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Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory si…

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Israeli army says it has carried out an airstrike in Gaza targeting a Hamas site

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli army says it has carried out an airstrike in Gaza targeting a Hamas site.

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Iraq clashes with IS delay evacuation of Yazidis

Iraq clashes with IS delay evacuation of Yazidis

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying…

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9 migrants drown off Morocco coast

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say that nine migrants, including three infants, drowned off the coast near Tangiers.

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Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown ba…

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Bombings kill 11 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say bombings have killed 11 people in the capital Baghdad.

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Essebsi narrow favorite to win Tunisian presidency

Essebsi narrow favorite to win Tunisian presidency

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a preside…

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In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing the…

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Iraqi Kurdish troops battling IS open key corridor in Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish troops battling IS open key corridor in Iraq

KOBAN, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants managed on Thursday to open up a key corridor so that thousands of pe…

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Abu Dhabi's Etihad gets A380, complete with suite

Abu Dhabi's Etihad gets A380, complete with suite

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's national carrier, Etihad, showcased on Thursday the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfi…

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Video claims responsibility for Tunisia killings

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A new video has surfaced with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility for the 2013 assassinations of two Tunisia…

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Palestinian leader supports more talks on UN bid

Palestinian leader supports more talks on UN bid

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he supports further negotiations on a proposed U.N. Security Council reso…

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Yemen's parliament approves new Cabinet

Yemen's parliament approves new Cabinet

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's parliament on Thursday approved a new government despite months of violence and political wrangling that has shake…

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Saudi says oil decisions not linked to politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief said in comments published Thursday that there are no links between the kingdom's decisio…

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Gulf stocks gain with Dubai closing 13 percent up

Gulf stocks gain with Dubai closing 13 percent up

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf equity markets made massive gains Thursday with Dubai's main stock market rising 13 percent, just two …

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Egypt sends 41 Islamists to prison for rioting

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — A criminal court in southern Egypt has convicted 41 Islamists on charges of rioting in August last year, and sentenced th…

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Iraq PM drops lawsuits against journalists

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of all government lawsuits against journalists and medi…

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Shareholders back DP World's London delisting

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, says its shareholders have approved delisting from the…

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Iran to hold military drill near strategic passage

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says the military will hold a massive drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Per…

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Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation

Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday, while the Palestinians at the United Nations se…

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