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JERUSALEM — Israel says it has expanded a missile defense system with the addition of longer range, more precise interception capabilities. ...
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CAIRO — The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that Egypt is making progress with its economic reform program, although it will still take time...
Cyprus peace deal nudges closer as hurdles still to overcome

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Diplomats are meeting Wednesday in the Swiss resort of Mont Pelerin, charged with figuring out if the differences are bridgeable in...
Iraqi PM wants full disclosure about 2003 US-led invasion

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister is demanding full disclosure about events surrounding the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. ...
Egypt puts soccer star Aboutrika on no-fly, terror list

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities have placed one of the country's all-time greatest soccer players on a terror watch and no-fly list, over accusations he...
The Latest: 3 young Afghans stopped in Poland

ATHENS, Greece — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): ...
Iraq military: Troops have ‘full control’ of eastern Mosul

BAGHDAD — U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in "full control" of eastern Mosul after routing Islamic State militants from that...
Russia, Turkish in joint airstrikes on IS in northern Syria

MOSCOW — The Russian military says it has teamed up with Turkey to conduct joint airstrikes against an Islamic State group's stronghold in northern...
EU migration chief deplores conditions in Greek island camps

ATHENS, Greece — Europe's top official for migration on Wednesday deplored the plight of thousands of refugees and other migrants in camps on Greece's...
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ANKARA, Turkey — A senior Turkish official says two-thirds of a border wall to prevent infiltration from Syria has been completed, and that authorities...

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