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Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusin…

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Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and w…

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Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning lar…

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Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied…

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With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes

With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing…

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Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress an…

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American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni off…

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Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of…

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Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically mot…

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Egypt court sentences 78 minors over protests

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judicial official says a court has sentenced 78 minors to up to five years in prison over their participation in Isla…

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AP Interview: Jordan prince calls for tolerance

AP Interview: Jordan prince calls for tolerance

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Moderate Muslims must take a stand against religious extremists who violate the core values of Islam, a brother of Jordan…

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Algeria: Army killed one of Frenchman's kidnappers

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's justice minister says the army killed one of the militants responsible for the beheading of a French hiker i…

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2 bombings kill 10 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say two bombings at a market and a commercial street have killed 10 people in Baghdad.

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Activists raise Raqqa strikes' death toll to 95

Activists raise Raqqa strikes' death toll to 95

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has r…

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Egypt opens crossing to Gaza for 1st time in month

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities temporarily re-opened a border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to allow Palestinians str…

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UN concerned over escalation of violence in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. Secretary General has expressed deep concern about the recent escalation of violence in Libya, including recent airstrik…

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Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this…

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Correction: Iraq-Bombing Baghdad story

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about security in Baghdad, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Iraq's Interior Ministry sp…

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IMF says Egypt's economy starting to recover

CAIRO (AP) — An International Monetary Fund official says that Egypt's economy has begun to recover after four years of slow activity.

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Iran parliament approve science minister nominee

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament on Wednesday approved President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for ministry of science, ending a long stand-of…

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