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Syrian warplanes attack IS near Lebanon border

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Syrian warplanes have bombarded mountainous areas controlled by the Islamic State group near the border with Lebanon. Continue reading

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Israel revokes Al-Jazeera reporter’s press permit

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Israel says it is revoking the press credentials of an Al-Jazeera reporter after he told another TV station that the work of Palestinian journalists is part of the “resistance.” Continue reading

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Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

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Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity. Continue reading

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Iran opposition leader under house arrest on hunger strike

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An Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest since 2011 has begun a hunger strike over his detention. Continue reading

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After Jordan, Lebanon repeals ‘marry the rapist’ law

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Lebanon’s parliament has abolished a controversial article that allowed rapists to escape prison by marrying their victims. Continue reading

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Last house in restive Shiite town center has been demolished

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Saudi authorities say they have demolished the last residential building in the historic center of a restive Shiite town after speeding up the pace of demolitions. Continue reading

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Fire destroys buildings in historic Saudi neighborhood

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Six buildings have caught fire in a 1400-year-old Saudi neighborhood in the city of Jiddah, with three buildings completely destroyed by the blaze. Continue reading

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Turkey asks Germany to extradite top coup suspect

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Turkey has formally asked the German government to arrest and extradite a top suspect in last year’s failed coup attempt following reports suggesting that he has been spotted in Germany. Continue reading

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Egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 years

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Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period. Continue reading

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Daughter of US envoy Friedman immigrates to Israel

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The daughter of the American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has immigrated to Israel and taken Israeli citizenship. Continue reading

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Iraqi Shiite cleric’s Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

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An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers’ deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport — from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf. Continue reading

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Young Afghans see opportunities dwindle as security worsens

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Sultan Hossaini sent three of his children from their rural home to the capital, Kabul, hoping they would gain degrees and employment in the new Afghanistan that was promised after the overthrow of the Taliban. Continue reading

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Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma

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Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group. Continue reading

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Israel demolishes West Bank home of Palestinian attacker

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The Israeli military says it has demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian man who stabbed three Israelis to death in their home at a nearby Jewish settlement last month. Continue reading

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Palestinian leader sends greeting to North Korea

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The Palestinian president has wished North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “health and happiness” at a time of rising nuclear tensions with the U.S. President Mahmoud Abbas sent the greeting on Tuesday in honor of “Liberation Day,” when both North and South … Continue reading

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ICC orders arrest of commander loyal to Libyan general

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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for a Libyan commander said to have been involved in the killing of 33 captives in “cold blood” earlier this year. Continue reading

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Suspected militants kill 2 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai

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Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have shot dead two policemen in el-Arish, capital of the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, where an Islamic State affiliate is fighting security forces. Continue reading

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Lebanese army takes new areas on the border with Syria

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The Lebanese army says troops have advanced along the border with Syria, tightening the siege on areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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BBC says Iran freezes local assets of Farsi service staff

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The BBC says an Iranian court order has frozen the local assets of over 150 people associated with its Farsi-language service. Continue reading

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Reports: Turkey detains Interpol-sought Belgian IS suspect

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Turkish media reports say police in Istanbul have apprehended a suspected Islamic State group militant wanted by Interpol. Continue reading

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Israel arrests radical Islamic cleric for inciting violence

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Israeli police say they have arrested a radical Islamic cleric for inciting violence and involvement in an outlawed organization. Continue reading

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Iraqi, coalition aircraft step up airstrikes on IS-held town

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The commander of Iraq’s air force says Iraqi and coalition planes have stepped up airstrikes on Islamic State targets in the town of Tal Afar, ahead of a planned offensive there. Continue reading

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Dubai billionaire seeks to sell Trump-branded villas abroad

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During recent trips to Croatia and Malta, a Dubai-based billionaire and business partner of the Trump Organization looked more like a head of state himself — mingling with government dignitaries, receiving a presidential reception and visiting the glittering Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading

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Italy: progress in probe of Cairo torture murder of scholar

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Italy is letting its ambassador take up his post in Cairo, citing Egyptian progress in a probe of the 2016 torture death of an Italian scholar that had weighed on diplomatic ties. Continue reading

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Holocaust memorial urges vigilance after US protests

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Israel’s official Holocaust memorial has expressed concern over the violence in Charlottesville, where far-right activists marched with Nazi flags and gave the Nazi salute, and where a counter-protester was killed over the weekend. Continue reading

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Bomb kills 11 in southern Yemen

