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US eyes ways to remove Erdogan foe to appease Turkey: NBC

US eyes ways to remove Erdogan foe to appease Turkey: NBC

The Trump administration is exploring possible ways to remove US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a foe of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi's killing
Khashoggi case

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi's killing

The announcement appears aimed at distancing the killers and their operation from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Israel’s hawkish defence minister quits, potentially threatening Netanyahu's government
World Politics

Israel’s hawkish defence minister quits, potentially threatening Netanyahu's government

The prime minister, whose calling card has been national security, faces increasing criticism from his right-wing rivals.

  • by Isabel Kershner
US believes journalist missing six years in Syria is alive
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US believes journalist missing six years in Syria is alive

A senior State Department official says journalist Austin Tice is believed to be still alive more than six years after he was abducted.

Israeli defence chief Lieberman resigns, savages Gaza truce
Israel

Israeli defence chief Lieberman resigns, savages Gaza truce

Announcing his decision, Lieberman deemed Tuesday's Egyptian-mediated deal with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas "a capitulation to terror".

‘Tell your boss’: Recording links Saudi prince to Khashoggi killing
Khashoggi case

‘Tell your boss’: Recording links Saudi prince to Khashoggi killing

Audio of one of the Saudi assassins is believed to be the closest link yet implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Khashoggi's killing.

  • by Julian Barnes, Eric Schmitt & David Kirkpatrick
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Turkish fury over French 'game' remarks on Khashoggi
Khashoggi case

Turkish fury over French 'game' remarks on Khashoggi

Turkish anger after French minister says President Tayyip Erdogan playing a political game over sharing intelligence on killing of Saudi journalist.

  • by Ece Toksabay
Several dead as fighting escalates after 'botched' Israeli raid in Gaza
Israel

Several dead as fighting escalates after 'botched' Israeli raid in Gaza

Palestinians in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel, a day after a botched Israeli incursion prompted deadly fighting.

  • by Nidal al-Mughrabi & Jeffrey Heller
Taking your cat to the afterlife: mummified moggies found in Egypt
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Taking your cat to the afterlife: mummified moggies found in Egypt

The team also found painted wooden cobra and crocodile sarcophagi, a collection of gilded statues depicting animal features.

  • by Patrick Werr
Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises

Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises

The death toll from a triple car bombing in Somalia's capital Mogadishu has risen to 40, including seven terrorists, a senior police officer says.

The day I drank (bad) coffee with armed militants in a concrete jungle
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The day I drank (bad) coffee with armed militants in a concrete jungle

The men of Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon are full of masculine posturing, pride, and thwarted dreams.

  • by Michael Bachelard