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Bet on Trump or challenge Israel? Palestinians mull strategyBet on Trump or challenge US and Israel: Palestinians ponder strategy after years of failed efforts to reach statehood
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Business ties complicate Muslim states' response to RohingyaThe muted response of the Muslim world to the exodus of Rohingya Muslims may have roots in lucrative business interests in Southeast Asia
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Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS groupIraq's prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Iraqi prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun operation to retake town of Hawija from Islamic State groupIraqi prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun operation to retake town of Hawija from Islamic State group
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Protesters carry placards and wave flags outside the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The rally, organized by the Organization of Iranian American Communities, highlighted human rights abuses and called for democratic change in Iran. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Protesters rally against Iranian president at United NationsIranian expatriates have gathered on a plaza in New York City to protest an appearance at the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
The Associated Press7 hours ago
UN voices new approach to solve Libyan crisis, bring peaceThe United Nations has proposed a new approach to solve the Libyan crisis, by amending a current political agreement, holding a constitutional referendum and general elections
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Yemen rebel leader renews defiance on takeover anniversaryThe leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels has lashed out in defiance in a speech on the eve of the third anniversary of the day his forces stormed into the capital
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Palestinian deported from US over 1970 blast lands in JordanA 70-year-old Palestinian woman who was deported from the United States for concealing a decades-old bombing conviction has arrived in Jordan
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this July 27, 2017 file photo, a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter, runs as he fires mortars at Islamic State group militant, in Raqqa, northeast Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, that the battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages" with the opening of a new front. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
Battle against IS in Raqqa is in 'final stages,' force saysU.S.-backed forces in Syria say the battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages" with the opening of a new front
The Associated Press11 hours ago
AP Interview: Morocco to expand counterterror efforts abroadA top Moroccan security official says his government is working on a new strategy to track Moroccans who radicalize in Europe
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Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprisingAn international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed
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Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 daysA lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in an unauthorized protest earlier this month shortly after they were ordered released
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Trump call for keeping refugees close to home angers LebanonPresident Donald Trump's suggestion that refugees be resettled closer to home instead of brought to the United States has angered many in Lebanon, a tiny country hosting more than 1.5 million refugees
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Lawyer says 81-year-old American held in Iran has surgeryA lawyer says an 81-year-old Iranian-American imprisoned in Iran on widely criticized spying charges has undergone surgery and had a pacemaker installed
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this July 21, 2006 file photo, Israeli soldiers cover their ears as an artillery unit fires shells towards southern Lebanon from a position near Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, near the border with Lebanon. With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)
As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on HezbollahWith President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region
The Associated Press1 day ago
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