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Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by policeAmnesty International says Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Students inspect their badly damaged university, recently liberated from Islamic State militants on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraq premier orders probe into violations by troops in MosulIraq's prime minister has ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Yemeni government forces take strategic port of MokhaA top military official says forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen have seized control of a strategic Red Sea port, after waging an assault against Shiite rebels
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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)
Video shows Italian who was tortured to death in EgyptEgyptian state television has aired footage of an Italian student taken weeks before he was abducted and tortured to death
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Trump calls Egypt's el-Sissi, offers supportEgypt's presidency says that U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who expressed hope for a "new push" in bilateral relations under Trump's administration
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Israeli leader urges no 'surprises' for Trump administrationIsrael's prime minister says he doesn't want to surprise the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, while recognizing the "significant opportunities" the new president may present
The Associated Press7 hours ago
U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, speaks to head of Syrian opposition delegation Mohammed Alloush, right, prior to talks on Syrian peace at a hotel hall in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The talks are the latest attempt to forge a political settlement to end a war that has by most estimates killed more than 400,000 people since March 2011 and displaced more than half the country's population. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Icy, brief face-to-face meeting of Syria government, rebelsTheir seats remained empty for a few tense minutes after the Russia-Turkey-sponsored talks were officially inaugurated
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Top Hamas leader in Gaza visits Egypt, 1st trip since 2013The top Hamas official from the Gaza Strip has arrived in Egypt for meetings with security officials, the highest level visit by a member of the Palestinian militant group since Egypt's army overthrew an Islamist president in 2013
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Emirates to launch second US flight stopping in EuropeThe Middle East's biggest airline is launching a new daily service between Dubai and Newark that will stop in the Greek capital, Athens
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Aleppo's landmark mosque bears scars of Syria's warGreat Mosque of Aleppo, centuries-old treasure, is today a grim testament to the ravages of Syria's war
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Delegations of Russia, Iran and Turkey hold talks on Syrian peace at a hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The talks are the latest attempt to forge a political settlement to end a war that has by most estimates killed more than 400,000 people since March 2011 and displaced more than half the country's population. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Syria talks may signal shift in conflict dynamicsSyria talks, sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran come at a time of significant changes to the conflict in its sixth year
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Vice President Mike Pence, right, accompanied by President Donald Trump, left, swears in White House senior staff during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Iran cautious in its first comments about US President TrumpIran cautious in its comments about Donald Trump; Tehran spokesman says it's 'too soon' to assess new US president
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Trump properties face global terror risk with presidencySecurity experts warn businesses around the world bearing Trump's name face increased risk now he is in the White House
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Syrian government envoy denounces speech by rebel representative at Astana talks, calls it 'insolent' and 'provocative'Syrian government envoy denounces speech by rebel representative at Astana talks, calls it 'insolent' and 'provocative'
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)
Jerusalem mayor says Trump 'serious' about embassy moveJerusalem mayor says Trump administration 'serous' about moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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