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Turkey marks 5th anniversary of crushed military coup

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey marked the fifth anniversary of a failed military coup with a series of events Thursday commemorating the people who died...

Lebanon PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

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BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday, nine months after he was named to the post by the parliament, citing “key...

Greek PM stresses border protection, including at sea

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ATHENS, Greece — Greece is “committed to protecting its borders,” including by intercepting people at sea if they are attempting to enter the country...

US, Afghan’s neighbors scramble to address Taliban surge

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ISLAMABAD — A Taliban surge has put the insurgent force in control of key border posts, opened up fresh sources of revenue and rattled...

Judge to hear bid to extradite driving school owner to Iraq

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PHOENIX — An Arizona judge will hold a hearing Thursday over whether to sign off on a request by the Iraqi government to extradite...

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

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BAGHDAD — Iraq's foreign minister pledged Thursday that his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically...

Israel arrests dozens of Hamas-linked students in West Bank

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JERUSALEM — Israel says it arrested “dozens” of Palestinian students in the occupied West Bank who are linked to the Hamas militant group. ...

Turkey marks 5th anniversary of crushed military coup

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey marked the fifth anniversary of a failed military coup with a series of events Thursday commemorating the people who died...

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM — The owner of Israel's Beitar soccer club said Thursday that he called off a friendly match with international powerhouse Barcelona over its...

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

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BAGHDAD — Iraq's foreign minister pledged Thursday that his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically...