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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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People gather at the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, as a rainbow appears in a cloudy sky over the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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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This photo released by the press office of the Kurdish militia, People's Protection Units or YPG, shows protesters waving giant flags of the YPG and other parties and militias, during a demonstration against Turkish threats, in Afrin, Aleppo province, north Syria, Thursday, Jan 18, 2018. Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad said the country's air force will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack Syria. The warning comes as tensions are skyrocketing over apparent Turkish preparations to attack a Kurdish enclave in the north of the country. (YPG Press Office 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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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
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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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FILE - In this June 18 2015 file photo, vapor forms across the wings of an Airbus A380 as it performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Emirates airline said in a statement Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that they are purchasing 20 A380 aircraft with the option for 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion dealEmirates airline is throwing a lifeline to Airbus's troubled A380 superjumbo aircraft, with a $16 billion deal to buy as many as 36 planes
The Associated Press1 day ago
Researchers say major blunder has exposed a global hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agencyResearchers say major blunder has exposed a global hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency
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5 detained over fire bombs thrown at Tunisia synagoguesA judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes
The Associated Press1 day ago
This photo released by the press office of the Kurdish militia, People's Protection Units or YPG, shows protestors waving a giant poster of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, during a demonstration against Turkish threats, in Afrin, Aleppo province, north Syria, Thursday, Jan 18, 2018. Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad said the country's air force will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack Syria. The warning comes as tensions are skyrocketing over apparent Turkish preparations to attack a Kurdish enclave in the north of the country. (YPG Press Office via AP)
Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish regionAmid threats from Turkey, Syria warns it will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack within Syria
The Associated Press1 day ago
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