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Forensics stand carry the body of Moatez Higazi after he was shot on the roof of his house in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy siteIsrael to allow Muslim prayers at Jerusalem holy site
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Children rights activist Malala Yousafzai, right, receives the World's Children's Prize from Swedish Queen Silvia, left, at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace winner Malala Yousafzai has received the World's Children's Prize 2014 — a global vote involving millions of children. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Anders Wiklund) SWEDEN OUT
Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza schoolNobel peace winner Malala donates funds to build war-damaged Gaza school
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Mona Seif, left, and her mother Laila Soueif, a university professor who is an also an activist, stand outside a court that convicted 23 activists of staging an illegal demonstration and sentenced them each to three years in jail, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Among the 23 is Sanaa Seif, who hails from a family of longtime rights campaigners, including her late father Ahmed Seif al-Dawla and brother Alaa Abdel-Fattah. Another defendant is Yara Sallam, a prominent rights lawyer. Sunday's verdicts, which can be appealed, comes at a time when Egypt is swept by nationalist sentiments following a dramatic surge in attacks blamed on Islamic militants on troops and security forces in the Sinai Peninsula while witnessing a smear campaign targeting many of the secular pro-democracy campaigners behind the 2011 uprising. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)
Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strikeMother, sister of detained Egyptian activists on hunger strike to gain their freedom
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in IraqBodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters killed by Islamic State group found in mass grave
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Bouthaina Shaaban, Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Shaaban accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group. In the background is a picture of Syrian President Assad. (AP Photo/Diaa Hadid)
Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'AP Interview: Assad adviser says Turkey's involvement in Syrian city is 'aggression'
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimesAmnesty International says Libyan fighters committing war crimes with impunity
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisonersRights group accuses Islamic State militants of killing some 600 Shiite Iraqi prison inmates
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A Turkish military vehicle drives on a hillside backdropped by destroyed buildings in the town of Kobani following airstrikes by the US led coalition, seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border townIraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops start entering Syrian town of Kobani from Turkey, activists say
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The family of Rezaian jailed without charge in Iran is urging authorities in Tehran to release him, calling his incarceration a “farce” 100 days after he was detained. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Reporter's family urges Iran to release himFamily of Washington Post journalist detained in Iran urges authorities to set him free
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Syrian activists: First group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from TurkeySyrian activists: First group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from Turkey
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanksReport: Iran foils sabotage attempt involving tanks used for transporting heavy water
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In this Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 photo, a model prepares to walk a runway before a fashion show in Neve Tirza prison in Ramle, central Israel. Neve Tirza, Israel’s only women’s prison, hosted its first fashion show Monday where models strutted on a red catwalk, showcasing clothes designed and made by inmates. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion showAP PHOTOS: At an Israeli prison, professional models prowl the catwalk in inmates' creations
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Supporters of Tunisian party Nida Tunis (Tunisia Calls), one showing the logo on the party,  celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014. Nida Tunis took around 35 percent of the seats of the parliament, giving it the right to present a prime minister and form a governing coalition. The Islamists trailed with just 25 percent of the seats. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Anti-Islamists take most seats in Tunisia pollLiberal party takes 39 percent of seats in Tunisia elections, Islamists close second
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Children, their faces painted with the US, Kurdish and YPG (People's Protection Units) flags, flash victory signs as they pose on a hillside overlooking the town of Kobani during airstrikes by the US led coalition, seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in TurkeyPeshmerga troops, en route to fight Islamic militants in Syria, cheered by Kurds in Turkey
The Associated Press15 hours ago
UN says Syria's neighbors at 'breaking point'UN says Syria's neighbors at 'breaking point' as refugee crisis continues; 3 million have fled
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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