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Iran says US Navy fires warning shots near its vesselsIran's state news agency is reporting that a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier has fired a warning shot in an "unprofessional" confrontation with Iranian vessels
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Spokesman: Palestinian leader in hospital for routine testsPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman says the 82-year-old leader has been hospitalized for a routine checkup and will be discharged in a matter of hours
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Spokesman: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hospitalized for routine checkupSpokesman: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hospitalized for routine checkup
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Israeli police officers walk next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The Latest: Jordan's king tells Trump he values US roleThe Latest: Jordan's King Abdullah II has told President Donald Trump that further coordination is important to prevent renewed tensions over a contested Jerusalem shrine.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A Palestinian man is seen in front of an Israeli police vehicle during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, July 28, 2017. Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine ended peacefully Israeli police said Friday but violence continued in the West Bank where a Palestinian was killed attacking soldiers as forces were on high alert following two weeks of violence over the sacred site, holy to both Muslims and Jews. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Muslim prayers end peacefully at Jerusalem mosqueIsraeli police say Muslim prayers at Jerusalem holy site peaceful after 2 weeks of unrest; 2 Palestinians killed
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A water bottle painted with a face to represent an Islamic State fighter, left by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters on a window sill, on the front line, in Raqqa city, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 27, 2017. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the city in northern Syria has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by the extremists, a spokeswoman for the fighters and monitors said Thursday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
IS claims deadly attack in Syria against US-backed forceSyrian monitors, IS-linked media outlet say Islamic State group has killed, wounded US-backed forces in northern Syria
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on the main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. High-ranking Iraqi security officials said Friday, July 28, 2017 up to 7,000 Islamic State group affiliates remain in Iraq after the fall of Mosul, where the group's leader declared the self-styled caliphate three years ago. (AP Photo, File)
Officials say 7,000 Islamic State affiliates remain in IraqHigh-ranking Iraqi security officials say up to 7,000 Islamic State group affiliates remain in Iraq after the fall of Mosul,
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Thousands of North Korean laborers in US-allied Gulf nationsThousands of North Korean laborers work in the Persian Gulf, helping Pyongyang to evade international sanctions
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017 photo, Korean waitresses play music at the Pyongyang Okryu-Gwan North Korean Restaurant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. From state-run restaurants to construction sites, North Korean workers in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates face conditions akin to forced labor while being spied on by planted intelligence officers, eating little food and suffering physical abuse, authorities say. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Thousands of North Korean laborers in US-allied Gulf nationsThousands of North Korean laborers work in the Persian Gulf, helping Pyongyang to evade international sanctions
The Associated Press1 day ago
Countries where North Korea makes money despite sanctionsA look at countries around the world where North Korea continues to make money despite international sanctions
The Associated Press1 day ago
This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Thursday, July 27, 2017, claims to show the launching of Simorgh satellite-carrying rocket in an undisclosed location, Iran. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)
Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into spaceIranian state TV says Iran has successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space
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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter, runs as he fires mortars against the Islamic State militants at one of the front lines, in Raqqa city, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 27, 2017. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the city in northern Syria has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by the extremists, a spokeswoman for the fighters and monitors said Thursday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US-backed Syrian fighters now control almost half of IS citySpokeswoman, activists: Syrian fighters battling IS now have taken nearly half of militants' de facto capital, Raqqa
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli border police officers are seen next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in JerusalemViolence has returned to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clash with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack there
The Associated Press1 day ago
Arab Foreign Ministers and delegations pay a minute of silence to the Arab League deputy chief Ahmed Bin Helli, who died early July, during their urgent meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Arab foreign ministers meet to discuss Arab action to the Israeli violations against Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: More clashes after nightfall at Jerusalem siteThe Latest: Palestinians, Israeli forces clash again in Jerusalem; Palestinian dies of injuries from earlier in week
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Kuwait shutters Shiite TV over owners ties to terror groupKuwait shutters private Shiite satellite TV after its owner was sentenced to 5 years over involvement in terror group
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