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Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk, evacuates residents
US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from ISU.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces say they captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago
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The Latest: US claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of burstingU.S.-led coalition forces say the Tabqa Dam in northern Syria is structurally sound
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File -- In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, workers carry material at a construction site in the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim. Yaakov Katz, a prominent West Bank settler, said Sunday, March 26, 2017, that the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people. Katz says the rapid growth means the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians is now impossible. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solutionA prominent West Bank settler says the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people
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Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prisonAn Egyptian court has sentenced 56 defendants in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people
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OPEC, non-cartel nations may extend oil cut another 6 monthsOPEC members and non-cartel nations are leaving open the possibility of a six-month extension on a deal to reduce oil production, according to a statement Sunday by a committee of ministers from OPEC and other oil-producing nations
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With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensusWith an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common ground as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region
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Why the London attacker's links to Saudi Arabia might matterThe British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week made had three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime
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Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctionsIran has sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies that support Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state
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Yemenis protest on 2nd anniversary of Saudi interventionTens of thousands of protesters take to the streets in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on the second anniversary of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen
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FILE -- In this Dec. 18, 2007, file photo, Christine Levinson, left, the wife of a missing American former FBI agent, her son, Daniel, and her sister Susan exit Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport upon their arrival in Iran. The family of Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment, filed a lawsuit Tuesday, March 21, 2017, against Iran. The lawsuit in U.S. federal court describes in detail offers by Iran to “arrange” for his release in exchange for a series of concessions, including for the return of a Revolutionary Guard general who defected to the West.. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against IranThe family of former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic
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Qatar Foundation looks at job cuts amid low oil, gas pricesThe Qatar Foundation says it is looking at possible job cuts, the latest Qatari organization to acknowledge being hurt amid low global oil and gas prices
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Youth employment seen as key challenge ahead of Arab summitThe Arab League chief says 29 percent youth unemployment is one of the Arab world's biggest challenges
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Hamas closes Gaza crossing with Israel after shadowy killingHamas authorities have shut down the Gaza border with Israel following the mysterious killing of a senior militant
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Moroccan premier forms government, ending 5-month crisisMorocco's new Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani has succeeded in building a governing coalition, ending a five-month political deadlock after just eight days in office
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Relatives and friends dig the graves of two civilians killed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on MosulAmerican officials say an airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military
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