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Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jailsIrish man acquitted after 4 years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized
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Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy videoAn Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison
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Yemeni officials say police kill 3 militants in AdenOfficials say Yemeni security forces have killed at least three suspected militants in a raid in the southern port city of Aden
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Israeli Jewish radical sentenced to 4 years for church arsonAn Israeli court has sentenced a Jewish extremist to four years in prison for torching a famous Holy Land church in 2015
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The Latest: Islamic Jihad drops claim of Israeli airstrikeIslamic Jihad backtracks on claim of deadly airstrike in Gaza, now says members killed in accidental blast
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Syrian opposition says government obstructing peace talksSyrian opposition says government delegation obstructing Geneva peace talks by imposing new conditions
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Thousand gather at the funeral Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Shteinman , the spiritual leader of Israel's non-Hassidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent and one of the country's most influential and powerful rabbis, died on Tuesday. He was 104. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader Shteinman dies at 104Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, spiritual leader of Israel's non-Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent, has died
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Poll: Over 90 percent of Palestinians oppose Trump moveA new Palestinian opinion poll finds overwhelming opposition to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
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Iran state TV: 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks southern IranIran's state TV says that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a media conference with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at the EU Council building in Brussels. With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply divided nation. But a new survey released Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leadersNew survey shows deep divisions in Israel, widespread frustration with leaders
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Israel intercepts Gaza rocket, retaliates with tank fireThe Israeli military says that it intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel and that it struck back with tank fire at a Hamas military target
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, following their joint news statement after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The two men met Monday evening to discuss developments in Syria and the Middle East, as well as bilateral relations, according to the Turkish President's office. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
The Latest: Turkish leader notes shared views with PutinThe presidents of Turkey and Russia say they share similarly critical views to U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a photo during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory against "terrorists" in Syria, Putin earlier on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (Alexei Druzhinin/Pool Photo via AP)
A confident and upbeat Putin goes on Mideast 'victory' tourA confident, upbeat Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared victory in Syria, then visited Egypt and Turkey to celebrate Moscow's deepening ties in the region
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The Latest: Putin criticizes US move on JerusalemRussian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that it could destabilize the region and derail the Middle East peace process
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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians hold up a banner with portraits of U.S. president Donald Trump, right, with his face painted as a clown and his wife Melania, left, with Arabic words that read: "rein your husband in, model!" during a march in a street, in response to a call by Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to IsraelTens of thousands of people have attended a Hezbollah rally, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war
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