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Feds: New York woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic StateA Long Island woman is accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money overseas to help the Islamic State group
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A woman leaves the gate of Teva Pharmaceutical facility in Neot Hovav, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, says it is laying off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring. The company said Thursday that the layoffs represent over 25 percent of its global work force. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work forceIsraeli drugmaker Teva laying off 14,000 workers, over a quarter of its workforce, as part of global restructuring
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Hunger at Damascus' door as Syrian government blocks aidSyrian children go hungry at Damascus' door as Russia- and Iran-backed President Assad's forces block trucks with aid
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Lebanese Cabinet approves licenses for oil drillingLebanese Cabinet approves licenses for 3 international companies for exploratory drilling off Lebanon's coast
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Egypt to sign deal to help resumption of Russian flightsEgypt, Russia to sign security protocol to pave way for resumption of Russian flights to Cairo
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Hamas marks 30th anniversary at low point of Gaza ruleThousands of Palestinians gather in Gaza City to mark 30th anniversary of founding of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that dominates the territory
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Egypt activist sentenced to 3 years for government criticismEgyptian lawyers: Opposition activist sentenced to 3 years over criticism of government's decision on Red Sea islands
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Israeli drug maker Teva announces plan to cut 14,000 jobs as part of global restructuring planIsraeli drug maker Teva announces plan to cut 14,000 jobs as part of global restructuring plan
The Associated Press14 hours ago
The Latest: Turkey suggests opening embassy to PalestineTurkey's top diplomat says it plans to open an embassy in east Jerusalem once the world recognizes an independent Palestinian state
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Israel stages airstrikes in Gaza Strip, response to rocketsThe Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to new rocket attacks
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Palestinians, a large Jerusalem minority, feel Trump snubTrump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has stirred defiance and new fears of marginalization among the city's large Palestinian minority
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers his speech in the opening session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Leaders and high-ranking officials of Muslim countries met in Istanbul to discuss the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Erdogan_ term president of OIC, the umbrella organisation of 57-members, has been vehemently critical of the U.S. move and said the leaders would relay a "strong message." (Emrah Yorulmaz/Pool Photo via AP)
Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediatorPalestinian leader calls on U.N. to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator, suggests he might not cooperate with any Trump efforts to broker Israeli-Palestinian deal
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel intercepts 2 rockets from Gaza in latest exchangeThe Israeli military says it intercepted two rockets fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, and a third landed in an open area
The Associated Press1 day ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks during the closing news conference following the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Muslim nations of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and appear set to counter it with a declaration of east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
The Latest: White House says it's still seeking Mideast dealThe White House says President Donald Trump "remains as committed to peace as ever" after the Palestinians said they would no longer accept a U.S. role in the peace process with Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 23 in YemenYemeni rebel officials say suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens in the rebel-held capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
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