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Supervisor of Navy SEAL charged in war crime caseCourt marital starts for officer who supervised Navy SEAL accused of killing Islamic State prisoner; lawyer says he plans to plead not guilty to charges
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The Latest: Navy SEAL supervisor charged in war crime caseOfficer who supervised Navy SEAL accused of killing Islamic State prisoner charged in war crime case; plans to plead not guilty to charges
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Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant after officer woundedAuthorities say Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip has killed a Palestinian militant and wounded four others, shortly after an Israeli soldier was shot along the border of the coastal enclave
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Iran denounces German ban on its Mahan AirIran's Foreign Ministry has denounced as "hasty and incorrect" a German ban on Iran's Mahan Air from landing in the country
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Iran summons Swiss envoy over detention of US-born TV anchorIran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Swiss envoy in Tehran over the "illegal" detention of an American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television
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UAE hosted Syrian businessman on US sanctions listThe United Arab Emirates has hosted a Syrian trade delegation led by a businessman and lawmaker on the U.S. Treasury sanctions list since the country's civil war erupted in 2011
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Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully testedIsrael says it's successfully tested defense system against ballistic missile threats outside the atmosphere
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the funeral of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Sudan’s embattled president has flown to Qatar, the tiny but wealthy Gulf state that has offered him help as he faces protests initially sparked by the country’s economic woes but which soon shifted to calling on him to step down. Qatar’s official news agency said al-Bashir, in power since 1989, will meet Wednesday with the emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Sudan's embattled president travels to Qatar amid unrestSudan's embattled al-Bashir flies to Qatar, his first trip abroad since protests against his rule began nearly five weeks ago
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2018 file handout photo provided a Sudanese activist, a protester stands in tear gas during clashes with security forces in Khartoum, Sudan. The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove President Omar al-Bashir, an authoritarian leader, and win freedoms and human rights. (Sudanese Activist via AP, File)
Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists' work permitsQatari satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera says that its correspondents in Sudan have had their work permits withdrawn by security officials
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Egypt says clashes kill 7 troops, 59 militants in SinaiEgypt says at least seven troops including an officer have been killed in clashes with militants in recent operations in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian security forces  inspect a burned car at the site of an explosion, in the coastal city of Latakia, Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Syrian state TV said Tuesday's blast was a car bomb that went off in Al-Hammam Square in Latakia that has been a government stronghold since the conflict began in March 2011. (SANA via AP)
Syria: Blast in coastal city of Latakia kills 1Syrian state TV is reporting that an explosion has occurred at an intersection in the coastal city of Latakia inflicting casualties
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A man heads to the Lebanese central bank, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Lebanon's finance minister says a report by Moody's Investors Service that downgraded the country's long-term investment ratings reflect the need for quickly forming a new government and implement financial reform. Ali Hassan Khalil's tweet on Tuesday came hours after Moody's downgraded the Lebanon's issuer ratings to Caa1 from B3. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanon rating downgraded on default risksLebanon's finance minister says a report by Moody's Investors Service that downgraded the country's long-term investment ratings reflect the need for quickly forming a new government and implement financial reform
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US aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peaceUS cutoff in aid to Palestinians hobbles groups committed to a more peaceful future
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a business meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Erdogan has told his American counterpart, Donald Trump, that Turkey's "ready to take over the security" of the key northern Syrian town of Manbij "without losing time." (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeastern SyriaIslamic State suicide bomber targets joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week
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AP PHOTOS: Slain journalist captured Libya's turmoilAP PHOTOS: Slain journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa, a contributor to the AP since 2014, captured Libya's turmoil and its people's resilience
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