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{FD} Germany denies permission for Erdogan rally on G-20 visit

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Turkey has asked permission for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to hold a rally to address Turks in Germany when he attends the upcoming Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany’s foreign minister said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid crisis with Arab states, Qatar minister to visit Turkey

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Turkey’s state television says Qatar’s defense minister will arrive in Turkey for talks amid the Gulf Arab states’ feud with their tiny neighbor. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria, Russia accuse US of plotting ‘provocation’

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Russia is accusing Washington of preparing a “provocation” in Syria, which would then be blamed on President Bashar Assad’s government as alleged use of chemical weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel’s ex-PM Ehud Olmert granted early release from prison

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The parole board of Israel’s Prison Service on Thursday granted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release from his 27-month corruption sentence, in perhaps the final chapter of a stunning fall from grace that forced him from office amid the last … Continue reading

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{FD} In Mosul, Iraqi forces take landmark mosque blown up by IS

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In their battle for Mosul, Iraqi forces are pushing toward a landmark mosque blown up last week by the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup

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Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution … Continue reading

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{FD} Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

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Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Do… Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli troops kill Palestinian who shot at them, army says

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Israel’s military says its forces have shot and killed a Palestinian who opened fire on them in the West Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqis fight house to house for costly victory in Mosul

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Gunfire echoes through the pockmarked streets as Maj. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at key moments on the road to Mosul

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The Islamic State group’s hold on Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, has shrunk to just two square kilometers (about one square mile). Continue reading

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{FD} Libyan official says gunmen capture, release 2 UN staffers

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The deputy interior minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government says a U.N. convoy was attacked by bandits on the road from Tunis to Tripoli, and that two U.N. staffers were briefly detained. Continue reading

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{FD} Camels left without food, water at Saudi Arabia’s border by the thousands, owners say

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Qatari-owned camels are starving and dying at the country’s border with Saudi Arabia following the Gulf Arab state’s decision to cut ties with the country earlier this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis says Syria’s government taking US threat seriously

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria’s government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Syrian fire hits Golan during Netanyahu visit

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The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Activists say a cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria has killed at least 15 people, including women and children. Continue reading

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{FD} Hamas to create buffer zone with Egypt to improve ties

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Hamas says bulldozers in Gaza are creating a 100-meter-wide (330-foot) buffer zone along the Egyptian border as part of the Islamic militant group’s efforts to combat extremists and improve ties with Cairo. Continue reading

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{FD} UN expert: Al-Jazeera should not be closed in Qatar standoff

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An U.N. human rights expert says it would be a “major blow against media pluralism” if Qatar shutters the Al-Jazeera network as demanded by other Arab states. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope repudiates ‘martyr’ moniker for suicide bombers

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Pope Francis has repudiated the idea that suicide bombers can be considered “martyrs,” saying true martyrs don’t harm others but rather are meek, honest and persecuted for their faith as true children of God. Continue reading

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{FD} Security remains a stumbling block in Cyprus peace talks

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A new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders has opened in a Swiss Alpine resort, aiming to reunify their Mediterranean island after a decades-long split. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran says US travel ban is ‘racist’ and ‘unfair’

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Iran says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is “racist” and “unfair.” Continue reading

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{FD} Airstrike kills at least 15 in eastern Syria

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Turkey’s military says it has returned fire after a cross-border attack by Syrian Kurdish forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Author describes how US missed chance to get ISIS leader Baghdadi

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A former member of a secret U.S. special operations task force described to Fox News Tuesday how close American forces came to killing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in December 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran accuses US of ‘brazen’ plan to change its government

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Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of “a brazen interventionist plan” to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter. Continue reading

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{FD} Kissinger: Chaos in the west could give boost to Russia

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Tuesday warned of Russia’s simmering alienation from its western neighbors but said he believed that President Vladimir Putin will ultimately work toward cooperative relationships with countries on its … Continue reading

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{FD} Israel and Hamas in advanced talks over prisoner swap, report says

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Israel and Hamas are ramping up talks on the release of Israeli nationals held hostage in the Gaza Strip by the militant group. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 13 killed in violence in southeast Turkey

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Turkey’s military says 10 Kurdish militants have been killed in aerial operation in southeast Turkey. Continue reading

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{FD} UN envoy hopes key new meetings will spur Syria peace talks

