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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives with Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani for a media availability after a meeting, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate IranU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is taking the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left receives Jordan's King Abdullah II at his headquarters, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Jordan's king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
Jordan's king endorses Palestinian reconciliation dealJordan's king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Jerusalem to move ahead with dozens of new settler homesJerusalem municipality says it plans to move ahead with the construction of dozens of new settler homes in a predominantly Arab area of east Jerusalem
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Yemeni journalist denied entry to US to receive press awardThe New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says a Yemeni journalist has been denied a visa to the United States where she is set to receive a press award
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A major advance against the extremists in an area
US-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from ISUS-backed forces seize Syria's largest oil field from retreating Islamic State
The Associated Press12 hours ago
This July 30, 2017 photo, shows an oil field controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Rmeilan, Hassakeh province, northeast Syria. The SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, said Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 that they had captured the Al-Omar field, Syria’s largest oil field, from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists and for now keeping the area out of the hands of pro-government forces. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Latest: IS oil production is greatly reduced since 2014U.S.-led coalition in Syria says the Islamic State group's oil production has been reduced to less than $4 million per month
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this March 7, 2015 file photo, Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata presides over a court hearing at a courthouse near Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian criminal court ruling Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017,  by Shehata -- who is known for his severity -- has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen. The ruling can be appealed. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Egypt's el-Sissi vows to quash terrorism after police ambushEgypt's president has vowed to press ahead with the country's war against terrorism, secure its borders and hunt down militants, in his first remarks after a deadly assault on the country's police force
The Associated Press13 hours ago
US-allied forces capture Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State groupUS-allied forces capture Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State group
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A policeman prays during the funeral service of his colleague police captain Ahmed Fayez, who was killed in a gun battle in al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza province, about 135 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of Cairo, during his funeral at Al-Hosary mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. (AP Photo/Alaa Elkassas)
54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officialsEgyptian security officials say at least 54 policemen, including 20 officers, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, the Chief of Staff of Iran's armed forces, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, center left, shakes hands with his Syrian counterpart Gen. Ali Ayoub, center right, during a ceremony to sign a joint memorandum of understanding for developing cooperation and coordination between the two countries' armies in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. State news agency SANA said the memo provides for exchanging military expertise and intelligence and technology information in a way that can boost the two countries' capability for fight terrorism. (SANA via AP)
Syria troops capture central town recently taken by ISSyrian state media says government forces and their allies have regained control of a central town that the Islamic State group captured late last month
The Associated Press1 day ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is saluted as he arrives at King Salman Air Base, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against IranSecretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to seal a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egypt officials say at least 55 security troops killed in attack outside CairoEgypt officials say at least 55 security troops killed in attack outside Cairo
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Lebanon arrests 4 people over stolen Salvador Dali paintingLebanon arrests 4 people trying to sell stolen painting believed to be of famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, fighters from the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, hold a celebration in Paradise Square in Raqqa, Syria. The Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. (AP Photo/Gabriel Chaim)
Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victoryKurdish-led forces declare victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, setting up a climactic last stand for the group in nearby Deir el-Zour
The Associated Press2 days ago
This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, SyriaDrone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows entire neighborhoods turned to rubble, with little sign of civilian life
The Associated Press2 days ago
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