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Women and children wait to be screened after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, near Baghouz, eastern Syria, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devotedSmall trucks carrying civilians leave Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in escorted convoy
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Sudan's President has declared a state of emergency on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup— also said Friday that for now he will not change the constitution to allow himself to seek a third term in office. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands CabinetSudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests
The Associated Press6 hours ago
From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another dayIslamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria slip across border into Iraq, destabilizing its fragile security
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A demonstrator holds a presidential portrait with the question mark during a march in the streets of the Algerian capital, Algiers, to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, Friday, Feb. 23, 2019. The 81-year-old Bouteflika announced this month that he plans to seek a new term in April presidential elections despite serious questions over his fitness for office after a 2013 stroke left him largely infirm. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
Protests in Algeria against president's bid for 5th termDemonstrators take to the streets in several Algerian towns to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Israeli acting foreign minister doubles down on Nazi commentIsrael's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Sex assault suspect extradited from Israel to PennsylvaniaAn Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania area has been extradited back to the United States
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, Pakistan's army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor addresses a news conference in Rawalpindi. Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
Pakistan's army strips ex-spy chief of pension over bookPakistan's army has stripped off a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits as retired army officer over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Palestinians protest in Gaza and Jerusalem, 1 killedGaza officials say Israeli gunfire killed a Palestinian teenager at a protest along Gaza-Israel border fence, as thousands in contested Jerusalem descended on a section of a flashpoint holy site
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UN body expresses concern over executions in EgyptUN rights body concerned about executions in Egypt following death sentences handed down amid torture claims
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Rights group urges Libyan forces to lift siege on civiliansHuman Rights Watch urges Libyan strongman's self-styled army to lift siege of civilians trapped in eastern city
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Document: Man accused of attacking officer asked to be shotAuthorities say an Islamic State follower charged with terrorism had asked a sheriff's sergeant in metro Phoenix to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and walked toward him with a knife
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a statement in Ramat Gan, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's NetanyahuIsrael's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Netanyahu announce they are joining forces ahead of April vote
The Associated Press1 day ago
Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from SyriaIraqi security official: US-backed Syrian militia fighting IS in Syria hands over more than 150 Iraqi militants to Iraq
The Associated Press1 day ago
A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's deathTwo officials say they are trying to verify reports that Fabian Clain, a Frenchman who is one of Europe's most-wanted members of Islamic State group, has died in an airstrike in Syria
The Associated Press1 day ago
A commander with a US-backed Syrian force says twin bombings in market in eastern Syria have killed at least 14 peopleA commander with a US-backed Syrian force says twin bombings in market in eastern Syria have killed at least 14 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
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