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Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves two dead

Two Jordanians are killed and an Israeli is wounded during the incident in Amman.

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Two ultra-Orthodox feminists challenge Israel’s political landscape

A nonprofit organization is trying to pressure the Haredi leadership to give women a voice.

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Israeli troops deploy across East Jerusalem and West Bank after violence over holy site

19-year-old Palestinian attacker wrote on Facebook that ‘all I have is a sharpened knife.’

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Clashes break out near Jerusalem holy site amid dispute over metal detectors

Muslims in Jerusalem are threatening a massive protest at the al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday.

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Syrian rebels feel betrayed by U.S. decision to end CIA support: ‘It will weaken America’s influence.’

U.S. priorities have shifted to fighting the Islamic State.

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American scholar convicted in Iran known for his ‘intellectual curiosity,’ professor says

Xiyue Wang, 37, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage charges.

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Iran sentences Princeton graduate student to 10 years for espionage, report says

Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old PhD student, was reportedly detained in 2016.

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Erdogan’s speech on anniversary of coup attempt highlights Turkey’s divisions

In front of a massive crowd, the president said, ‘The treachery we face makes us stronger.’  

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After Islamic State defeat, a daunting search for bodies in Mosul’s rubble

Thousands were killed in the nine-month offensive, aid workers say. But a final death toll may never be known.

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The United States and Europe are on a collision course over Iran

European companies are forging ahead with investments in Iran despite concerns over U.S. commitment to the nuclear accord.

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Gunmen kill 2 Israeli police officers at entrance to Jerusalem mosque complex

Site holy to both Jews and Muslims is a scene of frequent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces.

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With a push from Trump’s envoy, Israel and the Palestinians make a water deal

The agreement is also designed to build trust between the parties as the U.S. encourages peace talks.

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Mosque Crisis and Jordan Attack Raise Fears of Escalating Violence in Israel

Violence now appears to have spread across the border, with the report of a gun attack inside the Israeli Embassy in Jordan’s capital.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State

Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is accused of trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to ISIS.

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Jerusalem: Israel installs security cameras near holy site

It remains unclear if metal detectors there that have sparked protests will be removed.

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Qatar crisis: Turkey's Erdogan calls for swift end to Gulf dispute

Turkey's leader says the row is not in anyone's interest as he begins two days of shuttle diplomacy.

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German Teenager Suspected of Trying to Join ISIS Is Found in Iraq

The 16-year-old, missing since last summer, was found in a basement in Mosul. She may face criminal charges in Iraq. Some reports say she worked with ...

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Syria army announces halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta

A cessation of hostilities is declared in parts of Eastern Ghouta after a Russia-led initiative.

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Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack

The victims were stabbed to death in an attack on a house in a West Bank settlement.

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One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle East

Women’s rights groups are making bold efforts to change loopholes that allow accused and convicted rapists to evade punishment by marrying their victims.

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Clashes as Israel bars men under 50 from holy site

Israeli police have barred male worshipers under 50 from entering the Old City of Jerusalem and Temple Mount, also known as the Noble Sanctuary, for ...

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Abbas to ‘freeze contact’ with Israel until metal detectors at al-Aqsa Mosque are removed

Three Palestinians fatally shot amid protests; three Israelis reported killed in West Bank attack.

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With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

Moves by the judiciary undermine Rouhani’s attempts to improve ties with the West.

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Turkish court orders arrest of Amnesty director and five human rights workers on terrorism charges 

The six were arrested at a workshop covering digital security and “resilience” in difficult circumstances.

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As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

The widening of the divide between the rulers of Gaza and the West Bank comes as Trump pushes Israel and the Palestinians to talk about peace.

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Hezbollah and Syrian Army Attack Islamists on Lebanon Border

A joint operation by the Lebanese militant group and Syrian forces seeks to dislodge Islamists hiding among refugees near the border between Lebanon and Syria.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Refuses to Back Down in Feud With Germany

"You do not have the power to scare us,” the president said in response to German criticisms.

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