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Syrian government forces hit last rebel enclave, killing 9

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BEIRUT — Syrian government rockets hit two villages in the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria on Thursday, killing at least nine civilians, including...

Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

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BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday, citing “key differences” with the president after nine months of political wrangling that failed...

6 dead, 2 missing in floods, landslides in northeast Turkey

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ANKARA, Turkey — At least six people have been killed and two people are missing after heavy rains hit Turkey’s northeastern Black Sea coast,...

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

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

Lebanon PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

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BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Thursday he was stepping down, nine months after he was named to the post by the...

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...