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People can be seen standing on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza, from an opening in a tunnel, that Israel says was dug by the Islamic Jihad militant group, leading from Gaza into Israel, near the southern Israeli kibbutz of Kissufim, Israel, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The Israeli army showed journalists the tunnel that was uncovered and partially destroyed in late October, 2017. (Jack Guez/Pool via AP)
Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza StripIsraeli military forges ahead with ambitious subterranean barrier to cut off attack tunnels from Gaza Strip
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Lebanese journalist sentenced in absentia for army criticismLebanon military court sentences journalist in absentia to 6 months for comments critical of the army
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Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with EthiopiaEgypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister
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FILE - In this June 18 2015 file photo, vapor forms across the wings of an Airbus A380 as it performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Emirates airline said in a statement Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that they are purchasing 20 A380 aircraft with the option for 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion dealEmirates airline is throwing a lifeline to Airbus's troubled A380 superjumbo aircraft, with a $16 billion deal to buy as many as 36 planes
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Researchers say major blunder has exposed a global hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agencyResearchers say major blunder has exposed a global hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency
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5 detained over fire bombs thrown at Tunisia synagoguesA judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes
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This photo released by the press office of the Kurdish militia, People's Protection Units or YPG, shows protestors waving a giant poster of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, during a demonstration against Turkish threats, in Afrin, Aleppo province, north Syria, Thursday, Jan 18, 2018. Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad said the country's air force will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack Syria. The warning comes as tensions are skyrocketing over apparent Turkish preparations to attack a Kurdish enclave in the north of the country. (YPG Press Office via AP)
Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish regionAmid threats from Turkey, Syria warns it will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack within Syria
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Rights group: World must act to end Libya turmoil, abusesHuman Rights Watch says the world must do more to help end rights abuses in chaotic Libya, which has emerged as one of the main corridors for migration to Europe
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Egyptian president sacks intel chief, appoints replacementEgypt's president fires his intelligence chief, assign top aide and confidante to run it temporarily
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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Israeli police say special forces killed a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank who allegedly killed an Israeli in a drive-by shooting earlier this month. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israel says it killed Palestinian sought in settler slayingIn pre-dawn raid, Israel says its forces kill Palestinian wanted in fatal shooting of West Bank settler
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The Latest: Syria vows to shoot down Turkish fighter jetsThe Latest: Amid threats from Turkey, Syria says its air force will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack the country
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IS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing in BaghdadIslamic State group claims responsibility for back-to-back suicide bombings this week in Baghdad that killed at least 38
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Syria says it will shoot down any Turkish jets carrying out attacks inside SyriaSyria says it will shoot down any Turkish jets carrying out attacks inside Syria
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Iraq, BP sign initial deal to develop Kirkuk oil fieldsIraq and British energy giant BP have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop lucrative oil fields in the country's north
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Emirates says it reaches $16B deal with Airbus for more double-decker A380s amid questions over line's futureEmirates says it reaches $16B deal with Airbus for more double-decker A380s amid questions over line's future
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