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FILE - In this May 21, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, holds a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Riyadh. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has cancelled a meeting with senior White House advisor Jared Kushner after the U.S. announced aid cuts and delays to Egypt earlier. Kushner arrived on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 on top of U.S. delegation that includes Jason Greenblatt, envoy for international negotiations, and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
The Latest: Egypt leaders meet US envoy despite aid cutsEgypt's president and foreign minister have met with White House envoy Jared Kushner hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns.
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Saudi teen released after dancing 'Macarena' in the streetSaudi police release 14-year-old boy filmed dancing to the 'Macarena' at an intersection in Red Sea city of Jiddah
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UN force in Lebanon says no evidence of weapon smugglingThe head of the U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon says his force has no evidence that weapons are being illegally transferred to the country's south, pushing back against U.S. and Israeli criticism of the mission
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Libyan official says IS beheads 11 in checkpoint attackLibya's self-styled national army in the east says Islamic State militants beheaded 11 people in an attack on a checkpoint
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Lebanon PM says victory over Islamic State is nearLebanese PM visits troops near border with Syria, says victory against Islamic State group is near
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017 file photo, released by the Saudi Press Agency, from left to right, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King Salman, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump, visit a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has cancelled a meeting with senior White House advisor Jared Kushner after the U.S. announced aid cuts and delays to Egypt earlier. Kushner arrived on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 on top of U.S. delegation that includes Jason Greenblatt, envoy for international negotiations, and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
Egypt's leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aidEgypt's president and foreign minister have met with White House adviser Jared Kushner just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns
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A victim is carried from the site of an airstrike on a hotel in Arhab, Yemen Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The Saudi-led coalition carried out several airstrikes in Yemen early on Wednesday, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of Shiite Houthi rebels and civilians, Yemeni officials and witnesses said. (Al-Masira TV via AP)
Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition has struck a hotel near Yemen's capital, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa
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Iraqi commander: Troops capture 2 neighborhoods in Tal AfarIraqi commander: Troops capture 2 neighborhoods from IS in northern town of Tal Afar
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Yemen officials, witnesses: Saudi-led strikes hit a hotel near the capital, Sanaa, killing dozens of rebels, civiliansYemen officials, witnesses: Saudi-led strikes hit a hotel near the capital, Sanaa, killing dozens of rebels, civilians
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Turkey again warns against holding Iraqi Kurdish referendumTurkey's top diplomat reiterates Ankara's demand that Iraqi Kurds cancel their scheduled referendum for independence.
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Egypt: Trump adviser Kushner's meeting with Egyptian president still on; only meeting with foreign minister cancelledEgypt: Trump adviser Kushner's meeting with Egyptian president still on; only meeting with foreign minister cancelled
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Egypt cancels meetings with Trump adviser Jared Kushner in Cairo after U.S. decision to cut aid to EgyptEgypt cancels meetings with Trump adviser Jared Kushner in Cairo after U.S. decision to cut aid to Egypt
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Kuwait contains oil spill off its southern coastKuwait's state oil company says it has contained an oil spill off the Gulf country's southern coast
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US-educated official now Tehran's mayor in reformist sweepTehran council appoints US-educated technocrat as new mayor of Iran capital, part of reformist sweep in May election
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Iran extends reach with fight for land link to MediterraneanIran closer to securing land corridor to Mediterranean, from its border, through Iraq and allies in Syria, Lebanon
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