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Libya strongman Hifter signals he may run for presidentEastern Libya's strongman has offered the strongest indication yet that he intends to run for president if elections are held next year, saying he would only answer to "the will of the Libyan people."
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Passengers wait in Ben Gurion airport during a nationwide strike in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Israel's national trade union is holding a nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva's decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffsIsrael's national trade union has held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva's decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key services across the country
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Palestinian paramedics evacuate a wounded protester who wears what looks like a suicide belt during clashes with Israeli troops following protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The man was shot after he stabbed a policeman with a knife. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Correction: Israel-Palestinians storyCorrection: Israel-Palestinians story
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Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 10 women in YemenWitnesses and health officials say an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition has struck a wedding procession east of Yemen's capital, killing 10 women
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Israelis march against corruption amid Netanyahu probeThousands of Israelis are calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign at a demonstration in central Tel Aviv
The Associated Press20 hours ago
This Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 photo shows a view of Saint Catherine monastery in South Sinai, Egypt,  where there was a  ceremony for the opening of the ancient library.  The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side of the library that houses the world’s second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library, according to Monk Damyanos, the monastery’s archbishop.  (AP Photo/Samy Magdy)
Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovationsEgypt inaugurates an ancient library in the famed St. Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Syrian troops march into rebel-held province of IdlibSyrian government forces have entered small parts of the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib in one of their deepest incursions into the area where President Bashar Assad's government almost has no presence
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Libya's coast guard rescues over 270 migrantsA Libyan official says coast guards have rescued at least 270 migrants off Libya's east coast
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Relatives lose contact with Palestinian tycoon in SaudiRelatives say they lost touch with Jordanian-Palestinian tycoon after he flew to Saudi Arabia for a business trip
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AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle EastAP PHOTOS: Editors' picks for the best images of 2017 from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Yemeni rebels slam US charges that Iran is arming HouthisYemeni rebel official slams U.S. charges that Iran is funneling missiles to Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis
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Lebanon sets date of parliamentary elections for May 6Lebanon sets parliamentary elections for May in vote seen as key test of PM Hariri and Hezbollah's support
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Yemeni officials say foreign aid workers have left port cityYemeni officials: Foreign aid workers have left port city of Hodeida amid intensifying clashes
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Lebanese Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil, center, speaks during a press conference, at the Ministry of Energy and Water in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Abi Khalil said that the country will start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas in 2019. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanon: Oil and gas drilling to begin in 2019Lebanon's energy and water minister says the country will start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas in 2019
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Turkey's Erdogan: Muslim nations to go to UN over JerusalemTurkey's president: Muslim nations to seek UN 'annulment' of Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
The Associated Press2 days ago
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