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The Latest: IS announces death of German-born memberIS announces death of Denis Cuspert, German-born rapper who went by the name Deso Dogg before joining the militant group in Syria
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Turkish military 'retaliates' against fire from Syrian KurdsTurkey's military says it has retaliated against fire into Turkey from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria
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Officials say UN migration agency employee abducted in YemenYemeni security officials say unidentified gunmen have abducted an employee at the U.N. migration agency in the capital, Sanaa
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Egypt presidential hopeful calls for neutrality in electionsEgypt's former military chief of staff, who announced he would run for president in March elections, has called on state institutions to maintain neutrality toward all candidates
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Egypt's el-Sissi says he will run for a second termEgyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has announced he will run for a second, four-year term in elections due in March
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A Syrian man uses his mobile phone to take a picture of his friends in front of a huge banner showing Syrian President Bashar Assad in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in SyriaAs Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says he will run for a second, four-year term in March electionEgyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says he will run for a second, four-year term in March election
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, FSA, fighters tour in the Syrian town of Azez near the border with Turkey, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday in Ankara that his country is determined to carry out a military offensive against an enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters there pose a "real" and ever increasing threat to Turkey. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
Turkey says no turning back from offensive in SyriaTurkey's defense minister says country determined to carry out a military offensive against enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters pose ever increasing threat to Turkey
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Palestinian demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes following a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners in Nabi Saleh near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
AP PHOTOS: Selections from the past week in the Middle EastAP PHOTOS: Selected pictures from this week in the Middle East, Afghanistan
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Israel to name Jordan envoy after settling spat: reportPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will soon decide on Israel's new ambassador to Jordan a day after the two countries agreed to put a monthslong diplomatic spat behind them
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Hezbollah denies US drug trafficking accusationsThe leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group has categorically dismissed allegations that it is involved in drug trafficking and money laundering
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Gaza family kills relative after Hamas says he aided IsraelA Palestinian family says it killed one of its members after Gaza's Hamas rulers said he aided Israel in killing three of the militant group's commanders
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Group urges Sudan to halt arresting reporters amid protestsThe Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Sudanese authorities "to cease harassing and arresting" journalists covering anti-inflation protests
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Report: Authorities amputate hand of convicted thief in IranSemi-official news agency reports that authorities in Iran have amputated the hand of a convicted thief in a prison in the country's northeast
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Jordan and Israel defuse crisis over embassy guard shootingJordan and Israel appear to defuse diplomatic crisis over fatal shooting of 2 Jordanians last summer
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