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Two policemen sit atop of their armoured vehicle as Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The battle for Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has already driven the militants from the eastern half of the city, which is divided roughly in half by the Tigris River. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military baseBacked by US-led coalition, Iraqi forces push into military base, seize Mosul airport runway in fierce fighting with IS
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Israel names conservative judges to Supreme CourtIsrael's justice minister says new judges named to the supreme court will make right-wing Israelis trust the court, which has long been accused of being too liberal
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Two policemen sit atop of their armoured vehicle as Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The battle for Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has already driven the militants from the eastern half of the city, which is divided roughly in half by the Tigris River. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
The Latest: Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airportIraqi military spokesman: Iraqi special forces enter sprawling military base next to Mosul's airport; clashes underway
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Media: Israel to conclude Arab car ramming wasn't attackIsraeli media say a preliminary investigation by Israeli officials has determined that an Israeli Arab driver who struck and killed a policeman last year did so unintentionally, prompting calls for senior officials to resign for calling him a terrorist
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Iraqi military spokesman: Special forces enter Mosul's sprawling Ghazlani military base amid clashes with IS militantsIraqi military spokesman: Special forces enter Mosul's sprawling Ghazlani military base amid clashes with IS militants
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Lawyer for US resident held in Iran calls him a 'hostage'Washington-based lawyer for US permanent resident imprisoned in Iran describes him as a 'hostage'
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Jordan hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged IS plotsJordanian security court sentences 8 men to 15-year prison terms each for alleged involvement in attack plots by IS
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Iraqi official: Federal police forces enter Mosul International Airport and take control of the runwayIraqi official: Federal police forces enter Mosul International Airport and take control of the runway
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In Lebanon gyms, playtime and escape for Syrian childrenUN agency brings Syrian refugee children together to play soccer, basketball in Beirut _ rare escape from life in exile
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Oklahoma court favors church in Syrian torture lawsuitOklahoma's highest court says a man from Syria who claims he was tortured in his home country after converting to Christianity has no legal recourse against a church that published his name and baptism online
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Relatives and friends of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11, pray sunset prayers as they wait for his coffin to arrive at the Grand Mosque, in the Nile Delta town of Gamalia, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheikh, was arrested in 1993 and convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations and several New York landmarks. A symbol for radical Islamists, he had been serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison when he died on Saturday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Body of Egypt's so-called Blind Sheikh brought home from USThe body of a blind Egyptian cleric convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City has been brought back to Egypt for burial after he died in a U.S. federal prison over the weekend
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Top Libyan security official wounded in car bomb attackA Libyan spokesman says a top security official in the eastern city of Benghazi has survived an assassination attempt by a car bomb
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Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya shores, survivor saysA survivor of this week's deadly migrant boat disaster says over 100 migrants drowned off the Libyan coast when their boat lost its engine shortly after starting their perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea
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Son of dissident cleric begins prison termIran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the son of late dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri has begun serving a six-year prison term
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Gazans excited over territory's new indoor mallIn a welcome sign of normalcy, a new Western-style indoor shopping mall _ complete with an international retail chain, three-story bookstore and food court _ has opened in the Gaza Strip
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