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Saudi king's speech makes no mention of slain journalistSaudi Arabia's King Salman has given his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of the accusations that the prince ordered the killing
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Putin and Erdogan in Turkey to mark key phase in pipelineRussian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are in Istanbul to mark the completion of a key phase in a natural gas pipeline
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Syrian government troops take southern district from ISSyrian troops, their allies capture southern district from Islamic State group after weeks of heavy fighting
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Houthi Shiite fighters chant slogans as they guard a street leading to the residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. A senior leader from Yemen’s Houthi rebels says that for the sake of peace efforts the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia, its larger northern neighbor who is leading a U.S.-backed Arab coalition to restore Yemen’s internationally recognized government.  (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi ArabiaYemeni rebel leader says group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intactIsrael avoids early elections after key coalition partner says he won't withdraw his party from Netanyahu government
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Britain's top diplomat in Iran as US oil sanctions back onBritain's top diplomat in Iran, less than 2 weeks after the US re-imposed oil sanctions on Tehran
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The Latest: Saudi king says Yemen priority in policy speechThe Latest: Saudi Arabia's King Salman says that his country supports a political solution to end the war in Yemen
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The Latest: Israeli education minister to stay in governmentThe Latest: Israeli education minister says he'll keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu's coalition intact
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Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett says he will keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu coalition intactIsraeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett says he will keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu coalition intact
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Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, left, and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, center,  attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
Netanyahu takes on defense post amid call for early pollsIsrael's Netanyahu takes on defense minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government
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Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, left, and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, center,  attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministryIsrael's prime minister says he will also take over as defense minister and is rejecting calls to hold early elections
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Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loomIsraeli PM Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom
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Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5An Iraqi security official says five people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the city of Tikrit
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Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salariesIran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained four workers protesting not having been paid their salaries for months in the southwestern province of Khuzestan
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In this photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, right, meets with with Iraqi President Barham Salih, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Salman met with Salih a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran. Salih's back-to-back visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia reflect the delicate balance Iraq seeks to maintain in a region where its two powerful neighbors are battling for supremacy. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)
Iraq's president meets Saudi king after visiting rival IranIn delicate balance, Iraq's President Barham Salih meets with Saudi King Salman day after visit to the kingdom's rival Iran
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