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Egyptian Christian Ezzat Yaacoub Ishak, who fled el-Arish in North Sinai with his family two days ago due to fighting, stands in his newly rented apartment, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority
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Israeli hospitals demand funds to continue treating SyriansAn Israeli health official says Israel's hospitals will stop treating Syrian patients in non-emergency cases next week unless the Israeli government fully reimburses the hospitals for years of medical treatments to those wounded in the Syrian civil war
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UN suspends Gaza staffer amid allegations of Hamas tiesThe U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees has suspended a Palestinian employee following Israel allegations that he was elected to a leadership position with the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip
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The Latest: Representative calls for unity among oppositionA representative of the Moscow-backed Syria opposition says opposition groups need to form a single delegation if they are to enter talks with representatives of the Damascus government in Geneva
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Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of HormuzIran's navy has begun an annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump
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Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremonyThe father of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura waves as he arrives for Syria peace talks with Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee, HNC, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central citySyrian opposition activists say government warplanes have pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs killing at least three and wounding dozens
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Displaced civilians, who were injured by mortars fired by Islamic State militants as they fled their homes, wait to be taken to a hospital after receiving first aid in a field clinic, in western Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 26. 2017. Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held MosulAs Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul, the assault is bringing a surge of casualties _ at least 30 Iraqi security forces and more than 200 civilians killed or wounded in the last three days
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Saudi king visits Malaysia as he begins Asia tourSaudi King Salman has arrived in Malaysia to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia
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Israel to Amazon: Stop selling Holocaust-denying literatureIsrael's official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of 6 million Jews in World War II and otherwise promotes anti-Semitism
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Poll: Israelis believe Gaza policies hurting securityA new poll shows that 67 percent of Israelis believe that the government's policies in the Gaza Strip have worsened security over the past decade
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 25. 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in MosulA senior commander says Iraqi militarized police have captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 file photo, President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad listens during a news conference after addressing the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in New York. Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, discussing immigration, America's wars in the Middle East and other topics. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to TrumpIran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, discussing immigration, America's wars in the Middle East and other topics
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Egypt puts off higher entry visa charges until July 1Egypt's Tourism Ministry says plans to more than double charges for entry visas paid by foreign visitors arriving in the country have been put off until July 1
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The Latest: Syrian opposition hints govt behind Homs attackSyria's top opposition delegates in peace talks in Geneva said they condemn terrorism but are hinting that Saturday's attacks in Homs may have been done by the Syrian government itself
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