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Police question Israeli leader over corruption accusationsPolice question Israeli prime minister as part of investigation into corruption allegations
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Syria: IS militants defeated in final strongholdSyrian state media says pro-government forces have defeated the Islamic State group in its last stronghold in the country, at a town on the border with Iraq called Boukamal
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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, center, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, left, meet at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The foreign ministers of four Arab nations are meeting in Cairo to discuss a draft Saudi declaration on countering Iranian influence in Arab affairs. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Saudis, allies discuss Iran ahead of Arab League meetingThe foreign ministers of four Arab nations are meeting in Cairo to discuss a draft Saudi declaration on countering Iranian influence in Arab affairs
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2013 file photo, Australian musician and screenwriter Nick Cave poses during a photo call promoting his new album 'Push the Sky Away' in Mexico City, Mexico. Cave said he is performing in Tel Aviv to take a stand against an international movement advocating for boycotts against Israel. Cave told reporters Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, he came under pressure to cancel his shows by the BDS movement, which calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
Nick Cave plays Israel to 'take stand' against boycottersNick Cave, the dark poet of rock, says he is playing in Israel to take a stand against those
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15 dead, 5 hurt in a stampede for food aid in MoroccoMoroccan state TV channel 2M reports at least 15 people have died and 5 others have been injured in a stampede for food aid in a southern village
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In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Israeli Holocaust survivor Eliahu Pietruszka, center right, walks with Alexandre Pietruszka and family in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba. Pietruszka who fled Poland at the beginning of World War II and thought his entire family had perished learned that a younger brother had also survived, and his son, 66-year-old Alexandre, flew from Russia to see him. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew102-year-old Holocaust survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew it was seems likely to be among last meeting of its kind
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Israel PM says security must come first in any peace planPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has made clear to the U.S. that Israel's security concerns must come first as the White House tries to restart a peace process with the Palestinians
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, greets Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia and may be back in Beirut next week, seeking to dispel fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Lebanon's PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within daysLebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will return home in the coming days and declare a political stance for the first time since making a resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a political crisis in Lebanon
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In this photo made from video, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, fourth from left, arrives in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Hariri arrived in France from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities. (AP Photo)
The Latest: France sees 'negative' foreign sways in LebanonThe French presidency says it is essential to protect Lebanon from "negative" foreign influences because the country needs a "strong state."
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protestA rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered that a prominent activist remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government's transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
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Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute 'life or death'Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects
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Israel fires 'warning shot' after Syrian border constructionThe Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military conducted prohibited construction along their border
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Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for 3 days under PA controlGaza's border crossing into Egypt is running under the Palestinian Authority's control for the first time in a decade
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Saudis summon ambassador from Germany over Lebanon commentsSaudi Arabia's state news agency reports that the kingdom has summoned its ambassador to Germany for consultations following statements made by Germany's foreign minister in support of Lebanon
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Palestinians reject 'extortion' in face of US moveThe Palestinian foreign minister says the Palestinians will not give in to "extortion" after a U.S. threat to close their diplomatic mission in Washington
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