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In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017 photograph, a pilot prepares to fly an F-18 off of the USS George H.W. Bush as it travels through the Persian Gulf. The carrier soon will begin launching airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north SyriaU.S.-backed Syrian fighters have reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country."
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Blast rattles Cairo suburb, killing 1Egypt's Interior Ministry says a man was killed and three members of his family were injured when a device exploded while he was cleaning up his backyard in a leafy Cairo suburb
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 13, 2013 file photo, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from behind bars as he attends a hearing in his retrial on appeal in Cairo, Egypt.  Mubarak returned home free on Friday, March 24, 2017 following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years since his 2011 ouster — years during which the country witnessed major upheavals and rights activists saw their hopes scuttled that the autocrat would face justice for the deaths of hundreds who defied his rule. (AP Photo, File)
Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detentionAn Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free from custody after legal proceedings that took years during which the country witnessed major upheavals
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FILE - In this Saturday March 29, 2008 file photo, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, right, speaks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, during the opening session of the Arab Summit in Damascus, Syria. Egypt's ousted former leader Hosni Mubarak is released after six years in prison, but he is not the only ruler in the Middle East to be caught up in Arab Spring uprisings that swept across the region since 2011. Exiled, killed or fighting for survival, here's a look at the fate of other Arab leaders and where they are now. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
Arab autocrats: Exiled, killed or fighting for survivalFrom the ashes of Arab Spring revolts, Mideast autocrats exiled, killed or fighting for survival
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Iran says renewing UN special rapporteur mandate 'spiteful'Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, has condemned as "selective and spiteful" the U.N. Human Rights Council's resolution to renew the mandate of the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran
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Residents carry the body of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
US coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrikeUS-led coalition fighting IS probing reports of airstrike in western Mosul that allegedly killed more than 100 civilians
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1016 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital as they celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Oct. 6, 1973 war. An Egyptian security official said Froday, March 24, 2017 that the country’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak returned home, after his release. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian presidentKey events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president, who has been released from detention and returned home.
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The Latest: Clashes erupt near key IS-held dam in SyriaA Syrian monitoring group and a spokeswoman for a U.S.-backed force say intense clashes are ongoing near a major dam held by the Islamic State group on the Euphrates river
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Israeli rights group video: Troops question Palestinian boyAn Israeli rights group has released an amateur video of Israeli soldiers surrounding and questioning a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian boy in the divided West Bank city of Hebron
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An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detentionAn Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detention
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Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans demanding government reform during a demonstration in Tahrir square, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Iraq's influential Shiite cleric al-Sadr has threatened to boycott the upcoming provincial elections, urging instead followers to join a "reform revolution." Al-Sadr spoke to thousands at an anti-government protest on Friday in Baghdad, calling for continued peaceful rallies.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
At Baghdad rally, Iraq cleric threatens to boycott electionsIraq's influential Shiite cleric threatens to boycott upcoming elections, calls followers to a 'reform revolution'
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001, file photo, smoke billows from one of the towers of the World Trade Center and flames as debris explodes from the second tower in New York. Family members of 9/11 families and others harmed in the terrorist attacks are on a fresh quest to hold Saudi Arabia responsible. A magistrate judge presiding over a Thursday, March 23, 2017, hearing says she hopes to streamline the legal process to speed the lawsuits along. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong, File)
Lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for 9/11 get new lifeFamily members of 9/11 families and others harmed in the attacks are on a fresh quest to hold Saudi Arabia responsible
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A 19-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen covers his face as he is brought to court in Rishon Lezion, Israel, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Israeli police said they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States. The police withheld his identity. (AP Photo/Nir Keidar) ***ISRAEL OUT***
Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centersIsraeli police have arrested a 19-year-old hacker who they say is the main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, appearing to crack a case that has sent a chill through the American Jewish community
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Palestinians: Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West BankThe Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli troops killed a 17-year-old Palestinian and wounded another three when soldiers opened fire on their car in the West Bank
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AP Interview: US pilot describes challenges of bombing ISA U.S. pilot involved in strikes against the Islamic State group says the airspace above the extremists has grown more crowded, though military planners are working to keep fliers safe
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