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In this Jan. 27, 2018, photo, U.S. Army soldiers speak to families in rural Anbar on a reconnaissance patrol near a coalition outpost in western Iraq. A few hundred American troops are stationed at a small outpost near the town of Qaim along Iraq's border with Syria. Thousands of U.S. troops and billions of dollars spent by Washington helped bring down the Islamic State group in Iraq, but many of the divisions and problems that helped fuel the extremists’ rise remain. (AP Photo/Susannah George)
Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troopsThousands of US troops, billions of dollars helped bring down IS but as Americans draw down, old problems remain
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The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weaponsWhite House official says US thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds
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Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in SyriaLocal doctors and Syria's state-run news agency are reporting that six civilians have suffered breathing difficulties after what they say was a poison gas attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remarkIsraeli politicians are accusing Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism for saying there were Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust just like there were "Jewish perpetrators"
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP)
Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacyIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in serious trouble after police recommended bribery and other charges against him
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Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blastThe Israeli military said four soldiers have been wounded in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza, of them two seriously
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Jordan's military says it foiled smuggling plot: reportThe state news agency Petra reports that Jordan's military says it has foiled a plot to smuggle in weapons, drugs and terrorists by using an old pipeline linking the kingdom with Syria and Iraq
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP)
Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacyIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in serious trouble after police recommended bribery and other charges against him
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Mall of America stabber sentenced to 15 years for attackA 20-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking two brothers at the Mall of America
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Iranian passenger plane skids off runway on landingIran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that an Iranian passenger plane has skidded off the runway after its landing gear jammed during a domestic flight
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 file photo, soldiers carry the flag-covered coffin of Syrian pilot Lt. commander Mehmet Ilker Karaman, 32, after his funeral prayers, in Izmir, Turkey. Nearly a month into Turkey's offensive in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, hundreds of thousands of Syrians are hiding from bombs and airstrikes in caves and basements, trapped while Turkish troops and their allies are bogged down in fierce ground battles against formidable opponents. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul, File)
Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags onNearly a month into Turkey's offensive in Afrin, hundreds of thousands of Syrians are hiding from bombs and airstrikes in caves and basements, trapped in the Kurdish enclave
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A Hezbollah supporter woman holds a picture of the slain Hezbollah leader Sheik Abbas al-Musawi with Arabic that reads "We have safeguarded the will," during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the death of Hezbollah leaders in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Hezbollah: US not honest broker in Lebanon's gas disputeThe leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah is urging fellow politicians not to let the U.S. administration divide their ranks while it mediates a dispute with Israel over offshore gas drilling rights
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In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 photo, Palestinian Mohammed Asmai poses for a portrait in Jerusalem's Old City. Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem, beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity. For men of all faiths in the holy city, a beard can be an important statement of religious devotion, connecting past generations to God through the tangled strands of history. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Ancient beard traditions shape the face of modern JerusalemFacial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem, beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity
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Israeli attorney general lauds police probe into NetanyahuIsrael's attorney general has praised a police investigation into the prime minister, saying it was done "by the book."
The Associated Press2 days ago
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks at a news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Trump administration is set to boost aid to Jordan by more than $1 billion over the next five years, in spite of President Donald Trump's repeated threats to punish countries that don't agree with U.S. policy in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
The Latest: Tillerson: Kurds never got heavy weapons from USSecretary of State Rex Tillerson says U.S. has "never" given the Syrian Kurdish militia heavy weapons
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