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In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, photo, a prisoner's drawing of the Islamic State militant flag remains on the wall of a makeshift IS prison in the basement off the main stadium in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
From IS camp, Syrian family returns home to a hostile cityKurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria are allowing hundreds of Syrian families linked to the Islamic State group to return home to the city of Raqqa
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Israeli president begins talks to form new governmentIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin is starting his two-day consultations will all elected parties before deciding upon the prime minister-designate
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Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deathsSudan's newly appointed prime minister has established an independent committee to investigate the deadly crackdown on the protesters earlier in June
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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a military parade marking 39th anniversary of outset of Iran-Iraq war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
Iran vows to lead Gulf security, as US sends more troopsIran's president says his country should lead Gulf security, as US sends more troops
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During a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a security guarder stands alert in front of Aramco's oil processing facility after the recent Sept. 14 attack on Aramco's oil processing facility in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Saudi Arabia allowed journalists access Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone attack on a facility at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry, an assault that disrupted global energy supplies and further raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Iran's Guard says ready for 'any scenario' amid US standoffIran's powerful Revolutionary Guard says it is ready for combat and 'any scenario' as tensions with US soar
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Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step downRare anti-government protests break out in several Egyptian cities calling on the president to step down, but are quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas; dozens arrested
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IS claims Iraq minibus bombing that killed 12The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a minibus bombing in Iraq a day earlier, which killed 12 people outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala
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UN welcomes Houthi move to halt attacks on Saudi ArabiaThe UN envoy for Yemen says the Houthi rebels' initiative to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia 'could send a powerful message of the will to end the war' in Yemen
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Syria says it captured drone near Israeli-occupied GolanSyrian state news agency says authorities have controlled and dismantled a drone rigged with cluster bombs on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Yemen rebels say they're halting attacks on Saudi ArabiaYemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they claimed responsibility for a strike that crippled a key oil facility in the kingdom
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FILE - In this April 26, 2011 file photo, Egyptian Internet Activist Wael Ghonim attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York.   Ghonim said late Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 in a video on his twitter account that authorities raided his parents' house in Cairo and arrested his brother Hazem, whom he described as "a political person" and confiscated his parents' passports. Ghonim alleges that the Egyptian embassy in the U.S. threatened him the previous day "something will happen" if he didn't stop criticizing Egypt's government on social media.  (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence meU.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo
The Associated Press1 day ago
Minibus bombing outside Iraq's Karbala kills 12, injures 5Iraqi security officials say an explosion in a minibus outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala has killed 12 people, one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the Islamic State group was declared defeated inside Iraq in 2017
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraqi officials: 12 dead in minibus blast near Shiite holy city of Karbala, one of the biggest attacks since IS defeatIraqi officials: 12 dead in minibus blast near Shiite holy city of Karbala, one of the biggest attacks since IS defeat
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo opportunity during a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a man stands in front of the Khurais oil field in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, after it was hit during Sept. 14 attack. Saudi officials brought journalists Friday to see the damage done in an attack the U.S. alleges Iran carried out. Iran denies that. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed the assault. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: Yemen rebels halting attacks on Saudi ArabiaYemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and are waiting for a "positive response."
The Associated Press1 day ago
During a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a hole in a part of a separator is seen on the ground as worker fix the damage in Aramco's oil separator at processing facility after the recent Sept. 14 attack in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Saudi Arabia allowed journalists access Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone attack on a facility at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry, an assault that disrupted global energy supplies and further raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facilitySaudi Arabia has taken journalists to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets this week
The Associated Press1 day ago
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