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A fire erupts as smoke billows from the site of a car bomb, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Baghdad. Iraqi police and hospital officials said a car bomb at a police station in central Baghdad killed four and wounded eight late Friday night. The attack comes as Iraqi forces struggle to push back Islamic State group militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the last pocket of major urban territory the group holds in Iraq. (AP Photo/Susannah George)
IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that kills 4The Islamic State group claims responsibility for a bombing in central Baghdad that targeted a police station in the city's center
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Iran: Tehran's mayor attacks Rouhani in pre-election debateTehran's mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf has accused President Hassan Rouhani's administration of dishonesty, mismanagement and supporting the rich at the expense of the poor masses
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In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 photo, former veteran U.N. official Rima Khalaf speaks in Amman, Jordan about her decision to resign as head of a U.N. regional agency, ESCWA, after refusing to withdraw an agency report that labeled Israel an apartheid state. Khalaf says the issue deserves serious study, while official Israel and its supporters label the apartheid charge as anti-Semitism and an attempt to single out Israel. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil) (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
'Apartheid' furor comes amid 50 years of Israeli occupationA former chief of a U.N. regional agency says in an interview she has no regrets about publishing a report that brands Israel's treatment of the Palestinians as apartheid
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Israeli forces take positions during clashes following a rally in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Beita, southeast of Nablus city, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisonersThe Palestinian Health Ministry says at least 3 protesters were wounded at West Bank demonstrations in support of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pope Francis arrives at Cairo's Al-Azhar, highest seat of world's Sunni Muslim learning, to meet Egypt's grand imamPope Francis arrives at Cairo's Al-Azhar, highest seat of world's Sunni Muslim learning, to meet Egypt's grand imam
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Pope Francis meets Egypt's president at the start of the Catholic pontiff's historic two-day visit to EgyptPope Francis meets Egypt's president at the start of the Catholic pontiff's historic two-day visit to Egypt
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AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?A look at Egypt's Coptic Christians as Roman Catholic Pope Francis meets his Coptic counterpart
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Seen as a setback to justice, Egypt ratifies judges' lawEgypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified much-contested legal amendments that effectively give him the ultimate power over courts, as he will be the one appointing heads of judicial bodies.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Pope Francis' plane touches down in Cairo for historic two-day visit to show a united Christian-Muslim frontPope Francis' plane touches down in Cairo for historic two-day visit to show a united Christian-Muslim front
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Israeli media: US businessman questioned in Netanyahu probeIsraeli media report police have questioned an American millionaire as part of a corruption probe involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Iran summons Pakistani envoy over attack on borders guardsIran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's foreign ministry has summoned the Pakistani envoy to protest an attack on Iranian guards near the border with Pakistan that left nine dead
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FILE -- In this Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his Jerusalem office. Fifty years after Israel conquered east Jerusalem, Barkat says the anniversary is a time to celebrate, despite the deep rifts and occasional bursts of violence that disrupt daily life in the volatile city. But like other prominent politicians of the hard-line Likud party, Barkat says Jerusalem must remain united under Israeli control, rejects Arab claims that they are second-class residents and insists the city's diverse array of residents are  “all my children." (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
Jerusalem mayor: City's diverse residents 'all my children'Jerusalem mayor says 50-year anniversary of Israel's conquest of city is time to celebrate, despite deep rifts
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Yemen's president fires minister, Aden governorYemen's president has fired a Cabinet minister and the governor of the southern port city of Aden, two figures known to be close to the United Arab Emirates, a key member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen since 2015
The Associated Press17 hours ago
This frame grab from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows flames rising after an explosion near an airport west of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Syria's state media reported Thursday that Israel has attacked a military installation near the Damascus International Airport. SANA says Israel fired several missiles from inside the occupied Golan Heights south of the capital at a military installation near the capital's main airport, triggering several explosions and causing damage. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy warApparent Israeli missile attack on Syrian military installation near Damascus airport shakes city, raises tensions
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gulf Arab royals meet in Saudi capital to unify Iran stanceRoyals from Gulf Arab countries have met in Saudi Arabia to discuss the region's security and try and formulate a unified voice on Shiite rival Iran
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