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Russia- and Turkey-backed talks between Syrian rebel factions and government representatives open in KazakhstanRussia- and Turkey-backed talks between Syrian rebel factions and government representatives open in Kazakhstan
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Kuwait state oil company says onshore oil leak containedKuwait's national oil company says it has contained an oil leak at one of its southwestern oil fields
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Trump staff, properties face terror risk with presidencySecurity experts warn businesses around the world bearing Trump's name face increased risk now he in the White House
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Search teams find 4 more bodies in Tehran building collapseIran news agency: Search teams find 4 more bodies of victims from last week's deadly Tehran building collapse
The Associated Press2 hours ago
President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, right, arrives for a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit USIsrael's prime minister has accepted an invitation to the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" for the region with President Donald Trump
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A worker stands in a construction site in the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The municipality of Jerusalem has granted final approval for the construction of hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while a hard-line Cabinet minister pushed the government to annex Maaleh Adumim, a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the presidency of Donald Trump. The building plans were put on hold in the final months of President Barack Obama's administration. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The Latest: Israeli leader gets White House invitationIsrael's prime minister says he has held a "warm conversation" with President Donald Trump and has been invited to the White House in February
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 1996, file photo, Terry Anderson carries his daughter Sulome, 11, as they leave Beirut airport. The former Associated Press chief Middle East correspondent, was making his first trip back to Lebanon since his release in December 1991. Sulome Anderson, now a journalist herself, said that after a quarter century, she's found the love she always wanted from her father. (AP Photo/Saleh Rifai, File)
Ex-hostage's daughter finds dad's love by meeting his captorThe daughter of the longest-held American hostage in Lebanon says a multi-year retracing of her father's harrowing ordeal repaired their tattered relationship
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Iran sentences British woman to 5 years on security chargesIran has sentenced a British-Iranian woman accused of trying to overthrow the cleric-run government to five years in prison
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE -- In this file photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior on Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016, personal belongings of slain Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni, including his passport, are displayed. Egypt has agreed to Italy's request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago. A statement Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017,  by Egypt's chief prosecutor said the Italian experts would be accompanied by others from a "specialized" German company. It says, together, the experts will analyze the material in the hope of finding who is behind the disappearance of Giulio Regeni. (Egyptian Interior Ministry via AP, File)
Italian experts to travel to Egypt to probe student's deathEgypt has agreed to Italy's request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Debris and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit an army base, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in YemenYemeni security and tribal officials say suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in the country's southwestern Bayda province, the first such killings reported since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Dubai has new rules after high-rise fires, but few detailsDubai has new fire safety regulations following a series of skyscraper fires in recent years, but has offered few details about them
The Associated Press19 hours ago
People walk past damaged buildings in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Thousands of people have returned to their homes in east Aleppo that was held by rebels for more than four years until government forces took full control of it last month. East Aleppo has suffered wide destruction because of airstrikes and shelling. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns homeThe Khatib family has returned to their apartment in the eastern Aleppo neighborhood of Ansari five months after they were forced to leave under intense bombardment
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 terrorist suspects blow themselves up in Saudi police raidSaudi authorities say two men suspected of plotting terrorist attacks killed themselves using explosive belts during a police raid in the west of the kingdom
The Associated Press1 day ago
An unregistered girl stands with their Family outside the Free Legal Support Program office in the shelter in Jibreen, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Syrian rebels stormed and controlled wide parts of east Aleppo in July 2012 and since then most residents in areas held by insurgents were not able to register themselves because the state had no presence. Those who registered themselves at courthouses run by rebels had documents that are not recognized by the Syrian government does not recognize. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Aleppo displaced finally getting official paperworkFatima Museitif got married three years ago and soon gave birth to two boys
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraqi forces eye tougher fight in Mosul's westWith the eastern half of Mosul declared largely liberated, Iraqi forces are now anticipating a much more difficult fight for the city's west
The Associated Press1 day ago
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