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UN Syria envoy to try to move on constitution before leavingU.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura says he'll make a final effort to advance toward a new constitution for Syria before stepping down at the end of November
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu before their official talks in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018.   On Wednesday a pro-government Turkish newspaper published a report made from what they described as an audio recording of Saudi writer and journalist Jamal Khashoggi's alleged torture and slaying at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)
The Latest: US, Saudi officials meet after writer disappearsAmerica's top military officer has met with Saudi Arabia's defense chief amid deteriorating relations between the two nations after the disappearance and apparent death of a Saudi journalist who lived in the U.S.
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Iran calls latest US sanctions an 'insult' to world orderIran says the latest round of U.S. sanctions is an "insult" to the international order that stems from "blind hostility."
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American student fights deportation in Israeli high courtUS student asks Israel's Supreme Court to overturn her expulsion order for alleged involvement in boycott movement
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Relatives of Palestinian Naji Zaanin, 25, who was killed in a morning Israeli airstrike, mourn in the family home during his funeral in town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in GazaA high-level Egyptian delegation has held urgent talks with the Gaza's Hamas rulers, seeking to restore calm after a rocket from the Palestinian area slammed into a home in southern Israel and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes.
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Shaymaa Afifi, the wife of Mustafa el-Nagar, a former Egyptian lawmaker, says her husband went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces. Rights activists say Egyptian authorities have made dozens of people disappear in recent years as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent, but el-Sissi's government dismisses as unfounded accusations of its involvement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detainedWife of a former Egyptian lawmaker says he went missing nearly 3 weeks ago, may have been detained
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Moments in disappearance, alleged slaying of Jamal KhashoggiKey moments in the disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi
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Turkish police arrive at residence of Saudi consul to conduct search over disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writerTurkish police arrive at residence of Saudi consul to conduct search over disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer
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At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi 'Davos in the Desert'At a glance: the business executives who canceling their attendance at a big Saudi investment conference amid allegations the country is involved in the disappearance of a dissident writer.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lands in Turkey to discuss disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writerUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lands in Turkey to discuss disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer
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Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious ritesIraq's soaring water pollution is threatening the religious rites of its tight-knit Mandaean community, already devastated by 15 years of war that has also affected the country's other minority sects
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Rocket from Gaza makes direct hit on residential home in southern Israel, no casualtiesRocket from Gaza makes direct hit on residential home in southern Israel, no casualties
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his ruling Justice and Development Party at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Erdogan told journalists on Tuesday that police sought traces of “toxic” materials after a Turkish investigation team inspected areas of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
The Latest: IMF's chief Lagarde defers Mideast tripThe Latest: The International Monetary Fund says its managing director Christine Lagarde is deferring her trip to the Middle East
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A view of the Saudi Arabia consul's residence, in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. A high-level Turkish official says police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there. Authorities meanwhile prepared to search the consul's residence nearby after the diplomat left the country. State media say security forces began setting up barricades in front of the residence just hours after Consul Mohammed al-Otaibi flew out of the country on a 2 p.m. flight. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slayingA high-level Turkish official says police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there
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Explosion at factory in Iran injures 21Iranian media say an explosion at a battery factory has injured 21 workers
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