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Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails

DUBLIN (AP) — An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails.


Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy video

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison.


Yemeni officials say police kill 3 militants in Aden

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security forces killed at least three suspected militants in a raid early Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, officials said.


Israeli Jewish radical sentenced to 4 years for church arson

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has sentenced a Jewish extremist to four years in prison for torching a famous Holy Land church in 2015.


The Latest: Islamic Jihad drops claim of Israeli airstrike

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fallout from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local):


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Syrian opposition says government obstructing peace talks

GENEVA (AP) — The Syrian opposition said Tuesday that the government delegation to the Geneva peace talks refuses to negotiate with them directly and insists on only discussing terrorism.


Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader Shteinman dies at 104

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the spiritual leader of Israel's non-Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent and one of the country's most influential and powerful rabbis, died on Tuesday. He was 104.


Poll: Over 90 percent of Palestinians oppose Trump move

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians overwhelmingly oppose President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and have little faith in the U.S. or their Arab allies, according to a poll released Tuesday.


Iran state TV: 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman.


Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leaders

JERUSALEM (AP) — With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply polarized nation. But a new survey released on Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become.


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Israel intercepts Gaza rocket, retaliates with tank fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it intercepted a rocket launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip late Monday, a few hours after Israel bombed Hamas military positions in retaliation for rocket fire earlier in the evening.


The Latest: Turkish leader notes shared views with Putin

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to Syria, Egypt and Turkey: (all times local):


The Latest: Putin criticizes US move on Jerusalem

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's Mideast tour (all times local):


Russian and Turkish presidents meet in Ankara

ISTANBUL (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet his Turkish counterpart, following visits to Syria and Egypt.


At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war.


Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against "terrorists" in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops.


Strong 6-magnitude quake rocks western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says a 6-magnitude earthquake has jolted a western region near the border with Iraq.


Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

CAIRO (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direct flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane.


A look at Egypt-Russia relations as Putin visits Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — Relations between Russia and Egypt have rapidly grown over the past three years, with Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi forging a multi-faceted relationship that features economic, military and political cooperation.


Egypt detains 8 anti-Trump protesters after Cairo rally

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has detained eight protesters and accused them of "association with a terrorist organization" after they took part in a small demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a rights lawyer said Monday.


Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

Jeff Sessions

Oklahoma judge dismisses review of domestic violence case
NTSB starts final probe of the El Faro's sinking

NTSB starts final probe of the El Faro's sinking

Prison reports suicide of man who killed mother, stepfather
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65

Ed Lee

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Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies

Charles Jenkins

World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decision

World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decision

Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctions

Don Pramudwinai

EU suspends aid to Cambodian election commission

Kem Sokha

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years

Austria: 1 dead, 21 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

Austria: 1 dead, 21 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

Most fake bomb calls that beset Russia coming from Syria
EU clears easyJet purchase of part of Germany's Air Berlin
German soldier charged in far-right plot against politicians
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