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2 monks referred to trial over abbot's killing in EgyptEgypt's state-run news agency says prosecutors have referred two monks to trial on charges of killing an abbot in a monastery north of Cairo last month
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Iran detains outspoken lawyer calling for free electionsReport: Iran detains outspoken lawyer demanding free elections
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Palestinian postal workers process eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel, at the post office in the West Bank city of Jericho, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. In recent days the postal staff has been sorting through tons of undelivered mail in a room packed with letters, boxes and even a wheelchair. Postal official Ramadan Ghazawi says Israel did not respect a 2008 agreement to send and receive mail directly through Jordan. Israeli officials say the one-time release of 10.5 tons of mail was a "gesture." (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by IsraelPalestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel
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Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot PalestinianIsrael's Supreme Court has doubled the prison sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted of unjustly shooting a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014
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Afghan president Ghani announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban for Eid al-Adha holiday; Taliban yet to respondAfghan president Ghani announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban for Eid al-Adha holiday; Taliban yet to respond
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Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper riftIsrael's recent detention of Jewish-American critics entering the country is shining a spotlight on a growing gulf between the world's two largest Jewish communities.
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Egypt reveals details of skeletons found inside sarcophagusEgypt says researchers have determined the gender and age of the three skeletons found inside a black granite sarcophagus uncovered in July
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Hezbollah leader meets with Yemeni rebelsHezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels
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Egypt says plane hijacker extradited from CyprusEgypt's chief prosecutor says Cyprus has extradited the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane that was diverted to the Mediterranean island in 2016
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Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontierIsrael's defense minister says he's closing the country's main personnel crossing with Gaza in response to recent violence along the border
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Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in IslamQ&A: The five-day hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and its significance in Islam
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Muslim pilgrims rest inside the Grand Mosque, after offering Friday prayers ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws millions of visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimageSaudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom
The Associated Press1 day ago
Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in IslamQ&A: The five-day hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and its significance in Islam
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People walk next to a sports car for sale in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrestFeud over detained American pastor in Turkey overshadows deeper problems in U.S.-Turkish relationship, as well as fate of other detainees
The Associated Press1 day ago
An oversized copy of a 200 Turkish lira banknote, featuring a photo of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk decorates a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threatThe Turkish currency is down again, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country's currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions.
The Associated Press1 day ago
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