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Iran tries to reconcile Syria and Hamas, rebuilding allianceIran and the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group are trying to mediate between the Palestinian Hamas and the Syrian government years after Hamas left Syria after its leadership publicly supported opponents of President Bashar Assad
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, top center, reviews army troops marching during the 37th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Iran's Revolutionary Guard has unveiled its latest ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers — about 1,250 miles— capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during paradeIran's Revolutionary Guard unveils its latest ballistic missile that can reach much of Mideast, including Israel
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader, Supreme Guide Mohammed Mahdi Akef talks during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt. Former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group has died in hospital while on trial. The 89-year-old Akef suffered from health complications and was hospitalized in Cairo before his death on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nasser Nouri, File)
Former leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef dies at 89The former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, Mahdi Akef, who had been detained since 2013, has died
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U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, right, and Iraq armed forces spokesman Gen. Yahyah Rasul hold a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Dillon said the Kurdish referendum had pulled "resources and focus" away from the fight against IS and he predicted that after swift Iraqi victories in western Anbar, the battle for Hawija will be "hard fighting." (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
The Latest: Turkey says Kurdish referendum plans illegalTurkey's highest security body has branded as "illegal and unacceptable" plans by Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region to hold a referendum on independence
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Syrian Kurds vote as part of move toward federal systemSyrian Kurds begin voting in their communities in attempt to move toward federal system within Syria
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Iraqi Shiite militias join battle for IS-held town of HawijaSpokesman says Iraq's mostly Shiite paramilitary forces have joined battle against IS in contested province of Kirkuk
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Jordan's young crown prince makes global debut in UN speechJordan's 23-year-old crown prince debuts at UN General Assembly, signaling he's being groomed for prominent role
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Rabbis say Bahrain king wants Arab boycott of Israel to endPair of Los Angeles-based rabbis say Bahrain king recently told them he wants an end to Arab boycott of Israel
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Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, leaves 5 dead, 90 missingThe Libyan coast guard says some 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the country's west coast
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Gas explosion in Iran's holy city of Qom kills 4Iran's official news agency says a gas explosion in a motel in the holy city of Qom has killed at least four people and injured 15
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In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with members of Iran's Experts Assembly in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Khamenei said Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Iran's top leader dismisses Trump's 'ugly, foolish' remarksIran's supreme leader says U.S. President Donald Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation
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Business ties complicate Muslim states' response to RohingyaThe muted response of the Muslim world to the exodus of Rohingya Muslims may have roots in lucrative business interests in Southeast Asia
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This image made from video provided by Kurdistan 24 shows an Iraqi tank moving into position as forces begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija, Iraq from the Islamic State group Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Prime minister Haider al-Abadi says the operation began at dawn in a statement released by his office, just two days after Iraqi forces began an offensive against IS holdouts in Iraq's vast western Anbar province. (Kurdistan 24 via AP)
Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS groupIraq's prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group.
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Egyptian Cabinet expands grounds for withdrawing citizenshipEgypt seeks to amend law on withdrawal of citizenship to include those convicted of harming state security, others
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Bet on Trump or challenge Israel? Palestinians mull strategyBet on Trump or challenge US and Israel: Palestinians ponder strategy after years of failed efforts to reach statehood
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