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The Latest: Putin opens Syria summit with Iran and TurkeyThe Latest: Putin opens mini-summit on Syria, says 'hostilities' against militants in war-torn country coming to an end
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FILE - In this April, 13, 2017 file photo, Yemenis present documents in order to receive food rations provided by a local charity, in Sanaa, Yemen. Speaking to The Associated Press by telephone from Sanaa, the head of the World Food Program, Stephen Anderson, warned Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, that millions of Yemenis are at risk and will face more deaths as the humanitarian situation deteriorates and deliveries remain blocked from getting to those most needy. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Yemen blockade leaves humanitarian staffers strandedUN spokesman: Hundreds of humanitarian staffers from nearly 50 agencies stranded in Yemen amid Saudi-led blockade
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Lebanese President Michel Aoun, center, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, second right, and Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, center left, attend a military parade to mark the 74th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Hours after returning to the country following a nearly three week puzzling absence, Hariri participated in Independence Day celebrations, his first official appearance since he suddenly announced his resignation from abroad. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In surprise reversal, Lebanese PM puts resignation on holdLebanese Prime Minister Hariri puts his resignation on hold, to allow time for more consultations
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Iraq, GE sign $400 million deal for power infrastructureIraq and General Electric sign $400 million deal to develop power infrastructure amid severe electricity shortages
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Kuwait's 88-year-old ruler admitted to hospital after coldKuwait's 88-year-old ruling emir has been admitted to hospital after suffering a cold
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Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new faceSyria's notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives to attend a military parade to mark the 74th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Hours after returning to the country following a nearly three week puzzling absence, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri participated in Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, his first official appearance since he suddenly announced his resignation from abroad, stunning the country. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares "Lebanon First!"Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri stands before thousands of supporters, pledging to stay in Lebanon and declares: "Lebanon First."
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Egypt detains 29 on charges they spied for TurkeyEgypt detains 29 suspected Brotherhood member for allegedly spying for Turkey, creating anti-government media platforms
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Death toll from Iraq suicide attack rises to 36 peopleIraqi officials have increased death toll from Tuesday's suicide attack in a contested town claimed by Baghdad and the Kurdish region to 36 people from 32. Police and health officials said Wednesday that 11 members of Iraq's security forces were dead.
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab, now coordinator of the Syrian opposition team talks to the press after his meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Syria's opposition is gathering in Saudi Arabia hoping to close ranks ahead of new negotiations starting Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, but they are a house divided in ways that enhance Syrian President Bashar Assad's upper hand. Hours before the meeting, a dozen opposition figures resigned. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
UN envoy for Syria urges opposition to unite before talksU.N. envoy for Syria urges Syrian opposition to come up with united delegation for Geneva talks later this month
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Lebanese prime minister says he is putting his resignation on hold after president asked him to reconsiderLebanese prime minister says he is putting his resignation on hold after president asked him to reconsider
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, right, prays over his father's grave, upon his arrival to Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing while in Saudi Arabia that he had resigned his post. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanon's Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation sagaLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting more than two weeks ago
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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center, leaves his residence, in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri is leaving for Cairo where the Arab League is holding meetings on regional tensions, and then head home to Beirut to lay out his political position. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
The Latest: Lebanon PM Hariri prays at father's graveLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has visited the grave of his father, the late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri _ his first stop since returning to Beirut late Tuesday more than two weeks after he shocked his country by announcing his resignation
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon more than two weeks after his shock resignation while in Saudi ArabiaPrime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon more than two weeks after his shock resignation while in Saudi Arabia
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EU donates ?20 million for safe nuclear energy in IranIran state TV: European Union donates ?20 million to develop safe nuclear energy in Iran
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