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Al-Qaida in Yemen denies AP report on secret deals with UAEYemen's al-Qaida branch has denied an Associated Press report saying that it struck secret deals over territories it controls with the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in the country
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Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza borderGaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire at a protest along the border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire
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Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast SyriaSaudi Arabia says it's contributed $100 million to northeastern Syria for reconstruction in areas once held by IS
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'Most ancient' solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jarScientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found."
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Moroccan feminist activist arrested amid abortion campaignA prominent Moroccan feminist who campaigns for abortion access and LGBT rights has been arrested for alleged public drinking and disturbance of order
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A man walks out of a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Beset by a weak currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe in an attempt to shore up relations with major trading partners despite years of testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership. The overtures by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has harshly criticized Germany and other European nations in the past, are part of a diplomatic campaign to capitalize on international unease over U.S. President Donald Trump and American tariff disputes. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: Trump warns Turkey over detained pastorU.S. President Donald Trump is condemning the detention of an American pastor in Turkey and warned that "we are not going to take it sitting down."
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An official checks US dollar banknotes before changing them for Turkish lira currency inside a currency exchange office in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threatThe Turkish currency is down again, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country's currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions.
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People walk next to a sports car for sale in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrestFeud over detained American pastor in Turkey overshadows deeper problems in U.S.-Turkish relationship, as well as fate of other detainees
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Turkish media: higher court also rejects appeal for American pastor's releaseTurkish media: higher court also rejects appeal for American pastor's release
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Iraq says its warplanes hit IS targets in Syria, killing 28Iraq says its F-16s struck Islamic State targets inside Syria, killing at least 28 members of the militant group
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Israeli police again question PM on corruption allegationsIsraeli police again question PM Netanyahu as part of investigations into corruption allegations
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This photo provided by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows  President Bashar Assad, second left, and his wife Asma, center, listening to a Syrian artist during their visit to one of tunnels that were dug by rebels while they were under siege, in Jobar, near the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.  The tunnel visited by the Assads was decorated with sculpted reliefs showing soldiers fighting and overcoming their opponents. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increasedThe Russian military says the number of drone attacks on its main base in Syria has increased
The Associated Press1 day ago
People walk past an advertising billboard at an upscale neighbourhood in Istanbul, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.  Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,  had said that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods amid a diplomatic spat that has helped trigger a Turkish currency crisis. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
In US dispute, a few Turks destroy iPhones in online postsA small number of Turks are responding to their president's call to boycott American electronic goods by posting videos in which they smash iPhones with bats, hammers and other blunt instruments
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: War monitor says IS attack on Syria base kills 7A Syrian war monitoring group says at least 7 soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir el-Zour
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FILE - In this May 28, 2012 file photo, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab gestures as he leaves a police station in Manama, Bahrain.  A United Nations panel said Thursday Aug. 16, 2018, Bahrain should immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab. Rajab is serving a five-year prison sentence for tweets he sent in a case widely criticized internationally as the kingdom's government continues a crackdown on dissent. Images on the building at rear shows, clockwise from top, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
UN panel calls on Bahrain to release activist Nabeel RajabUN panel says Bahrain should immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab
The Associated Press1 day ago
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