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UN defends refugee vetting as Trump mulls revised entry banAs Trump mulls revised entry ban, UN agency says its refugee resettlement among 'most scrutinized' ways of entering US
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Sam Taghizadeh, right, speaks in Portland, Ore., Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, as Laurie Armsby, associate professor of pediatrics and interim head of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, listens, during a news conference to update the condition of Taghizadeh's Iranian niece, Fatemeh Reshad. The 4-month-old infant was flown to Portland for life-saving heart surgery after she was temporarily banned from coming into the U.S. by President Donald Trump's immigration order. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Trump doing wellDoctors in Portland, Oregon, say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition is "out of the woods" and is making good progress after her life-saving surgery
The Associated Press6 hours ago
IS militants in north Sinai showing their strengthEgyptian security officials and a tribal leader say that Islamic State militants in the volatile northern Sinai region have abducted four civilians accused of cooperating with the military and killed at least two of them
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Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee, HNC, leader Nasr al-Hariri speaks during a press conference, after a round of negotiation between the HNC and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
Warplanes pound northwest Syria as Geneva meetings continueAirstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province kill at least 11 people, opposition activists say, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva between the government and the opposition
The Associated Press9 hours ago
The Latest: Head of al-Qaida affiliate derides Syria talksThe Latest: The leader of an al-Qaida Syrian affiliate is deriding exiled Syrian politicians and rebels for taking part in talks mediated by the United Nations with the aim of ending the Syrian conflict
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Israel to probe German submarine purchaseIsrael's Attorney General has ordered an investigation into the purchase of German submarines months after it emerged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attorney represented the German firm involved in the $1.5 billion deal
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Egypt's parliament expels lawmaker who had criticized itEgypt's parliament has expelled a lawmaker who spoke out against alleged corruption and criticized the body for its handling of human rights issues
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Israeli police investigate after Palestinian shot mistakenlyIsraeli police say an investigation is underway after forces at a West Bank checkpoint shot and wounded a woman thinking she planning an attack but later found unarmed
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Iraqi forces advance during fighting against Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 27. 2017. A senior Iraqi police commander said Monday that troops have taken control of the western side of a key bridge in Mosul amid intense clashes with the Islamic State group. The commander of the Federal Police Rapid Response Force, said his forces pushed into Mosul's western Gawsaq neighborhood Monday, reaching the foot of what's known locally as the 4th Bridge. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach Mosul bridgeIraqi forces reached one of Mosul's five destroyed bridges as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq's second largest city, driving Islamic State militants back with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes
The Associated Press14 hours ago
US general discusses military aid on Lebanon visitThe commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East has met with top officials in Lebanon to discuss American military aid and other efforts to contain the fallout from the civil war in neighboring Syria
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Israeli airstrikes wound 4 in Gaza after rocket attackOfficials say Israeli airstrikes have struck militant sites in the Gaza Strip, wounding at least four people, after a rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel, landing in an empty field
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Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solutionPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Christian women who fled el-Arish in Sinai, due to fighting, rest at a youth guest house, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians flee volatile part of Sinai Peninsula after surge in militant killings of Copts
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Bomb targets bus in Bahrain, wounding 5 police officersBahrain says 5 police officers wounded in bomb attack that targeted a bus
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Egyptian Christian Ezzat Yaacoub Ishak, who fled el-Arish in North Sinai with his family two days ago due to fighting, stands in his newly rented apartment, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority
The Associated Press1 day ago
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