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Yemeni security officials say a bomb has killed 11 civilians and wounded others in a busy district of a southern city. Continue reading

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Turkish police arrest suspected killer of Syrian journalists

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Turkey’s state news agency says that Turkish authorities have arrested and charged a suspected Islamic State group member with killing two Syrian journalists in Turkey in 2015. Continue reading

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Turkey: IS stabbing suspect was wanted internationally

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Istanbul’s police chief says an Islamic State militant who stabbed a police officer to death while in custody was an “internationally wanted terrorist.” Continue reading

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Witnesses: Militiamen seize Libyan ex-premier in Tripoli

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Libyan militiamen have abducted one of the country’s former prime ministers in the capital, Tripoli, witnesses said Monday. Continue reading

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AP EXPLAINS: Impact of Saudi death sentences, Shiite unrest

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There has been a spike in violence in an eastern town in Saudi Arabia, where masked security forces patrol the streets in armored cars and come under fire from local Shiite militants. Continue reading

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Dubai’s Emaar posts first-half profits, announces new IPO

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Dubai developer Emaar Properties has posted 2.8 billion dirhams ($772 million) in net profits for the first half of 2017 and laid out plans to spin off its domestic real estate business. Continue reading

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Israel official warns Lebanon over Hezbollah leader’s threat

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Israel’s education minister is warning Lebanon following threats by Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Continue reading

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Russian intelligence agency says it foiled attack plot

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Russia’s main intelligence agency says it has foiled a plot led by two Soviet-born militants fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria. Continue reading

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Iraqi Shiite militias pledge to take part in next IS fight

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Iraq’s Shiite militias say they will participate in the next major battle against the Islamic State group after the Iraqi forces’ victory in Mosul last month. Continue reading

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Yemen Central Bank: Saudi-led coalition strangling economy

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Yemen’s Central Bank, based in the country’s south, is accusing a Saudi-led coalition of blocking flights bringing cash to the country and “strangling” its economy. Continue reading

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Israeli police arrest tycoon, others in bribery, fraud sting

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Israeli police say a prominent billionaire businessman and four other suspects were taken into custody on a battery of charges, including money laundering, obstruction of justice and bribery. Continue reading

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Iran’s leader names conservative cleric to arbitration body

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Iran’s state TV says the country’s supreme leader has appointed a conservative cleric to head a council tasked with mediating disputes between government bodies. Continue reading

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Syrian rebels, civilians leave Lebanon border area for home

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The media arm of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group says hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians have started leaving the Lebanon-Syria border area after a deal was reached for their departure. Continue reading

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18 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso capital

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Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years. Continue reading

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The Latest: 18 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

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The Latest on the attack in Burkina Faso (all times local): 7 a.m. Continue reading

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Missing Dutch national found dead in Turkey

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Turkish media reports say a Dutch national who was reported missing in Turkey has been found dead. Continue reading

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Death sentences of Shiites point to limits of Saudi reforms

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Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince hopes to transform the kingdom and modernize society, but the planned execution of 14 Shiite protesters charged with violence against security forces suggests the government’s handling of sectarian tensions and unrest re… Continue reading

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Third of Syrian refugee kids not in school, despite pledges

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Since his family fled civil war in Syria five years ago, 15-year-old Ali al-Sbehi hasn’t set foot in a school. Continue reading

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Turkish police officer stabbed to death by suspected ISIS suicide bomber in Istanbul

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A Turkish police officer was stabbed to death in Istanbul late Sunday by a suspected ISIS member, according to state media. Continue reading

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Suspect fatally stabs Istanbul officer in police station

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Turkey’s official news agency says a man suspected of being a suicide bomber for the Islamic State group has stabbed and killed a police officer while in custody. Continue reading

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Hezbollah leader says Syrian government ‘will stay on’

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The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it is time for political leaders to accept the survival of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. Continue reading

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2 Kosovars jailed for allegedly trying to join extremists

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Kosovo authorities have arrested two citizens for allegedly trying to join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading

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US military says 2 American soldiers killed in Iraq

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Two American soldiers have been killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq, the U.S. military said Sunday, adding that “initial reports indicate the incident was not due to enemy contact.” Continue reading

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Egypt says 2 militants killed in shootout with police

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Two members of a group suspected of being linked to the Muslim Brotherhood were killed Sunday in an exchange of gunfire with the police in a province outside the capital Cairo, the Interior Ministry said. Continue reading

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Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

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The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a zoo in war-torn Syrian, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Continue reading

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