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FILE -  In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, residents carry the bodies of several people killed during fighting between Iraq security forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a U.S. airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. Iraqi officials have defended their conduct in the war against the Islamic State group, and their advice to civilians is to shelter in place as U.S.-backed forces seek to drive the extremists from their last urban stronghold in the country (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualtiesU.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledge, but they deny the rules for avoiding such incidents have been loosened despite a spike in civilian casualties
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Abbas expects Arab summit backing ahead of talks with TrumpThe Palestinian president says he expects this year's Arab summit to deliver a "clear message to the world" about Palestinian rights
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The Latest: Abbas awaiting US word on Israel settlementsPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he's waiting to hear from the U.S. on the extent to which Israel is willing to curb settlement construction
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FILE -  In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, residents carry the bodies of several people killed during fighting between Iraq security forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a U.S. airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. Iraqi officials have defended their conduct in the war against the Islamic State group, and their advice to civilians is to shelter in place as U.S.-backed forces seek to drive the extremists from their last urban stronghold in the country (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Unfriendly fire: US strikes that have killed civiliansA look at previous U.S. strikes that caused civilian casualties, after residents of Iraq's Mosul say an airstrike last week killed more than 100 civilians
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Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draftThousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are demonstrating in Israel over military service following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office
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This photo provided Tuesday, March 28, 2017, by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office shows mosque vandalism suspect Joseph Scott Giaquinto. Giaquinto was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a crime motivated by bias, on March 27  just hours after police released portions of surveillance video and asked for the public's help identifying the hoodie-wearing man seen picking up a stone and kicking a door. (Larimer County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Former Army medic arrested in vandalism at Colorado mosquePolice arrested a former Army medic after a vandal broke windows and left a Bible at a Colorado mosque _ an act that led to an outpouring of support for Muslims
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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 smoke rising near 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)
Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in SyriaA senior Russian general has accused the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of targeting Syria's infrastructure _ including a key dam _ in territory held by the Sunni extremist group
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Israel warns citizens against visiting Egypt's SinaiIsrael has issued a severe travel warning to its citizens advising against visiting Egypt's Sinai Peninsula
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UN chief: With US cuts looming, UN to rally other donorsUN chief says world body, facing possible US fund cuts, is trying to mobilize more support from Europe, Arab Gulf
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Qatar to invest 5 billion pounds in Britain over 3-5 yearsEnergy-rich Qatar says it plans to invest 5 billion pounds in British economy within next half decade
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Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3 billion in Jordan investmentsReport: Saudi Arabia, Jordan sign 15 economic deals, including for joint fund for $3 billion investment plans in Jordan
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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
The Associated Press1 day ago
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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