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The U.N. special envoy for Syria is expressing hope that a first-ever U.N. meeting of feuding opposition groups and an upcoming meeting to put “de-escalation zones” into operation will spur progress at next month’s peace talks in Geneva. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US warns Syria against chemical attack

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The Latest on the White House saying it has “potential” evidence that Syria’s government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya

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Egypt’s military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that “criminal elements” were attempting to cross the western border with Libya. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Aid group fears for migrants at Italy border

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The Latest on Europe’s response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Italian authorities in Sicily have detained a 23-year-old man for alleged torture of migrants awaiting passage in L… Continue reading

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{FD} New ISIS video shows kids as young as 8 executing prisoners

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A chilling new ISIS execution video shows brainwashed children as young as eight being forced to shoot prisoners in the head. Continue reading

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{FD} FIFA publishes Garcia report on 2018-2022 World Cup bidding

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A big mystery in the recent era of corruption linked to FIFA is being revealed this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with Qatar

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Germany’s foreign minister says the crisis over Gulf Arab state’s dispute with Qatar will only get worse the longer it lasts, and appeals on all sides to engage in direct dialogue. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany praises nuclear deal with Iran

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says a nuclear deal with Iran has helped lower the risk of a major conflict in the Mideast and that Germany will do whatever is possible to hold all parties to it. Continue reading

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{FD} Romania: police find 91 migrants from Syria, Iraq in truck

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Romanian border police have found 91 migrants from Iraq and Syria hidden in a truck transporting auto parts. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Activity’ seen at Syrian base where chemical attack originated, defense officials say

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The Pentagon is seeing new “activity” at a Syrian aircraft hangar where a previous chemical weapons attack on civilians is believed to have originated, multiple defense officials told Fox News Tuesday, after the White House issued its new warning to President Bashar Assad. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief: Seize the chance for Cyprus peace deal at summit

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A United Nations envoy says Cyprus’ rival leaders have to step up, take responsibility and make the best of a peace summit aiming at a breakthrough deal reunifying the ethnically divided island. Continue reading

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{FD} IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push

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An Iraqi officer says counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces’ push in the Old City — the last IS stronghold in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Airstrike on ISIS-run jail in eastern Syria kills 42, activists say

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An airstrike targeting an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria on Tuesday has killed at least 42 prisoners, Syrian activists said. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over. Continue reading

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{FD} Kremlin dismisses US warning of chemical attack in Syria

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A senior Russian lawmaker has dismissed the United States’ warning about a potential chemical weapons attack in Syria as “provocation.” Continue reading

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{FD} Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker: Reform Jews don’t believe in Temple

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A senior ultra-Orthodox lawmaker says protestations of liberal Jews over alternative access to Jerusalem’s Western Wall are merely provocation since they don’t even believe in the sanctity of the site. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi demolition of historic Shiite homes stokes violence

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Saudi Arabia is demolishing centuries-old homes in a Shiite town, leveling a historic district that officials say has become a hideout for local militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel strikes Gaza militant sites after projectile fired

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The Israeli military says it has struck a pair of Hamas militant sites in Gaza after a projectile fired from the seaside territory landed in southern Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel: Projectile from Gaza lands in southern Israel

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The Israeli military says a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip has landed in southern Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations

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With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli minister: Trump pressure on settlements disappoints

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A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is expressing some disappointment with the White House, saying the election of Donald Trump has not brought about the boom in West Bank settlement construction many had expected. Continue reading

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{FD} Jewish leaders rethink ties with Netanyahu, Israeli government

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The Jewish Agency, the world’s largest Jewish nonprofit group, will reevaluate its relationship with the Israeli government after two decisions that have sparked outrage in the Jewish world, according to the organization’s new chairman of the board of governors. Continue reading

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{FD} US-backed forces seize new district from IS in Raqqa

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Syrian Kurdish forces say they have seized a new district from the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital, Raqqa. Continue reading

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{FD} 44 people detained during Istanbul’s banned LGBT pride event

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Turkey’s official news agency says 44 people were detained during a march for LGBT rights that the governor of Istanbul had banned. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: don’t expect Turkish bodyguards at G-20

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The German government says it doesn’t expect to see Turkish security agents accused of attacking protesters in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. Continue reading

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