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Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Only the Syrian state can protect groups in northern Syria and the army will "liberate every inch of Syria" from foreign troops, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday.


Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Sunday it will withhold over $138 million from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis.


Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyans on Sunday celebrated the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with a varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west.


Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' yearslong war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair Sunday, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3 billion in weapons deals.


UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths arrived on Sunday in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida, Yemeni security officials said.


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Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine.


US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday.


Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament speaker said Sunday that an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard was "planned and carried out from inside Pakistan," which he said should answer for it.


Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade rule.


Israel PM appoints interim foreign minister

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has appointed an interim foreign minister after holding the post himself for the last four years.


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Rights group: 14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — A rights group in Libya says an armed group has kidnapped 14 Tunisian workers near the capital, Tripoli.


Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that his government would allocate the necessary funds to complete a long-promised museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans.


US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The sound of mortar shelling and fighter jets whizzing by filled the air.


Hezbollah leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is blasting President Donald Trump ahead of his expected declaration of victory against the Islamic State group in Syria.


Hezbollah denies US charges it has cells in Venezuela

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has denied U.S. assertions that it has cells in Venezuela saying the Latin American nation "does not need them."


Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province.


Egypt says deadly extremist attack hits Sinai checkpoint

CAIRO (AP) — Extremists attacked an army checkpoint in the troubled northern Sinai peninsula on Saturday at dawn, causing 15 casualties among the armed forces including at least one officer shot dead, Egypt's military spokesman said.


Iran: Sabotage may be behind failed satellite launches

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason for Tehran's failed attempts to launch two satellites in recent months.


Lebanon's Cabinet wins vote of confidence in parliament

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's parliament gave the new government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri a vote of confidence after days of heated debates and harsh verbal exchanges.


Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — The offensive on the last enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said Friday.


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Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

Work-release inmates help rescue Florida baby locked in SUV
Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect
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Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

Fire in slum kills 9 in southeastern Bangladesh

Fire in slum kills 9 in southeastern Bangladesh

Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in southern Afghanistan
AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack

AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Mateusz Morawiecki, Benjamin Netanyahu

Austrian leader: Trump foreign policy successful in parts

Sebastian Kurz, Shinzo Abe

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Italian populists ask if minister deserves immunity

Italian populists ask if minister deserves immunity

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

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