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In this image made from video, an Israeli security officer mans at the scene where a Palestinian attacker opened fire, in Jerusalem Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. A Palestinian attacker opened fire early Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence. (AP Photo)
Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near JerusalemIsraeli police, medical services: Palestinian attacker opens fire at entrance of settlement outside Jerusalem, killing 3 Israelis
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Iraqi Kurdish vote latest in series of de facto breaksIraqi Kurds' independence vote could mean further instability in Mideast, which has seen several de facto partitions
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In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 photo released by the Saudi Culture and Information Ministry, the image of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are projected on the Kingdom Tower during National Day ceremonies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A new 62-page report by Human Rights Watch finds that despite Saudi Arabia's recent efforts toward reform, some state-backed clerics continue to "incite hatred and discrimination against religious minorities" while text books stigmatize minorities, particularly Muslim Shiites. (Saudi Culture and Information Ministry via AP)
Study finds Saudi government still tolerates hate speechHuman Rights Watch says Saudi government continues to tolerate hate speech by some clerics against minority groups
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Israeli medical services says that three Israelis have been killed in a shooting attack in town outside JerusalemIsraeli medical services says that three Israelis have been killed in a shooting attack in town outside Jerusalem
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A Kurdish policeman prepares to casts his ballot during the referendum on independence from Iraq in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Iraq's Kurdish region vote in a referendum on whether to secede from Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraq's Kurds vote on independence, raising regional fearsIraqi Kurds have voted in a referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed by Baghdad and regional powers as hostile
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People wait in line at a polling station at a primary school to vote in the Kurdish referendum on independence, in the disputed city of Kirkuk, Monday Sept. 25, 2017. Millions are expected to vote on Monday in Iraq's Kurdish-run provinces and disputed territories as Iraqi Kurds cast ballots in support for independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
The Latest: UN regrets Iraq's Kurds went ahead with voteU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expressing regret that Iraq's Kurds have gone ahead with an independence referendum
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Egypt arrests 7 for raising rainbow flag at indie rock gigEgyptian security officials say seven homosexuals have been charged with "inciting immorality" after a concert at which the rainbow flag of the LGBT movement was raised in a rare support of gay rights in conservative Egypt
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What's next after Iraqi Kurds vote on independenceWhat's next after Iraq's Kurds vote on independence, defying the central government and most of the international community
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Thousands of Libyans march for new politician, others opposeNearly 2,000 demonstrators have gathered in the Libyan capital in support of a Switzerland-based Libyan businessman who had called for a rally to reject the leadership of both main sides in the divided country
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, activist lawyer Khaled Ali speaks to The Associated Press at his office in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, an Egyptian court sentenced Ali, a prominent opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in next year’s elections, to three months in prison over a charge of offending public morals for making an obscene finger gesture. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell, File )
Egypt court sentences notable opposition leader to 3 monthsAn Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in next year's elections to three months in prison for offending public morals
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This photo provided Monday, Sept 25, 2017, by the Ghouta Media Center, a Syrian activist media group, shows smoke and debris rising after Syrian government shelling of the rebel-held Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Activists and monitoring groups reported airstrikes in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama provinces, as well as clashes between rebels and pro-government forces in northern Syria and on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus. (Ghouta Media Center, via AP)
US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern SyriaU.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria have accused Russia of bombing their positions in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants
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A look at the Kurds, a stateless nation in a restive regionA look at the Kurds, a stateless nation of 30 million in the heart of a restive Middle East
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The Latest: HRW says US-led coalition Syria strike killed 84An international human rights group says two airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on northern Syria earlier this year killed 84 civilians, including 30 children
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Saudi official fired after textbooks show Yoda with kingA senior Education Ministry official in Saudi Arabia has been fired after high school students opened their textbooks to find an image of Yoda from the "Star Wars" films seated next to a Saudi king
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Palestinian government to visit Gaza in reunification stepPalestinian prime minister to travel from West Bank to Gaza Strip next week in step toward reconciliation
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