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Egypt raises $8.5B for Suez Canal expansion

CAIRO (AP) — The head of Egypt's Central Bank said on Monday that it has raised $8.5 billion for the construction of an expansion of the Suez …

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Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

CAIRO (AP) — Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes on Monday near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, leaving one dead and five wounded,…

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Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches …

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25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 25 people have been killed in the last 24 hours in clashes between Sunni tribesmen affiliated with Yemen's Muslim…

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Bombings kill 8 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed eight people in and around the capital.

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Dubai's Atlantis resort to get $1.4B expansion

Dubai's Atlantis resort to get $1.4B expansion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Developers said Monday they will build a $1.4 billion expanse of lavish suites and residences next to the f…

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Prominent Egyptian activist freed on bail

Prominent Egyptian activist freed on bail

CAIRO (AP) — Worn out but smiling, a prominent Egyptian activist facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest…

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Kurdish fighters advance against jihadis in Syria

Kurdish fighters advance against jihadis in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters captured more than a dozen villages from militants of the Islamic State group in heavy fighting across northeas…

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Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or mus…

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Dozens of migrants drown off Libyan coast

CAIRO (AP) — Two boats carrying dozens of migrants to Europe capsized near the Libyan capital on Monday, drowning at least 70 people, two coas…

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Israeli ex-Mossad chief Yitzhak Hofi dead at 87

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yitzhak Hofi, a former Israeli general and Mossad chief who played a key role in the country's daring 1976 commando rescue ra…

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Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal — destroyin…

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Egypt says will boost security at tourist sites

Egypt says will boost security at tourist sites

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt plans to increase the number of security cameras at hotels and popular tourist destinations as part of a series of new secu…

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Israel court: Olmert to remain free pending appeal

Israel court: Olmert to remain free pending appeal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Monday postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on…

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Iran's top leader discharged from hospital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery.

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Syrian opposition to reorganize forces

Syrian opposition to reorganize forces

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement was in the United Arab Emirates Sunday s…

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Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official said Sunday, after Qatar ordered the…

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Egypt arrests 157 migrants headed to Italy

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian coast guard arrested 157 migrants of different nationalities including Palestinians on Sunday who had been planning …

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Militants holding Lebanese soldiers release video

Militants holding Lebanese soldiers release video

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked militant group holding Lebanese soldiers and police released a video of the captive men on Sunday, as officia…

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Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families…

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