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Israel has reopened its border crossing to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula shut over a week ago over intelligence warnings of possible attacks. Israel's counterterrorism office said on Friday the Taba crossing is reopened but warned that the threat...
Syria's military media says the evacuation and transfer of thousands of Syrians from four besieged areas has resumed. The reciprocal evacuations from two pro-government villages and two opposition-held towns was disrupted by a bombing Saturday...
Israel's minister of public security says a prominent Palestinian prisoner has been placed in solitary confinement for inciting a large-scale hunger strike. Gilad Erdan tells Israel's Army Radio Tuesday that Marwan Barghouti was punished for...
The United Nations says nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since US-backed Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation last October to retake the city from Islamic State militants. The UN Office for the Coordination of...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned that he will take "unprecedented steps" to end the political division between his West Bank-based autonomy government and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. Abbas did not explain, but could try to use...
Outside of Cairo's St. Mark's Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as security measures are visibly beefed up outside...
European airplane manufacturer ATR said Thursday it signed a $536-million deal with Iran Air for at least 20 aircraft, the latest aviation firm to strike a deal following Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. ATR spokesman David Vargas...
Israel closed off access to the Palestinian territories Monday as a security measure for the weeklong Passover holiday. The military said Palestinians will be barred from entering Israel from the West Bank or Gaza until the end of the weeklong...
With fresh urgency but scant solutions, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and top foreign diplomats held an urgent meeting Tuesday to strategize on a way forward to end the protracted civil war in Syria. A meeting of the "likeminded"...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani affirmed his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government on Sunday, following last week's US missile strike on a Syrian air base. In a phone call with Assad, Rouhani called the strike on Friday...

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