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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)
Israel pushes ahead with settlements as Trump takes officeThe municipality of Jerusalem has approved building hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while a hard-line Cabinet minister pushed the government to annex a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the Trump presidency
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Dubai has new rules after high-rise fires, but few detailsDubai has new fire safety regulations following a series of skyscraper fires in recent years, but has offered few details about them
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Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in YemenYemeni security and tribal officials say suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in the country's southwestern Bayda province
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Iran finalizes five-year prison for Iranian-BritishAn Iranian news agency is reporting that a woman with dual Iranian and British citizenship to has been sentenced to five years in prison
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People walk past damaged buildings in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Thousands of people have returned to their homes in east Aleppo that was held by rebels for more than four years until government forces took full control of it last month. East Aleppo has suffered wide destruction because of airstrikes and shelling. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns homeThe Khatib family has returned to their apartment in the eastern Aleppo neighborhood of Ansari five months after they were forced to leave under intense bombardment
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2 terrorist suspects blow themselves up in Saudi police raidSaudi authorities say two men suspected of plotting terrorist attacks killed themselves using explosive belts during a police raid in the west of the kingdom
The Associated Press20 hours ago
An unregistered girl stands with their Family outside the Free Legal Support Program office in the shelter in Jibreen, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Syrian rebels stormed and controlled wide parts of east Aleppo in July 2012 and since then most residents in areas held by insurgents were not able to register themselves because the state had no presence. Those who registered themselves at courthouses run by rebels had documents that are not recognized by the Syrian government does not recognize. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Aleppo displaced finally getting official paperworkFatima Museitif got married three years ago and soon gave birth to two boys
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Iraqi forces eye tougher fight in Mosul's westWith the eastern half of Mosul declared largely liberated, Iraqi forces are now anticipating a much more difficult fight for the city's west
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Israeli leader to Iran: "We are your friend, not your enemy"Israel's leader has recorded a conciliatory message to the people of Iran, saying "we are your friend, not your enemy."
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A damaged vehicle is seen after  a car bomb attack in the Rukban camp for displaced Syrians,  inside Syrian territory, on the border with Jordan, killing some, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Badr Abu Sultan, a resident of the Rukban camp, says a suspected car bomb in a local market caused the powerful explosion Saturday. (Courtesy of The Tribal Council of Palmyra and Badia via AP)
Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 6Opposition groups say an explosion has rocked a camp for displaced Syrians on the border with Jordan, killing at least six
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Libyan Foreign Minister, Mohamed Taher Siala, attends a ministerial meeting of countries neighboring Libya which include Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Sudan, Niger and Chad, as well as United Nations envoy, Martin Kobler, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, top left, said "Egypt is committed to upholding Libya's sovereignty, supporting its legitimate institutions and rejecting foreign interference in the crisis". MENA reported. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Libya's neighbors demand national dialogue to end crisisRepresentatives of Libya's neighbors are warning rival factions in the North African nation against seeking to settle their differences through military force
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Rescue teams pull 2 bodies from Iran building rubbleIran's state TV is reporting that rescuers have found the bodies of two firefighters in the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran after a blaze, leaving up to 30 dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
This satellite image released by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 as captured by DigitalGlobe shows UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmyra, Syria with red box denoting area of new damages on Jan. 10, 2017 . Islamic State group militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said Friday. (ASOR/ DigitalGlobe via AP)
IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in PalmyraIslamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the latest attack by the extremist group on world heritage
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iranian firefighters remove debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire and collapsed on Thursday, in central Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins Friday, a day after a historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Many still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapseSearch goes on for firefighters, other victims in deadly Tehran building collapse
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pro-government supporters hold up the national Syrian flag and pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad at a gathering at Saadallah al-Jabiri Square in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Shells slammed into the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday as thousands of government supporters gathered in the main square to celebrate last month's capture of the whole city by the army leading to a disperse by the gathering. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talksSyrian rebels sending representatives next week to capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives
The Associated Press2 days ago
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