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Mideast expects big changes under TrumpDonald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could profoundly shake a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing once unimaginable new alliances
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Iran summons Danish envoy over embassy attackIran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Danish ambassador over an attack on its Copenhagen embassy
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Pro-government supporters hold up the national Syrian flag and pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad at a gathering at Saadallah al-Jabiri Square in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Shells slammed into the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday as thousands of government supporters gathered in the main square to celebrate last month's capture of the whole city by the army leading to a disperse by the gathering. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talksSyrian rebels are sending representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, center, visits the site where the Plasco building collapsed after engulfed by a fire, in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by fire collapsed on Thursday. The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the Iranian capital's sprawling bazaar. Firefighters, soldiers and other emergency responders dug through the rubble, looking for survivors. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-riseA historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Iraq's special forces troops stand guard in front of Nineveh Hotel on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Iraqi forces have taken control of Mosul's iconic Hotel Nineveh, a once-proud five-star hotel that was the last holdout of government troops when the city fell to the Islamic State group in 2014. (AP Photo/ Mstyslav Chernov)
Report: IS lost a quarter of its territory in 2016Researchers say the Islamic State group lost nearly a quarter of its territory last year, as an array of forces pressured it on multiple fronts in Syria and Iraq
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Invitations in hand, West Bank settlers head to inaugurationAfter 50 years of being ostracized by the international community, Israel's West Bank settlers say they will be welcomed as invited guests to the Trump inauguration.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Jordan boosts border forces amid IS threat from Iraq, SyriaA senior Jordanian military commander says the kingdom faces a growing threat to its border as Islamic State extremists in neighboring Iraq and Syria are being dislodged from their strongholds by military offensives
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pro-government supporters hold up a letter directed to Syrian President Bashar Assad, as gathering at the Saadallah al-Jabiri Square in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Shells slammed into the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday as thousands of government supporters gathered in the main square to celebrate last month's capture of the whole city by the army leading to a disperse by the gathering. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Shelling kills 2 in Aleppo as Assad supporters celebrateRebel shells slam into the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing two people as thousands of government supporters gathered in a main square nearby to celebrate last month's capture of the city's eastern neighborhoods
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Desalination plant brings relief to GazaInternational aid workers have opened a new desalination plant in the Gaza Strip, bringing some relief to a territory where 97 percent of the water is undrinkable
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Bahrain lifts ban preventing newspaper from posting onlineBahraini authorities have lifted a ban preventing independent newspaper Al-Wasat from publishing online
The Associated Press10 hours ago
From IS to government control, Syrians left with few choicesThousands of Syrian civilians flee from IS-held areas, many opting to go to government-controlled territory
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed when high-rise on fire collapsed in TehranIran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed when high-rise on fire collapsed in Tehran
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Iranian state television says high-rise building on fire in Tehran has collapsedIranian state television says high-rise building on fire in Tehran has collapsed
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Report: 2 men imprisoned over UAE beach bar attack plotUAE newspaper says an Emirati, Palestinian sentenced to prison for planning attack on beach bar
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Judge scolds government over Iraq detainee abuse picturesA federal judge in New York has scolded the government for being overprotective of potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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