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Syria says Israel struck army position near Golan HeightsThe Syrian army says Israeli forces have struck one of its positions near the Golan Heights south of the country
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Lebanon arrests 4 people over stolen Salvador Dali paintingLebanon arrests 4 people trying to sell stolen painting believed to be of famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, fighters from the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, hold a celebration in Paradise Square in Raqqa, Syria. The Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. (AP Photo/Gabriel Chaim)
Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victoryKurdish-led forces declare victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, setting up a climactic last stand for the group in nearby Deir el-Zour
The Associated Press14 hours ago
This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, SyriaDrone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows entire neighborhoods turned to rubble, with little sign of civilian life
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of CairoEgyptian security official says shootout with militants southwest of Cairo kills 14 policemen
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Kurdish security forces withdraw from a checkpoint in Altun Kupri, outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Friday Oct. 20, 2017.  A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had "occupied" the disputed province of Kirkuk this week.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with KurdsIraqi, Kurdish forces exchange fire at border of Kurdish region, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) celebrate at stadium that was the site of Islamic State fighters' last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Syrian Kurdish-led forces backed by the U.S. declare victory in the devastated northern city of Raqqa days after it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group.  (AP Photo/Asmaa Waguih)
The Latest: France's Macron hails freeing of Syria's RaqqaThe Latest: France's Macron says fight against IS has entered 'major new phase' after liberation of Raqqa
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of presidentLebanon court hands down death sentences for 2 Lebanese tried in absentia for 1982 assassination of country's president
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Egypt releases Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detentionEgypt frees Irish-Egyptian detained for 4 years on charges related to 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo
The Associated Press17 hours ago
$50,000 payments help grieving Gaza families end blood feudsAs the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas move to reconcile, families of loved ones killed in Gaza's civil war a decade ago are also learning to get along
The Associated Press17 hours ago
The Latest: Federal troops take disputed town from KurdsIraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq
The Associated Press23 hours ago
US-backed Syrian force formally declares victory over IS in Raqqa at news conference held inside the cityUS-backed Syrian force formally declares victory over IS in Raqqa at news conference held inside the city
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish landsIraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanon's parliament passes first budget since 2005Lebanon's parliament has approved the first budge in 12 years after government failed to do so due to political crises
The Associated Press1 day ago
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
The Associated Press1 day ago
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