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Residents sit next to a destroyed house where several people were killed after it was destroyed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civiliansAmnesty International says a recent spike in civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent deaths among non-combatants as its forces battle the Islamic State militant group
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman, front descending from aircraft, arrives in Amman Jordan, Monday, March 27, 2017. Salman is in Jordan to attend the annual Arab Summit, to be held on Wednesday. Issues on the summit agenda include conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen. Saudi Arabia is an important financial backer of Jordan. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)
Jordan FM: Arab world 'realizes urgency' of tackling crisesJordan's foreign minister says Arab leaders "realize the urgency" of tackling festering regional crises, from war to high unemployment
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This still image taken from drone footage posted online Monday, March. 27, 2017 by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, shows the Tabqa Dam, in Raqqa, Syria. U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria said Monday paused military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability. (Aamaq News Agency via AP)
US-backed fighters pause military action near Syria damU.S.-backed forces in northern Syria say they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability
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FILE -- In this March 7, 2016 file photo, Sudan's President Omar al Bashir walks to the stage at the extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Sudan's official news agency said Monday, March 27, 2017, that al-Bashir will attend the Arab Summit in Jordan this week, despite a long-standing warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide. The international group Human Rights Watch has urged Jordan to deny entry to al-Bashir or arrest him, citing the kingdom's obligations as an ICC member. Jordan says that as an Arab League member, Sudan has the right to attend the meeting of Arab leaders. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
The Latest: Arab ministers adopt resolution on JerusalemJordan's foreign minister says Arab foreign ministers unanimously endorsed more than a dozen policy resolutions, including one rejecting unilateral steps that "jeopardize the historic and legal status" of Jerusalem
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Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPOSaudi Arabia has reduced the tax rate for Saudi Aramco as plans move forward to publicly list shares of the state-owned oil giant
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Suspected al-Qaida bomber kills 5 soldiers in Yemen's southYemeni security officials say a suicide bomber likely from al-Qaida has attacked a government building in the southern Lahj province, killing five soldiers and wounding ten, including civilians
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Father of slain Hamas militant says Israel warned his sonThe father of a slain Hamas militant says Israeli officers raided his West Bank house three times in 2014 and 2015 to press his son to stop planning deadly attacks from Gaza
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Bahrain alleges Iran-backed group planned assassinationsBahrain alleges 14-member group backed by Iran planned assassinations in the island kingdom; Tehran denies allegations
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More Iranians seeking to run in municipal elections in MayIran's state TV says higher number of Iranians seeking to run in municipal elections next month
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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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