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The Latest: OPCW team visits Douma to probe chemical attackThe global chemical weapons watchdog says a team of inspectors has visited the Syrian town of Douma to collect samples for an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack there two weeks ago
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Israeli soldiers are seen during protests along Israel Gaza border, Friday, April 20, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'The Hamas militant wing is suggesting that a Palestinian engineer and lecturer shot dead in Malaysia was one of its commanders
The Associated Press19 hours ago
The Latest: Minister says Malaysia probing Palestinian deathMalaysia's deputy prime minister says the government is looking into the possibility of the involvement of "foreign agents" in the killing of Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Israeli soldiers are seen during protests along Israel Gaza border, Friday, April 20, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 PalestiniansIsraeli army fire kills 4 Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, health officials say, as thousands join fourth weekly protests on Gaza border
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Palestinian woman hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 20, 2018. Since weekly mass marches began in late March, 28 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli army fire from across the border fence.(AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
The Latest: Palestinians will seek UN probe of Gaza violenceThe Palestinians say they will be asking the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military's killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza
The Associated Press1 day ago
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Russian soldiers and Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation of rebel fighters from the Army of Islam and their families from the town of Dumayr, northeast of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Syrian state media said Thursday that hundreds of rebel fighters in Dumayr, have handed in their weapons and started to leave the area under an evacuation deal moving them to opposition-held areas in the north, effectively surrendering their turf to government forces. (SANA via AP)
The Latest: France demands access for chemical inspectorsFrance is suggesting that Syria and Russia may be covering up evidence of a chemical weapons attack, and is demanding that international inspectors gain access to the Syrian town where it alleged happened
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released on Thursday April 19, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows deputy Syrian foreign minister Ayman Soussan, right, handle to an official at the Romanian embassy, left, the Legion of Honor medal that was awarded in 2001 by former French president Jacques Chirac to the Syrian president Bashar Assad, in Damascus, Syria. The French press reported earlier this week the Elysee Palace was starting proceedings to revoke the award after the French government accused the Syrian government of being behind a chemical weapons attack inside Syria. (Syrian Presidency Facebook page via AP)
Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capitalSyrian state media says Islamic State militants have agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this September 10, 2014 file photo, displaced Syrians who fled their home in their country stand near tents that were burned by gunmen at a Syrian refugee camp in the village of Brital in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. A leading international rights group says Syrian refugees are increasingly being evicted from towns in Lebanon without any legal basis. Human Rights Watch says local officials have been sending the Syrians eviction notices and using the police to intimidate them into leaving to other towns.(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
Rights group: Lebanon evicting Syrian refugees from townsHuman rights group says Lebanese local officials throwing Syrian refugees out of their towns, sending eviction notices
The Associated Press1 day ago
Correction: Israel at 70 storyCorrection: Israel at 70 story
The Associated Press1 day ago
Saudi ministry: Gunmen attack, kill 4 policemen in the southSaudi Arabia says 4 policemen killed after gunmen attacked security checkpoint in southwestern province of Asir
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gaza health officials: 25-year-old Palestinian has died after being critically wounded by Israeli fire near Gaza borderGaza health officials: 25-year-old Palestinian has died after being critically wounded by Israeli fire near Gaza border
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudanese president fires foreign minister after pay remarkSudanese news agency: President al-Bashir fires foreign minister after criticism, comment over halt in salaries
The Associated Press2 days ago
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