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UN readies aid as Turkey attacks Kurdish enclave in SyriaThe top U.N. official in Syria says the organization is ready to help people who might flee from the Afrin enclave, where Turkish troops are on the offensive against Kurdish fighters
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis and then Lutheran World Federation President Palestinian Bishop Munib Younan arrive for an ecumenical event at the Malmo arena, Sweden. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was in Jerusalem Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, expressing his full-throated support for Israel. Palestinian Christians say Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, which embraces modern-day Israel as a fulfilment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith’s compassion, including for those who have endured half a century of Israeli occupation. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Palestinian Christians slam Pence's pro-Israel faithPalestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity lacks their faith's component of justice, including for those under occupation
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Pence defends Trump on comments disparaging Africa, says his 'heart' aimed at fair immigration system regardless of racePence defends Trump on comments disparaging Africa, says his 'heart' aimed at fair immigration system regardless of race
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Pence, in AP interview, says the 'door's open' for the Palestinians to enter peace negotiationsPence, in AP interview, says the 'door's open' for the Palestinians to enter peace negotiations
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UN agency for Palestinians seeks funds after US cutsAfter Trump cuts, UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches appeal for hundreds of millions of dollars
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Egypt says 2 policemen to stand trial over detainee's deathEgypt's state news agency says two policemen will go on trial next month on charges of killing a detainee
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Yemen rebels fire rockets at military parade, killing 7Yemeni rebels fire rockets on a military parade near the central city of Taiz, killing at least seven people, including a local journalist, in an apparent assassination attempt on the interior minister and his deputy
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this picture taken Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, Syrian men remove rubble from a damaged shop at the old market in the old city of Aleppo, Syria. Fighting has long died down in Syria's largest city but Aleppo's centuries-old market still has to come back to life, more than a year after government forces retook rebel-held neighborhoods around the Old City. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
In Syria's Aleppo, old bazaar struggles to come back to lifeIn Aleppo, Syria's largest city, centuries-old bazaar destroyed by 4 years of fighting struggles to come back to life
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraq signs rare gas deal with US firmIraq has signed a deal with a U.S. company to tap natural gas in one of its southern oil fields, a step toward exploiting a natural resource that has been neglected for decades
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Vice President Mike Pence says US Embassy in Jerusalem will open next yearVice President Mike Pence says US Embassy in Jerusalem will open next year
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Yemen: The world's 'worst humanitarian crisis' in numbersYemen: The world's 'worst humanitarian crisis' in numbers
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Police: House fire kills 7 children in United Arab EmiratesPolice say house fire killed 7 children as they were sleeping in eastern village in United Arab Emirates
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