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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,  delivers a speech during the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Police name Netanyahu associates in Israeli corruption probeIsraeli police name 2 Netanyahu associated arrested for their suspected role in wide-ranging corruption probe
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Report: Iran summons Swedish envoy over granting citizenshipIran summons Swedish ambassador over Nordic country's decision to grant citizenship to jailed Iranian researcher
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In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 photo, Amer Othman, 57, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Amman, Jordan. Othman's life turned upside down in an instant: The Ohio entrepreneur who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another check-in with immigration authorities. He was detained for two weeks and deported to his native Jordan. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows returnDeported to Jordan after 38 years in the United States, Ohio entrepreneur says he'll fight to return to Youngstown
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In Iran, Sufi followers killed 2 paramilitaries, 3 policemenIranian media: Clashes with Sufi followers in Tehran killed 2 paramilitaries, 3 policemen
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File - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in a new housing project in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population in 2017, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth should surge even more during the Trump presidency. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017An Israeli settler leader says the number of settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks to journalists during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media superstar who dazzled audiences in both English and Hebrew. But he has also had a rocky relationship with Israel’s notoriously aggressive media, often accusing it of carrying out a "witch hunt" against him. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsessionBenjamin Netanyahu came to prominence as a star of the media age, but it is an obsession with controlling the media that now accounts for much of the scandal threatening his rule
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Report: Supporter of Sufi leader kills 3 police in IranA semi-official Iranian news outlet says a supporter of a Sufi leader has rammed a bus into police, killing three of them before being arrested
The Associated Press13 hours ago
An Ankara municipality worker fixes the new street sign, "Olive Branch Street" in Turkish, named after Turkey's military operation to drive out the Syrian Kurdish militia of an enclave in northwest Syria, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Municipality workers on Monday took down the street sign for Nevzat Tandogan Street where the U.S. Embassy is located and replaced it with one that reads "Olive Branch Street."(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter AfrinTurkey threatens to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy to Kurdish enclave
The Associated Press13 hours ago
An Ankara municipality worker fixes the new street sign, "Olive Branch Street" in Turkish, named after Turkey's military operation to drive out the Syrian Kurdish militia of an enclave in northwest Syria, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Municipality workers on Monday took down the street sign for Nevzat Tandogan Street where the U.S. Embassy is located and replaced it with one that reads "Olive Branch Street." (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
The Latest: Turkey denies reports that Syria will aid KurdsA Turkish minister says reports that Syrian government forces are entering a Syrian Kurdish-held enclave "are false," adding that any move by Damascus to protect the Kurdish militia there would be a "disaster" for the region
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Israeli gas company announces $15B export deal with EgyptAn Israeli energy company has announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel's nascent natural gas industry
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A military band plays as mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Ismail Mahmoud, 24, a fighter of the Popular Mobilization Forces, who was killed Sunday in an attack southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Officials said Monday that Islamic State militants ambushed the group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing Mahmoud and at least 26 others, more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist group. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fightersIslamic State militants ambush Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary force, killing at least 27 fighters
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Kuwait invites Philippines leader to visit amid tensionsKuwait's ruling emir has reportedly invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to his country to resolve tensions after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Qatari envoy says both Israel and Gaza militants want calmA Qatari envoy says both Israel and Gaza militants want to contain cross-border violence that has flared in recent days, as he details a new emergency fund to aid the blockaded territory
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, rescue and search team members search for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday in the Dena mountains in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. (Alireza Vasigh Ansari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crashIranian media says search and rescue teams have reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board
The Associated Press16 hours ago
2 Kuwait royals sentenced for insulting parliament speakerA lawyer says two Kuwaiti ruling family members have been found guilty of insulting the country's National Assembly speaker in mobile phone messages
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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