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Egyptian novel explores Christians under controlling churchNew Egyptian novel explores lives of Christians, dealing with discrimination but also a church aligned with the state
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Amnesty says Islamic State group decimated rural IraqAmnesty: Islamic State group's deliberate destruction of agriculture in northern Iraq has hindered return of residents
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a defence industry meeting event in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Erdogan said Turkey will begin "within a few days" a new military operation to drive out U.S-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria, east of the Euphrates River. The move is likely to increase tensions between NATO allies, Turkey, and the United States. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in SyriaTurkey's president: Ankara to start new military operation against US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria in days
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American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during a Security Council meeting on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargoUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Security Council on Wednesday to again ban Iranian ballistic missiles that can deliver nuclear weapons and to maintain an arms embargo that is scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the landmark Iran nuclear deal
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian wanted in drive-by shootingIsraeli forces have killed a Palestinian suspect wanted in a drive-by shooting at a West Bank bus stop, shooting him Wednesday just hours after an Israeli baby delivered prematurely as a result of the weekend attack died
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The Latest: Iran accuses US of 'lies' about its missilesIran's deputy U.N. ambassador is accusing the United States of what he says is "another series of lies, fabrications, disinformation and deceptive statements" about the Iranian ballistic missile program
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Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault resignsAn adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rendered his resignation following allegations of sexual assault
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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia speaks during a Security Council meeting on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The Latest: Russian envoy knocks UN policy on IranRussia's U.N. ambassador says "Iran is ready for a dialogue," but the United States and other Security Council members appear to be more interested in further escalating what he calls "anti-Iran hysteria and to demonize Iran."
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Abdelqader al-Murtada and Saelem Mohammed Noman Al-Mughalles, at left, representatives of the Houthi rebels delegation and to the right, Askar Zaeil and Hadi al-Hayi representing the delegation of the Government of Yemen together with representatives from the office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) during the ongoing peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, north of Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 2018. Yemen's government and the Houthi rebels are exchanging lists of prisoners as part of peace talks in Sweden aimed at winding down the devastating civil war. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft dealUN envoy gives Yemen's warring sides at talks in Sweden draft document of agreements to consider by the next day
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The Latest: Yemen rebels accept some of UN envoy's proposalsThe Latest: Yemen rebels at peace talks in Sweden say they accept some of UN envoy's draft proposals
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Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nadia Murad, left, meets with her country's President Barham Salih, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Murad received the prize in 2018 for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in 2014. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peaceIraqi activist who got Nobel prize for work with victims of wartime sexual violence meets president in Baghdad
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Netanyahu hails Italy's Salvini as 'great friend of Israel'Netanyahu hails Italy's interior minister as 'great friend of Israel' despite Italian Jewish community's outcry
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Israeli, Russian officials discuss Syria in Moscow meetingIsraeli military delegation meets Russian defense officials in Moscow, discusses situation in Syria
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, mourners carry the body of Hamas militant commander Nour Baraka, who was killed during an Israeli raid late Sunday, during his funeral, at his family house in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. A month after a heavy round of Israel-Hamas fighting, the undercover Israeli operation that sparked the battle remains clouded in mystery.(AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raidHamas officials provide new details about how a traffic stop in Gaza nearly sparked a fourth war with Israel
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Egypt says 27 militants killed in Sinai, border with LibyaEgypt says its security forces have killed at least 27 suspected militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and along its porous border with Libya
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