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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 7:38 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces raised their flag over the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus on Tuesday as state media promoted what it said was the "liberation" of the last quarters of the capital from rebels and Islamic State group militants. Police motorcycles flying the flag roared...
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FILE - In this file photo released on Sunday, April 22, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, smoke rises after Syrian government airstrikes and shelling hit in Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood held by Islamic State militants, southern Damascus, Syria. Syria's military said Monday, May 21, 2018, that it has liberated the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State and has declared the Syrian capital and its surroundings "completely safe" and free of any militant presence. (SANA via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 9:51 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Monday it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and declared the Syrian capital and its surroundings "completely safe" from militants for the first time in nearly seven years. Reading an army statement on Syrian...
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May 20, 2018 - 5:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said...
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A small group of Indian protestors hold placards to condemn what they say is Israel's aggression against Palestinians and the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, as they gather in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Nearly 60 Palestinian demonstrators were killed by Israeli fire during protests on the Gaza border this week. Placards in Hindi language read "America down down, take my land and people and imprison them, enemy of humanity, I will still not compromise”. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 18, 2018 - 10:52 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The U.N.'s top human rights body has voted to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. The U.N. Human Rights Council, meeting in a special...
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Radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman, center, sits on the defendant's chair during his trial at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, May 18, 2018. Abdurrahman is accused of being the key ideologue for IS militants in Indonesia and ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
May 18, 2018 - 3:39 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Friday demanded death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who is accused of ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. Abdurrahman, who...
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In this image from video released by the Department of Defense, Niger military members arrive at the scene where the body of Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Fla., was recovered after an ambush that killed four U.S. service members in October 2017 in Niger. The dramatic new drone video, released May 17, 2018, of the ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape, and fighting for their lives after friendly Nigerien forces mistook them for the enemy. (Department of Defense via AP
May 17, 2018 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape and fighting for their lives after friendly Nigerien forces mistook them for the enemy. It describes how the fleeing troops set up a quick defensive...
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during the dedication ceremony of the Guatemala Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, Wednesday May 16, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Most of the protesters killed this week by Israeli fire along the border with the Gaza Strip were members of Hamas, the militant group said Wednesday, an assertion that deepens the starkly different narratives on both sides over the deaths. Israel, which has faced blistering...
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Marwan Shtewi, 32, lies on the bed while his mother's Fatma, stands near him at the surgery's ward of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Shtewi was shot in his hand and abdomen by Israeli troops during a protest east of Gaza City on Monday. With few prospects and little to fear, Shtewi is among the crowds of young men who put themselves on the front lines of violent protests along the border with Israel, risking their lives in a weekly showdown meant to draw attention to the dire conditions of Gaza. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
May 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Marwan Shtewi is poor, unemployed and at the age of 32 has never even left the Gaza Strip. With few prospects and little to fear, Shtewi is among the crowds of young men who put themselves on the front lines of violent protests along the border with Israel, risking...
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Officers move into position following an attack at the regional police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead sword-wielding men who attacked the police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country. (AP Photo/Akbari)
May 16, 2018 - 7:34 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country. National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said the men attacked...
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Protesters, hold placards during a demonstration near Israel's consulate in Istanbul, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The placard left reads in Turkish: "Even if the world is mute, we will not be silent'. Speaking late Monday, the Turkish government's spokesman announced three days of mourning after Israeli forces killed 58 Palestinians, most by gunfire, as they protested the Gaza blockade and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
May 15, 2018 - 2:48 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The Palestinian envoy to Washington has been recalled to Ramallah in protest over the U.S. relocating its embassy to Jerusalem. Husam Zomlot confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that he is returning...
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