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A worker stands in a construction site in the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The municipality of Jerusalem has granted final approval for the construction of hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while a hard-line Cabinet minister pushed the government to annex Maaleh Adumim, a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the presidency of Donald Trump. The building plans were put on hold in the final months of President Barack Obama's administration. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israeli leader delays West Bank annexation voteIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has delayed a vote on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank's largest settlements, apparently to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new Trump administration
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Iran sentences British woman to 5 years on security chargesIran has sentenced a British-Iranian woman accused of trying to overthrow the cleric-run government to five years in prison
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FILE -- In this file photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior on Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016, personal belongings of slain Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni, including his passport, are displayed. Egypt has agreed to Italy's request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago. A statement Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017,  by Egypt's chief prosecutor said the Italian experts would be accompanied by others from a "specialized" German company. It says, together, the experts will analyze the material in the hope of finding who is behind the disappearance of Giulio Regeni. (Egyptian Interior Ministry via AP, File)
Italian experts to travel to Egypt to probe student's deathEgypt has agreed to Italy's request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 1996, file photo, Terry Anderson carries his daughter Sulome, 11, as they leave Beirut airport. The former Associated Press chief Middle East correspondent, was making his first trip back to Lebanon since his release in December 1991. Sulome Anderson, now a journalist herself, said that after a quarter century, she's found the love she always wanted from her father. (AP Photo/Saleh Rifai, File)
Ex-hostage's daughter finds dad's love by meeting his captorThe daughter of the longest-held American hostage in Lebanon says a multi-year retracing of her father's harrowing ordeal repaired their tattered relationship
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Debris and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit an army base, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in YemenYemeni security and tribal officials say suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in the country's southwestern Bayda province, the first such killings reported since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency
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A worker stands in a construction site in the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The municipality of Jerusalem has granted final approval for the construction of hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while a hard-line Cabinet minister pushed the government to annex Maaleh Adumim, a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the presidency of Donald Trump. The building plans were put on hold in the final months of President Barack Obama's administration. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The Latest: Israel delays vote on settlement annexationIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says his Security Cabinet has unanimously agreed to postpone a vote on a proposal to annex a major West Bank settlement
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Dubai has new rules after high-rise fires, but few detailsDubai has new fire safety regulations following a series of skyscraper fires in recent years, but has offered few details about them
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People walk past damaged buildings in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Thousands of people have returned to their homes in east Aleppo that was held by rebels for more than four years until government forces took full control of it last month. East Aleppo has suffered wide destruction because of airstrikes and shelling. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns homeThe Khatib family has returned to their apartment in the eastern Aleppo neighborhood of Ansari five months after they were forced to leave under intense bombardment
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2 terrorist suspects blow themselves up in Saudi police raidSaudi authorities say two men suspected of plotting terrorist attacks killed themselves using explosive belts during a police raid in the west of the kingdom
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An unregistered girl stands with their Family outside the Free Legal Support Program office in the shelter in Jibreen, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Syrian rebels stormed and controlled wide parts of east Aleppo in July 2012 and since then most residents in areas held by insurgents were not able to register themselves because the state had no presence. Those who registered themselves at courthouses run by rebels had documents that are not recognized by the Syrian government does not recognize. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Aleppo displaced finally getting official paperworkFatima Museitif got married three years ago and soon gave birth to two boys
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Iraqi forces eye tougher fight in Mosul's westWith the eastern half of Mosul declared largely liberated, Iraqi forces are now anticipating a much more difficult fight for the city's west
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Israeli leader to Iran: "We are your friend, not your enemy"Israel's leader has recorded a conciliatory message to the people of Iran, saying "we are your friend, not your enemy."
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A damaged vehicle is seen after  a car bomb attack in the Rukban camp for displaced Syrians,  inside Syrian territory, on the border with Jordan, killing some, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Badr Abu Sultan, a resident of the Rukban camp, says a suspected car bomb in a local market caused the powerful explosion Saturday. (Courtesy of The Tribal Council of Palmyra and Badia via AP)
Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 6Opposition groups say an explosion has rocked a camp for displaced Syrians on the border with Jordan, killing at least six
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Libyan Foreign Minister, Mohamed Taher Siala, attends a ministerial meeting of countries neighboring Libya which include Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Sudan, Niger and Chad, as well as United Nations envoy, Martin Kobler, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, top left, said "Egypt is committed to upholding Libya's sovereignty, supporting its legitimate institutions and rejecting foreign interference in the crisis". MENA reported. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Libya's neighbors demand national dialogue to end crisisRepresentatives of Libya's neighbors are warning rival factions in the North African nation against seeking to settle their differences through military force
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Rescue teams pull 2 bodies from Iran building rubbleIran's state TV is reporting that rescuers have found the bodies of two firefighters in the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran after a blaze, leaving up to 30 dead
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