name of its airport honoring the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great as a goodwill gesture to Greece. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

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Lebanese security and judicial officials say authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man who is suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait. Continue reading

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{FD} Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

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Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo. Continue reading

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{FD} Female Nobel laureates in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women

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Three female Nobel Peace laureates have begun a weeklong trip to Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women who were tortured and raped by Myanmar soldiers before fleeing the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt court fines leading activist over insulting judiciary

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An Egyptian court has fined one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($565) during his re-trial over insulting the judiciary. Continue reading

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{FD} Iranian official panned for rights abuses to visit UN body

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An upcoming visit to the United Nations’ top human rights body by Iran’s justice minister is attracting criticism since the European Union has issued sanctions against him for rights violations. Continue reading

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{FD} UN to vote on 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

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The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkish court rules 3 academics committed terror propaganda

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Turkey’s official news agency says a court has ruled that three academics who signed a peace petition committed terror propaganda but deferred a final verdict for five years. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines: Suspect in Filipina’s freezer death arrested

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The Philippine foreign secretary says one of two suspects in the gruesome death of a Filipina housemaid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait has been arrested in Lebanon. Continue reading

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{FD} France unveils vast new plan to tackle radicalization

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France has unveiled a vast new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli army says tear gas, not beating, killed Palestinian

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The Israel military says an initial inquiry suggests that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Opposition group: Russia shouldn’t vote on Syria

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The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany says another citizen detained in Turkey released

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The German government says one of its citizens held in Turkey has been released, but must remain in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinian president says he is in good health after tests

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has undergone medical tests while in the United States and that he is in good health. Continue reading

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{FD} Rights group: Turkey not avoiding civilians in Syria strikes

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Human Rights Watch is criticizing the way Turkey is conducting its offensive in northern Syria, saying it has failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

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Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have overwhelmingly voted to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Jimmy Carter warns against one-state for Israel-Palestine

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning that the two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “is being overtaken by a one-state reality which will have dire consequences for Israel in the long-term.” Continue reading

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{FD} Israel extends detention for 2 suspects in Netanyahu case

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An Israeli court has extended the arrests of a media tycoon and a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated in a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi Arabia announces it will build its first opera house, another step toward modernization

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Saudi Arabia says construction will soon begin on the first opera house in the kingdom, where concerts have been banned for two decades, along with music in restaurants and stores. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to Gaza

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Qatar’s point man for the Gaza Strip is calling on the world to send humanitarian aid urgently to the war-torn territory. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt: 7 troops killed in Sinai anti-militant operation

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Egypt’s military says seven troops have been killed so far in a massive security operation launched this month against Islamic militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and other areas. Continue reading

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{FD} Egyptian court sentences 21 to death on terrorism charges

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An Egyptian court has sentenced 21 people to death and seven others to up to life in prison on terrorism-related charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinian killed in Israeli army arrest raid in West Bank

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A 33-year-old Palestinian man has been killed in disputed circumstances during an arrest raid by Israeli troops in the West Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Egyptian policemen catch child falling off 3rd floor

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Three Egyptian policemen were able to catch a 5-year-old child as he fell from a third-floor apartment balcony in the southern city of Assiut, saving the boy’s life. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New bombardment kills 13 Syrian capital suburb

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The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Syrian opposition activists and paramedics are reporting a fresh wave of bombardment of the rebel-held eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, saying 13 people have been killed. Continue reading

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{FD} Duterte: Labor ban to Kuwait stays, may be expanded

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The Philippine president says a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers “suffer brutal treatment and human degradation.” Continue reading

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{FD} German leader calls on Iran, Russia to end Syria violence

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the European Union to step up pressure on Russia and Iran to end the violence in Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria: A father says last goodbye to child

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A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again. Continue reading

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{FD} African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

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Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secu… Continue reading

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{FD} UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

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Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt arrests 6 on a farm owned by Islamist politician

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Egypt’s official news agency says police have arrested six suspected Muslim Brotherhood members on a farm allegedly owned by a recently detained Islamist politician. Continue reading

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{FD} Only on AP: Migrant recounts forced deportation from Israel

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Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. Continue reading

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{FD} President says Egypt ‘scored a goal’ with Israel gas deal

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Egypt’s president says his country “scored a goal” by signing a $15 billion deal with an Israeli company to supply natural gas that will help turn Egypt into a regional energy hub. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at the scandals surrounding Israel’s prime minister

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life as a dizzying array of scandals has engulfed him, his family and his inner circle. Continue reading

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{FD} Spain helps keep alive archaic language of Sephardic Jews

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A language still spoken by the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain 500 years ago is getting a helping hand from the Spanish Royal Academy to keep it alive. Continue reading

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{FD} Budget carrier flydubai sees profits and revenue increase

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Budget carrier flydubai says its earnings and profits have increased, with revenue reaching 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion) in 2017 compared to 5 billion dirhams ($1.37 billion) in 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Turkey vows to press on with Syria offensive

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The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

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The Syrian Civil Defense rescue organization says 10 people have been killed by government airstrikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus. Continue reading

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{FD} Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal

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Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. Continue reading

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{FD} Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

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A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent activist to five years in prison over tweets alleging torture at a prison in his country and criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli media: Netanyahu confident to testify against him

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Israeli media are reporting that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate Netanyahu in corruption allegations. Continue reading

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{FD} Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

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A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country’s reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: Syria’s starved, rebellious suburb under attack

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The airstrikes came at a rate of one a minute, with horrible results: civilians fleeing collapsing buildings, children trapped under slabs of concrete, paramedics grimly rushing the bloodied victims away on stretchers. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarily

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Egyptian officials say the country will open its border with the Gaza Strip amid a military campaign against Islamic insurgents in restive northern Sinai Peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Israel envoy says Palestinian running from peace

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The Latest on the U.N. Security Council meeting on Mideast issues (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Israel’s U.N. ambassador is accusing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of refusing direct peace negotiations with Israel and is calling him “the problem” … Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution. Continue reading

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{FD} US senator says $6B in aid for Jordan likely to rise

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The chairman of a U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says a recently signed agreement granting Jordan $1.275 billion a year through 2022 “is a floor” and that Congress is likely to authorize additional financial support for the kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} 17 Turks reach Greek island, to apply for asylum in Greece

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Greek authorities say 17 Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers for Hariri assassination suspect calls for acquittal

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Lawyers for one of four alleged Hezbollah members accused of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri called Tuesday on judges at a U.N.-backed tribunal to acquit him, saying prosecutors have not presented en… Continue reading

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