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This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Thursday, July 27, 2017, claims to show the launching of Simorgh satellite-carrying rocket in an undisclosed location, Iran. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)
Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into spaceIranian state TV says Iran has successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space
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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter, runs as he fires mortars against the Islamic State militants at one of the front lines, in Raqqa city, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 27, 2017. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the city in northern Syria has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by the extremists, a spokeswoman for the fighters and monitors said Thursday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US-backed Syrian fighters now control almost half of IS citySpokeswoman, activists: Syrian fighters battling IS now have taken nearly half of militants' de facto capital, Raqqa
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Israeli border police officers are seen next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in JerusalemViolence has returned to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clash with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack there
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Arab Foreign Ministers and delegations pay a minute of silence to the Arab League deputy chief Ahmed Bin Helli, who died early July, during their urgent meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Arab foreign ministers meet to discuss Arab action to the Israeli violations against Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: More clashes after nightfall at Jerusalem siteThe Latest: Palestinians, Israeli forces clash again in Jerusalem; Palestinian dies of injuries from earlier in week
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Kuwait shutters Shiite TV over owners ties to terror groupKuwait shutters private Shiite satellite TV after its owner was sentenced to 5 years over involvement in terror group
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Zakaria al-Jawadah, center left, the father of Mohammed Mohammed al-Jawawdeh, a 17-year-old Jordanian, who was killed on Sunday evening by an Israeli security guard who said he was attacked by him with a screwdriver, cries at a funeral tent in Amman, Jordan, Monday, July 24, 2017. The deadly shooting, that killed  two Jordanians at a residential building used by Israeli embassy staff in Jordan, has further complicated Israeli government efforts to find a way out of an escalating crisis over the Holy Land's most contested shrine. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
Jordan king lashes out at Israel PM over embassy deathsJordan's king lashes out at Israeli PM for 'unacceptable and provocative behavior' over Israeli embassy incident
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Israel's Netanyahu calls for death penalty for Palestinian who killed 3 Israelis in attack on West Bank settlementIsrael's Netanyahu calls for death penalty for Palestinian who killed 3 Israelis in attack on West Bank settlement
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Clashes erupt between Israeli police, Palestinian stone-throwers at contested Jerusalem shrine after it reopensClashes erupt between Israeli police, Palestinian stone-throwers at contested Jerusalem shrine after it reopens
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President-elect Donald Trump, talks with reporters as he arrives at Trump Tower, in New York. Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aides amid crisisIsolated Qatar hires Washington influence firm founded by Trump's former aides amid crises between Doha and Arab quartet
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, then Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan listens to a speech during a Fatah conference in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. The exiled Palestinian politician who quietly negotiated a power-sharing deal for Gaza with former arch foe Hamas discussed the details for the first time in an interview, saying he expects the understandings to lead to a swift opening of the blockaded territory's border with Egypt and ease crippling power shortages. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill, File)
Gaza power-sharing deal moves ahead with parliament meetingHamas lawmakers, those affiliated with former Gaza strongman meet for first time in a decade in Gaza's parliament
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Jordan's king says Israel displayed 'unacceptable, provocative' behavior after embassy shooting, warns ties affectedJordan's king says Israel displayed 'unacceptable, provocative' behavior after embassy shooting, warns ties affected
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Thousands of Muslims flock to Jerusalem holy site for first prayers there after Israel removed security measuresThousands of Muslims flock to Jerusalem holy site for first prayers there after Israel removed security measures
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FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, an Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Etihad, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, said Thursday, July 27, 2017 it lost $1.87 billion in 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
UAE airline Etihad announces loss of $1.87B in 2016United Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad says it lost $1.87 billion in 2016
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Iranian semi-official media say that Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a satellite into spaceIranian semi-official media say that Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a satellite into space
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Rights group: Armed groups in western Libya attack activistsHuman Rights Watch: Armed groups in western Libya, some linked to UN-backed government, attack activists
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