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Ilham Ahmed, the co-president of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the Kurdish-led forces backed by the US in Raqqa, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Kobani town, north Syria, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Ahmed says the governing and securing of the Arab-majority city after the expulsion of IS militants will be a model for other areas in Syria and the future of governing the war-torn country. She says the Kurdish-led effort needs US political and financial support. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS SyriaA senior Kurdish official says the U.S. role in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria's Raqqa must not end with the liberation of the city but continue as a guarantor of its future stability
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Turkey's President and the leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Erdogan has accused Israel of using terrorism as a pretext to take over holy sites in Jerusalem from Muslims and called on all Muslims to defend the holy sites by visiting Jerusalem at every occasion or by sending aid to Muslims there. (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP)
Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrineThousands of Palestinian Muslims have prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site as clerics call for continued protests
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian GulfA U.S. Navy boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them in the Persian Gulf; Iran's Revolutionary Guard blamed the American ship
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Beverley Hastie, left, and Karen Baxter hold a sign supporting Cardinal George Pell outside Melbourne Magistrates' Court Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau)
Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex chargesThe most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal has made his first court appearance in Australia
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Europe rights court: Sex still important for older womenA European human rights court has ruled that sexuality is just as important for a 50-year-old woman with two children as it is for a younger woman
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Polic Federica Mogherini, speak at a press conference in Brussels Tuesday July 25, 2017 (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
EU-Turkey talks fail to ease friction over detentionsHigh-level talks that European Union officials had with Turkey's foreign minister did not appear to ease tensions between the 28-nation bloc and Ankara over a wave of detentions of human rights defenders, journalists and others
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, two Chinese J-10 fighter jets fly in formation during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing. China on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, denied that two of its J-10 fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
China denies its jets operated dangerously in US encounterChina is denying that its fighter jet pilots acted dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision
The Associated Press5 hours ago
American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, speaks to reporters after leaving a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctionsThe United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new UN resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Blast damages offices of Mexico Catholic Bishops CouncilAn explosive device has damaged a door at the headquarters of Mexico's Roman Catholic Council of Bishops, but there are no injuries
The Associated Press6 hours ago
President Donald Trump, with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, speaks during their joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorismPresident Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledge solidarity in fighting terrorism
The Associated Press7 hours ago
President Donald Trump meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July, 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Haley urges UN to get serious about HezbollahU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to more seriously confront Lebanese militant group Hezbollah
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, sits in front of the U.S. embassy while visiting former fellow detainees demanding financial assistance from the U.S., in Montevideo, Uruguay. Authorities reported on Monday, July 24, 2017, that Dhiab has returned to Uruguay after being deported from Morocco. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to RussiaThe government liaison for Guantanamo ex-detainees resettled in Uruguay says one of the men tried to travel to Russia in recent months, at least his fourth such attempt to leave the South American nation
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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