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Close Netanyahu ally, Likud lawmaker faces bribery chargesIsrael's Justice Ministry has announced bribery charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's close ally David Bitan
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks during a joint news conference with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel following their meeting in Istanbul, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Merkel met Erdogan for talks that are expected to focus on the future of a migration deal between Turkey and the EU that helped decrease refugee flows to Europe.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region's stabilityThe visiting president of Turkey tells Algeria it is important for regional stability
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Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streetsIraqi officials say at least 22 people have been wounded in fresh clashes in a key Baghdad square, as hundreds of anti-government protesters flooded onto the streets of Iraq's capital and south cities on Sunday in defiance of a powerful Iraqi religious leader who recently withdrew his support from the popular movement
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Syrian troops reach outskirts of key rebel-held townSyrian state media and opposition activists say government forces have reached the outskirts of a key rebel-held town
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Israel to allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia Israel's Interior Ministry says it will now allow Israelis to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious or business visits, if they receive a visa to enter the kingdom
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Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western cityOfficials from Libya's two rival governments say fighting has erupted as the country's east-based forces advance toward the strategic western city of Misrata
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz arrives to address media in Tel Aviv, Israel.  A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace. President Donald Trump said he would likely release his long-awaited Mideast peace plan a little before he meets Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
Netanyahu hopes to 'make history' with White House visitIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes to “make history” during his upcoming trip to the White House for the expected unveiling of President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan
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Gen. Frank McKenzie, center front, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, walks as he visits a military outpost in Syria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. McKenzie made the unannounced visit to Syria, traveling to five different military outposts to meet with troops, hear from commanders and talk with the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against ISThe top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances that the U.S. remains committed to its mission in Syria
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza sites after balloon launches The Israeli military says its aircraft struck several sites for Gaza militants in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier shakes hands with Blue and White Leader Benny Gantz during a dinner reception in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  Dozens of world leaders have descended upon Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism.  (Heidi Levine/Pool photo via AP)
Israel's Gantz to meet Trump before peace plan unveilingIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief political rival says he has accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to Washington
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Lebanese protesters rally downtown despite enhanced securityHundreds of Lebanese have gathered outside Beirut's central government building to reject the newly formed Cabinet, with some protesters breaching tight security erected around it
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Libya says oil shutdown caused over $255 million in lossesLibya's national oil company says the closure of the country's major oil fields and production facilities has resulted in losses of more than $255 million in the six-day period ending Jan. 23
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Iranian FM: Tehran still willing to negotiate with USIran's foreign minister says his country is not ruling out negotiating with the United States even after the American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general
The Associated Press1 day ago
Smoke rise from tear gas fired by security forces during clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Security forces set fire to anti-government protest tents in the country's south early Saturday and re-opened key public squares in Baghdad that had been occupied by demonstrators for months. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest supportIraqi officials and activists say security forces have cracked down on anti-government protesters, leaving four dead
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Sudan government signs initial peace deal with rebel group Sudan's transitional government has signed a preliminary peace deal with one of several rebel groups that had fought the government of ousted authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir for years
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