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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, rescue and search team members search for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday in the Dena mountains in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. (Alireza Vasigh Ansari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65Iranian state TV airs first images of site of airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people
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Pentagon says 'soon' on 1st Guantanamo transfer under TrumpThe Pentagon will miss a deadline to send a prisoner from Guantanamo home to Saudi Arabia but an official says the transfer may occur soon
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied by his wife Sara cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for a bomb-proof emergency room in a hospital in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Netanyahu confidant identified as scandals mountIsraeli police suspect Netanyahu confidant of trying to bribe top judge to drop corruption case against Netanyahu's wife
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Jared Kushner, center, listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The Latest: UN chief backs 2-state solution for MideastU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is giving the United Nations' strong support to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing: "There is no Plan B."
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarilyEgyptian officials say the country will open its border with the Gaza Strip amid a military campaign against Islamic insurgents in restive northern Sinai Peninsula
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This photo released on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian paramedics treat an injured man who was wounded by the shelling of the Syrian government forces, at a makeshift hospital, in Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
The Latest: Erdogan: Pro-Syrian forces pushed back in AfrinTurkey's president says Turkish artillery fire has pushed back a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces from an enclave in northern Syria
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Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Turkey's Erdogan confirms pro-Syrian government fighters pushed back from Afrin, warns against 'wrongful steps'Turkey's Erdogan confirms pro-Syrian government fighters pushed back from Afrin, warns against 'wrongful steps'
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, holding an olive branch arrives to deliver a speech at an event in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Erdogan said Turkish troops involved in the month-long offensive, codenamed 'Operation Olive Branch', to drive out Syrian Kurdish militiamen from a northwestern Syrian enclave will soon begin a siege of the city of Afrin. (Pool Photo via AP)
More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburbA monitoring group and paramedics say intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs have killed nearly 130 people in two days
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Egypt adds detained Islamist politician to terror listAn Egyptian court has added a detained Islamist politician to a list of wanted "terrorists" over his alleged links to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group
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US senator says $6B in aid for Jordan likely to riseChairman of U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says Jordan's five-year aid package worth more than $6 billion likely to grow as U.S. tries to stabilize key ally
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Turkish state media: Pro-Syrian government forces withdraw from Afrin city following Turkish shellingTurkish state media: Pro-Syrian government forces withdraw from Afrin city following Turkish shelling
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Syrian Kurdish militia confirms Syrian troops entered Afrin to deploy along border with Turkey and help defend enclaveSyrian Kurdish militia confirms Syrian troops entered Afrin to deploy along border with Turkey and help defend enclave
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Syrian TV reports Turks shelling area where pro-government forces have entered Afrin enclave, journalists fleeSyrian TV reports Turks shelling area where pro-government forces have entered Afrin enclave, journalists flee
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pro-government Syrian fighters begin entering Kurdish enclave of Afrin despite Turkish threatsPro-government Syrian fighters begin entering Kurdish enclave of Afrin despite Turkish threats
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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