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The Latest: Iran FM says US sanctions 'economic terrorism'Iran's foreign minister is telling a United Nations gathering that U.S. sanctions against his country amount to what he calls "economic terrorism."
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Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo signs a power sharing document with Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Hjaj)
Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing documentSudan's protesters and the ruling military council have signed the first of two documents outlining a power-sharing deal, but they remain divided on a number of key issues
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Security forces gather at the scene of a shooting outside a restaurant in Irbil, Iraq, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Turkey's state-run news agency says a Turkish diplomat working at Ankara's consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil was killed during a shooting attack inside the restaurant there. (AP Photo)
Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomatTurkish and Kurdish officials say unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, killing at least one Turkish diplomat
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Discarded windows give view of Jerusalem's diversityA project in downtown Jerusalem is using a tower of discarded windows from around the city to give a view of its diverse cultural past and present and bring life to a neglected area
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Militants behead 4 people in Egypt's SinaiEgyptian security officials say militants have beheaded four people in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula
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Israeli education minister apologizes for remarks on gaysIsrael's education minister has apologized for controversial remarks about homosexual "conversion therapy" and intermarriage among Diaspora Jews that drew widespread criticism in Israel and the U.S.
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Alhakim at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Baghdad, Iraq. Zarif for the first time suggested his country's ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the U.S. - if America stops selling arms to its Gulf allies in the Mideast, Monday night, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
Iran's top diplomat walks back from remark on missile talksIran's top diplomat backtracks more after his comments about country's missiles possibly being up for negotiations
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. As Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country’s greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Netanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving leaderNetanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving prime minister ever, passing founding father David Ben-Gurion.
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Egypt releases transgender woman after 4 months in jailAn Egyptian rights group says authorities have released a transgender woman held for more than four months in connection to a call for protests
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Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemeni rebelsThe Saudi military says it has intercepted a drone launched at the kingdom's southern border by Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen
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Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlockSudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of clerics, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Khamenei said Tuesday his country will retaliate over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2.1 million barrels of light crude oil. The vessel was seized with the help of British Royal Marines earlier this month off Gibraltar. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of HormuzAn oil tanker from the UAE traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Alhakim at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Baghdad, Iraq. Zarif for the first time suggested his country's ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the U.S. - if America stops selling arms to its Gulf allies in the Mideast, Monday night, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harborAn Iranian news agency quotes a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Iran helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concern that Tehran seized one there
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Prosecutor: Israeli woman oversaw $145M investor fraud plotA federal prosecutor says emails, recorded telephone calls and videotaped evidence will show that an Israeli woman oversaw a global scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors out of tens of millions of dollars
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Saudi forces intercept Yemeni rebel drones targeting citiesA Yemeni human rights group says civilians are paying the human cost of the country's five-year war
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