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This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows part of the Israeli settlement of Psagot, background, overlooking Palestinian houses, in a suburb of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel says it has approved 2,500 homes in West Bank settlements In a statement from his office, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on the approval “in response to housing needs.” He says the majority of the housing units will be built in settlement blocs, areas where most settlers live and which Israel wants to keep under its control under any future peace deal with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
With Trump's swearing-in, Israel pushes ahead on settlementsIsrael says it plans to build 2,500 more settler homes on the West Bank
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Israeli held in undisclosed Arab country accused in shootingAn Israeli government minister says a Jewish Israeli citizen is being held in an undisclosed Arab country after allegedly shooting to death a local man
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A woman walks in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, which is hosting Syria peace talks, is a relatively new name on the map. Founded in the early 19th century as a Russian empire outpost, Akmolinsk was a backwater in the wind-swept steppe. That changed in 1994 when Kazakhstan's first president decided to move the capital from the commercial center Almaty, and Akmolinsk was renamed Astana.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
The Latest: US welcomes attempt to reduce violence in SyriaThe U.S. says it has seen the announcement from Russia, Turkey and Iran on their intent to establish a mechanism to enforce a cease-fire in Syria and welcomes actions that de-escalate violence in the country
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Mohammed Alloush, head of a Syrian opposition delegation, center, speaks to the media after the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Russia, Iran and Turkey _ sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions _ pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Key points in the Syria statement issued in AstanaRussia, Turkey and Iran, who sponsored the first face-to-face meeting between Syria's armed opposition and the Syrian government this week, issued a joint statement Tuesday announcing a trilateral mechanism to ensure full compliance with a cease-fire
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Thousands attend funeral of Israeli Arab killed in clashThousands of people have attended the funeral of an Israeli Arab man who police say rammed his vehicle into a group of officers, killing one before being shot by police
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In this handout photo provided by the Egyptian presidency, President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sissi speaks during a ceremony making Police Day, at the Police Academy in an Eastern Cairo suburb, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.  El-Sissi says he is alarmed by his country's high divorce rates and is suggesting ground-breaking legislation to ban Muslim husbands from verbally declaring their spouses divorced. (Egyptian Presidency via AP)
Egypt's el-Sissi says he is alarmed by high divorce ratesEgypt's president says he is alarmed by his country's high divorce rate and is suggesting ground-breaking legislation to ban Muslim husbands from verbally declaring their spouses divorced
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FILE - This March 14, 2011 file photo, shows a general view of a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit. B'tselem. Israel says it has approved 2,500 homes in West Bank settlements In a statement from his office, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on the approval “in response to housing needs.” He says the majority of the housing units will be built in settlement blocs, areas where most settlers live and which Israel wants to keep under its control under any future peace deal with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
The Latest: Settler leader welcomes new West Bank homesA leader of the West Bank settlement movement has welcomed Israel's approval of 2,500 West Bank housing units
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Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settlement homes, signaling new approach under TrumpIsrael approves 2,500 West Bank settlement homes, signaling new approach under Trump
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Syria's government envoy says Astana talks succeeded in consolidating cease-fire, paved way for further peace talksSyria's government envoy says Astana talks succeeded in consolidating cease-fire, paved way for further peace talks
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AP NewsAlertRussia, Turkey and Iran call on Syrian rebels at the talks in Kazakhstan to break away from al-Qaida's affiliate
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Palestinian teen's case casts spotlight on Israel detentionsCase of 16-year-old Palestinian held for 10 months in Israeli administrative detention highlights contested policy
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FILE- In this May 4, 2014 file photo, Etihad Chief Executive James Hogan, speaks during a press conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways' parent company said Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, that its chief executive is leaving following a multi-year buying spree that saw the Mideast carrier snap up stakes in airlines from Europe to Australia. The Abu Dhabi-based airline gave no reason for the departure. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
Etihad Airways boss who led acquisition strategy on way outEtihad Airways' parent company says its CEO is leaving following multi-year buying spree; no reason given
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Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths poses for a photo at the Dubai Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Griffiths said Tuesday that Dubai remains home to the world's busiest international airport after seeing 83.6 million passengers in 2016. However, the figures released by Dubai International Airport fall short of an estimate of 85 million passengers authorities had hoped to have. They hope to have 89 million passengers in 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
CEO of Dubai airport offers to help Trump, US improve hubsCEO of Dubai airport offers to help Trump administration with advice on how to improve American airports
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Rights group faults Egypt for listing 1,500 on terror listHuman Rights Watch says Egypt's decision to place more than 1,500 citizens on a terrorism watch list without trial or even prior notification is a "mockery of due process."
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Pet pigeons take flight in Iraq's Mosul as militants retreatFor first time since 2014, flocks of white and grey pigeons can be seen circling rooftops over Iraqi city of Mosul
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