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Egyptian sentenced to death for killing Christian doctorEgypt has sentenced an alleged Islamic State supporter to death for stabbing and killing an 82-year-old Christian doctor in Cairo
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctionsIraq's president is visiting Iran less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal
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A man holds a poster showing images of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman and of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, describing the prince as "assassin" and Khashoggi as "martyr" in Turkish and Arabic during funeral prayers in absentia for Khashoggi who was killed last month in the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday called for an international investigation into the killing of the Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killingU.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israeli tank and soldiers take positions on the Israel Gaza border, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
The Latest: Hamas abides by cease-fire, restrains protestsGaza's Hamas rulers are sticking to cease-fire with Israel by keeping border protests widely restrained
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2004 file photo, fires flare off the gas from crude oil at Iraq's oldest oil processing plant in the northern Iraqi town of Baba Gurgur, outside of Kirkuk, Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed exports from its oil fields around Kirkuk, one year after the city was seized by federal forces from the autonomous Kurdish administration in the north of the country. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pauseIraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed oil exports from its fields around Kirkuk, a year after the city was seized by federal forces from the autonomous Kurdish administration in the north of the country
The Associated Press18 hours ago
An Israeli tank and soldiers take positions on the Israel Gaza border, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early electionNetanyahu's main coalition partner calls for early elections, seeks consultations on date as early as Sunday
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - This Thursday, June 28, 2018, file photo, Syrian refugees gather in their vehicles getting ready to cross into Syria from the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon. The Russian military said Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 that nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home from exile in recent months, including 6,000 in the last week alone. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned homeRussian military says nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their country in recent months
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Israeli PM Netanyahu's main coalition partner seeks elections 'as soon as possible,' wants date set on SundayIsraeli PM Netanyahu's main coalition partner seeks elections 'as soon as possible,' wants date set on Sunday
The Associated Press22 hours ago
With new Egypt capital being built, what becomes of Cairo?With new Egyptian capital being built, what will become of Cairo, city of 20 million that combines charm, squalor?
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 file photo, Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during an event organized to mark the 40th day of the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, background, in Istanbul, Turkey. Saud Al-Mojeb, Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor, is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Al-Mojeb told a press conference in Riyadh Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018,  that Khashoggi’s killers had been planning the operation since September 29, three days before he was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Neyran Elden, File)
The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slayThe Washington Post says neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States is doing enough to get to the bottom of what happened to columnist Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul. Al-Mojeb is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Al-Mojeb told a press conference in Riyadh Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018,  that Khashoggi’s killers had been planning the operation since September 29, three days before he was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. (DHA via AP, File )
Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killingSaudi Arabia's top prosecutor will seek the death penalty against five men suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the U.S. slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi officials in the toughest action it has taken against the kingdom since the slaying
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: Airstrikes on IS-held area in Syria kill at least 18Syria's state news agency and a war monitor say airstrikes on an area controlled by the Islamic State group have killed at least 18 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Nov. 3, 2014 photo, Jawad Nasrallah, the second eldest son of of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, adjusts his camera during a speech by his father, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Jawad designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader's sonThe son of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who is said to move around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli protesters hold flags during a demonstration against the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Israel's defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resumePalestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hold another protest on Friday _ in a key test of this week's cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militant groups
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli elections seem likely after Lieberman's resignationIsrael's defense minister resigns in one-sentence letter to Netanyahu, paving path toward early elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
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