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A Syrian displaced boy who fled with his family the battle between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State militants from Raqqa city, carries his cat at a refugee camp, in Ain Issa town, northeast Syria, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The U.S. military is supporting local Syrian forces in a campaign to drive IS from Raqqa. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrifiedDisplaced residents of Raqqa still fear militants of the Islamic State group and their possible return
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Protesters defy ban in tense northern Moroccan townMoroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger
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Qatar suggests cyberattack emanated from a Gulf neighborQatari officials probing cyberattack behind crisis with Arab states say findings indicate hack came from the Gulf
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A girl wears a t-shirt with a photo of exiled former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan during a protest against metal detectors that Israel has installed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, in Gaza City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. A Gaza power-sharing deal between Dahlan and Hamas, two former arch foes, is slowly taking shape on the ground and could lead to big changes in the Hamas-ruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade. Arabic on the t-shirt reads, "Dahalan my father." (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in GazaA power-sharing deal negotiated by two former rivals is slowly taking shape in Gaza
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Palestinians carry a model of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound during a protest against the metal detectors placed at the entrance to mosque, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over a contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The Latest: Turkey urges Israel to remove shrine detectorsThe Latest: Turkey's president calls on Israel to remove metal detectors from gates of contested Jerusalem holy site
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Kuwait shuts Iran cultural mission, expels some diplomatsKuwait shuts Iranian cultural mission, reduces number of Iranian diplomats stationed in the country
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Ambush near Syrian capital kill 28 government troopsSyrian opposition activists say members of an insurgent group have ambushed a Syrian military force near the capital Damascus killing more than two dozen of them
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Parents of US reporter missing in Syria believe he is aliveParents of American journalist missing in Syria since 2012 say they believe he is still alive
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Watchdog renews calls for Lebanese probe in Syrian deathsWatchdog renews calls for investigation into deaths of Syrians in Lebanese army custody
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Palestinian Muslims pray outside the Lion's Gate following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets instead of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over the contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Israel and Palestinians dig in over Jerusalem site securityIsraelis and Palestinians dig in over new security measures at a contested Jerusalem shrine after a deadly attack there
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Saudi prince arrested after videos appear to show abuseA Saudi prince has been arrested after a video emerged online purporting to show him abusing someone and pointing a rifle at another
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Syrian Internal Security Forces receive weapons during their graduation ceremony, at Ain Issa desert base, in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S-training course that is preparing an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State militants.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Some 250 residents join US-trained security force for RaqqaSome 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course that is preparing an internal security force
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A look at why a Saudi woman's miniskirt sparked an outcryA look at why a viral video of a Saudi woman wearing a miniskirt sparked an outcry
The Associated Press11 hours ago
An Israeli soldier aims his weapon during clashes with Israeli troops at Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over the contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Israel signals metal detectors to stay at Jerusalem shrineIsraeli prime minister signals he's sticking to a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine, despite rising tensions and a Muslim call for mass protests
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Qatar official faults 'disorganized' conduct by Arab rivalsA government official in Qatar says Arab countries that have moved to isolate it have acted dangerously and in a "disorganized manner" after apparently changing their demands
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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