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A burned vehicle remains after overnight clashes between Iraqi security force against Kurdish security forces outside Kirkuk, Iraq, Thursday Oct. 19. 2017. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentBaghdad issues arrest warrant for Kurdish region's vice president for saying Iraqi troops 'occupying' disputed Kirkuk
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Israeli soldier who shot fatally Palestinian seeks pardonIsraeli soldier who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian attacker last year appeals to country's president for pardon
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israel strikes Syria, responding to errant mortar fireIsraeli military says it struck Syria in response to a mortar fired from neighboring country
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Hundreds of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews protest army draftIsraeli police arrest 120 in protests being held by fringe group within Israel's ultra-Orthodox community
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Youths sit as fishermen sail into the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Israel expanded the fishing zone for Gaza's fishermen from six nautical miles to nine miles for the two-month season. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
US envoy: Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian governmentTrump's Mideast envoy: If Hamas wants role in Palestinian government, it must renounce violence, negotiate with Israel
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Suspected US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida fighters in YemenYemeni tribal leaders: Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida fighters in southeastern province
The Associated Press8 hours ago
This frame grab from a video released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 provided by Ronahi TV, a Kurdish TV channel media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows members of a Kurdish female militia, the Women's Protection Units, marching as they celebrate victory against the Islamic State group, in Raqqa, Syria. The militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said it will continue the fight to liberate women living under the extremist group's brutal rule. (Ronahi TV, via AP)
Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting IS militantsFrom liberated Syrian city of Raqqa, Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting IS, free women from its brutal rule
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Fishermen ride a boat while sail into the waters of the Mediterranean Sea in Gaza City, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Israel expanded the fishing zone for Gaza's fishermen from six nautical miles to nine miles for the two-month season. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
The Latest: White House envoy arrives in EgyptThe Latest: US envoy for Mideast Greenblatt arrives in Egypt to discuss Palestinian reconciliation
The Associated Press9 hours ago
The Latest: Syria's Assad, visiting Iran general hold talksThe Latest: Syrian state media say President Assad has held talks with visiting Iranian army commander
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More conflicts loom after Islamic State defeat in RaqqaThe Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Popular Mobilization Forces take control of a former Kurdish security forces checkpoint outside Bashiqa, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq a day after handing Kirkuk to federal forces amid a tense standoff following last month's vote for independence. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Turkey could close border with Iraqi Kurds 'at any moment'Turkey's president says the country could close its border with Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region "at any moment" as a further reprisal for it holding a non-binding referendum on independence last month
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Iranian authorities bar reformist ex-president from meetingAn Iranian opposition news website says authorities have barred former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from attending a meeting of his allies
The Associated Press17 hours ago
After Obama, Israel's Netanyahu relishing in Trump love festDonald Trump would be hard-pressed to find a bigger fan than Benjamin Netanyahu
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Report blames pilot for fatal Dubai gyrocopter crash in 2015Investigators say a pilot killed by a 2015 Dubai gyrocopter crash during the World Air Games failed to properly strap on his helmet before takeoff, causing it to fall off during a high-speed turn, distracting him
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Turkey: Iraqi Kurds 'miscalculated' with independence voteTurkey says Iraq's retaking of the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces earlier this week has rectified the Kurds' "mistake" in holding a non-binding referendum on independence last month
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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