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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, walks alongside Israel President Reuven Rivlin during a formal reception ceremony at the President's residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with PalestiniansVice President Mike Pence is visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem, offering prayers at the holiest site where Jews can pray amid tensions with the Palestinians
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
A billboard supporting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the presidential election scheduled for March hangs in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.  El-Sissi is virtually guaranteed to win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent. Arabic reads, "So you can build it." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: Egypt presidential hopeful suspends campaignStatement by campaign of former Egyptian military chief of staff and presidential hopeful says it is suspending its activity
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
A Turkish push into Kurdish territory.
France, US urge Turkey to show restraint in north SyriaFrance's top diplomat and U.S. defense secretary urge Turkey to exercise restraint in war on a Syrian Kurdish militia as the Turkish military pressed its operations in north Syria for the fourth straight day
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
The Latest: Hamas leader says US prefers Israel over ArabsTop Islamic Hamas leader accuses US of preferring Israel over its interests with Arabs in Middle East.
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
A billboard supporting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the presidential election scheduled for March hangs in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.  El-Sissi is virtually guaranteed to win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent. Arabic reads, "So you can build it." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-generalEgypt's military arrests presidential hopeful and ex-military chief of staff, levels serious allegations against him
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
A Turkish push into Kurdish territory.
The Latest: Second Turkish soldier killed in Syria operationTurkey's top diplomat anounces second Turkish soldier killed in action in Turkey's military offensive on a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A top aide to presidential hopeful Sami Annan tells the AP the former chief of staff has been arrested by the military.A top aide to presidential hopeful Sami Annan tells the AP the former chief of staff has been arrested by the military.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Egypt's military to investigate presidential hopeful, retired Gen. Sami Annan, for allegedly breaching army regulationsEgypt's military to investigate presidential hopeful, retired Gen. Sami Annan, for allegedly breaching army regulations
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Monday Jan. 22, 2018, photo, two tents sit in piles of garbage covering the shore days after an extended storm battered the Mediterranean country at the Zouq Mosbeh costal town north of Beirut, Lebanon. Environmentalists say a winter storm has pushed a wave of trash onto  the Lebanese shore outside Beirut, stirring outrage over a waste management crisis that has choked the country since 2015. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Garbage on the beach: Flood of waste stirs uproar in LebanonWinter storm pushes trash onto Lebanese shore outside Beirut, stirring new outrage over years-old garbage crisis
The Associated Press6 hours ago
US Navy says it received Iran broadcast about naval exerciseUS Navy counters Iran claim of tense encounter, says it only received radio message from Iran vessels about drill
The Associated Press6 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019Vice President Mike Pence tells Israel's parliament US Embassy will moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2019
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Kurdish mourners carry the coffins of people who were killed by Turkish shelling and airstrikes, during their funeral procession, in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, Syria, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on the Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the offensive aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area, the militia and a war monitoring group said. (Sipam Jan/Rohani via AP)
Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in SyriaIntense fighting has flared as Turkish troops and their allies advance on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, in the third day of Ankara's offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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