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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)
The Latest: Airstrikes kill 19 in rebel-held Syrian provinceSyrian activists say airstrikes across the opposition-held Idlib province have killed at least 19 people, with some targeting ambulances and medical centers
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Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza: IsraelIsrael says it was informed that the Palestinian self-rule government in the West Bank will stop paying for electricity Israel sells to the Gaza Strip
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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)
Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near DamascusSyria's state news agency is blaming Israel for an early morning attack on a military installation near Damascus International Airport that shook the capital with the force of the blasts
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Solar panels power an Emirates National Oil Company gas station, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, April 27, 2017. The government-owned oil company said Wednesday the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai, on the city's main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare, is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 kilowatt hours. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in DubaiGovernment oil company in United Arab Emirates says it's opened first solar-powered gas station in Dubai
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, a truck drives near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico. A third of the U.S.-Mexico border is already studded with an assortment of fences. But closing off the rest will be no easy task. Much of the border through Texas is blocked by the Rio Grande or other natural barriers. Most all the Texas border land is private, and many landowners oppose the plan. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world's barriersAs President Donald Trump marks his first 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico
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In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo, Coptic Christian painter, Ayman William, paints King David, who is considered a prophet in Islam, at Mar Girgis Church, in the Zawiya al-Hamra neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt. The church, deep within the dusty alleyways of one of the many “informal” neighborhoods that have sprung up to accommodate the capital’s surging population, is building a new extension. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egyptian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacksOn a scaffold several stories high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt
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FILE -- In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Jean-Marc Ayrault says France now knows "from sure sources" that "the manufacturing process of the sarin that was sampled is typical of the method developed in Syrian laboratories." But Kremlin promptly denounced the French report. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)
France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attackFrance's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, mourners carry the coffins of more than 50 people killed in a recent car bomb attack that targeted government supporters being evacuated from a besieged area, during their funeral at the Sayida Zeinab suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Wednesday's procession took place in a Damascus suburb that is home to a major Shiite shrine and is a stronghold for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group fighting alongside the Syrian government. The April 15 attack killed nearly 130 people, including over 60 children. (SANA via AP)
The Latest: Explosion, fire reported near Damascus airportSyrian opposition activists and a monitor say a large explosion has rocked the Syrian capital, followed by a fire near Damascus airport
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UAE sentences Iranian to 10 years for aiding nuclear programA court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced an Iranian businessman to 10 years in prison after being convicted of trying to bring an electric motor and other devices there to further Iran's nuclear program
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Morocco's parliament approves new government after crisisMorocco's parliament has approved a new coalition government created to end months of political and economic deadlock
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Hard-line Iranian candidate says US should fear IranA hard-line candidate in Iran's upcoming presidential election says the United States should be made to fear Iran so that it will back off on sanctions and threats
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FILE - In this May 26, 2004 file photo, the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer, moves up the Hudson River in New York during Fleet Week. A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)
US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian GulfThe U.S. Navy says a guided-missile destroyer in the Persian Gulf fired a flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in a tense encounter
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FILE -- In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a Turkish Air Force warplane rises in the sky after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey. On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey. Although Turkey regularly carries out airstrikes against outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK targets in northern Iraq, this was the first time it has struck the Sinjar region. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
Tensions rise after Turkish attack on Syrian KurdsRussia has criticized Turkey's airstrikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, saying they hinder efforts to combat the Islamic State group
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Iran says 'terrorists' kill 10 border guards near PakistanIranian media says "terrorists" have killed 10 Iranian border guards on the frontier with Pakistan and wounded three others
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Hamas in Gaza says it won't be cowed by Abbas' threatsGaza's ruling Hamas movement says it will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, signaling escalating tensions between the militant group and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
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