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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, FSA, fighters tour in the Syrian town of Azez near the border with Turkey, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday in Ankara that his country is determined to carry out a military offensive against an enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters there pose a "real" and ever increasing threat to Turkey. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
Turkey says no turning back from offensive in SyriaTurkey's defense minister says country determined to carry out a military offensive against enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters pose ever increasing threat to Turkey
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Palestinian demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes following a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners in Nabi Saleh near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
AP PHOTOS: Selections from the past week in the Middle EastAP PHOTOS: Selected pictures from this week in the Middle East, Afghanistan
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Israel to name Jordan envoy after settling spat: reportPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will soon decide on Israel's new ambassador to Jordan a day after the two countries agreed to put a monthslong diplomatic spat behind them
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Hezbollah denies US drug trafficking accusationsThe leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group has categorically dismissed allegations that it is involved in drug trafficking and money laundering
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Gaza family kills relative after Hamas says he aided IsraelA Palestinian family says it killed one of its members after Gaza's Hamas rulers said he aided Israel in killing three of the militant group's commanders
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Group urges Sudan to halt arresting reporters amid protestsThe Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Sudanese authorities "to cease harassing and arresting" journalists covering anti-inflation protests
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Report: Authorities amputate hand of convicted thief in IranSemi-official news agency reports that authorities in Iran have amputated the hand of a convicted thief in a prison in the country's northeast
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Jordan and Israel defuse crisis over embassy guard shootingJordan and Israel appear to defuse diplomatic crisis over fatal shooting of 2 Jordanians last summer
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Judge remains skeptical Sept. 11 Saudi claims can proceedA judge who once before rejected arguments that Saudi Arabia was behind the Sept. 11 attacks has expressed doubts again after claims were revived by Congressional action
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People can be seen standing on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza, from an opening in a tunnel, that Israel says was dug by the Islamic Jihad militant group, leading from Gaza into Israel, near the southern Israeli kibbutz of Kissufim, Israel, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The Israeli army showed journalists the tunnel that was uncovered and partially destroyed in late October, 2017. (Jack Guez/Pool via AP)
Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza StripIsraeli military forges ahead with ambitious subterranean barrier to cut off attack tunnels from Gaza Strip
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Lebanese journalist sentenced in absentia for army criticismLebanon military court sentences journalist in absentia to 6 months for comments critical of the army
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Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with EthiopiaEgypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister
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