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Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclaveTrucks carrying civilians leave last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria
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Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right partiesIsrael's Netanyahu strikes deal with 2 fringe religious-nationalist parties in bid to unify his bloc ahead of elections
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Palestinian leader will refuse Israeli tax transfersPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not accept a monthly tax transfer from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel
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FILE - In this June 29, 2015 file photo, a policeman stands guard at the site of a car bombing that killed Egypt's top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in Cairo. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 Egypt executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Barakat, security officials said. The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Barakat, the first assassination of a senior official in Egypt in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Eman Helal, File)
Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutorEgyptian security officials say nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members have been executed after being convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor
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The Latest: Case filed in Sweden against Syrian officialsA European human rights group says nine Syrians have filed a criminal complaint in Sweden against senior officials in Syrian President Bashar Assad's government
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Teachers wave a flag commemorating the Feb. 20 Moroccan Arab Spring movement, during a a demonstration in Rabat, Morocco, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Moroccan police fired water cannons at protesting teachers who were marching toward a royal palace and beat people with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital Wednesday. Several demonstrations were held Wednesday, marking exactly eight years after the birth of a Moroccan Arab Spring protest movement that awakened a spirit of activism in this North African kingdom. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Morocco: Arab Spring anniversary brings reflection, beatingsDemonstrations in Morocco have marked the birth eight years ago of an Arab Spring protest movement that awakened a spirit of activism in this North African kingdom
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt listens during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after a meeting at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Hunt says London needs a change “of legal significance” to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but isn’t specifying how that might be achieved.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to SaudiBritain's top diplomat is demanding that Germany relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to the oil-rich kingdom
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Israeli official: Netanyahu-Putin meeting in Moscow delayedAn Israeli government official says a planned meeting in Moscow between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been postponed
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Iran slams 'hypocrisy' of US-Saudi nuclear plansIran's foreign minister has seized on a congressional report that the U.S. sought to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, tweeting that it exposed U.S. "hypocrisy."
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Convoy of trucks carrying civilians leaves last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern SyriaConvoy of trucks carrying civilians leaves last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria
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Egyptian security officials say 9 executed over 2015 assassination of country's top prosecutorEgyptian security officials say 9 executed over 2015 assassination of country's top prosecutor
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FILE - This Oct. 27, 2010, file photo shows a Boeing 737 being delivered to FlyDubai in Seattle. Budget carrier FlyDubai said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that revenues rose to $1.7 billion in 2018, but the company ended the year with a loss of $43.5 million. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Budget carrier FlyDubai ends 2018 with $43.5M lossFlyDubai says revenues rose to $1.7 billion in 2018, but the company ended the year with a loss of $43.5 million
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Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to USAn Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online wants to return to the United States
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Israeli police arrest 19 protesters at Jerusalem holy siteIsraeli police say they have arrested 19 Palestinians as clashes broke out at a contested Jerusalem holy site.
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Destroyed homes are framed by damaged windows in a building taken by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State militants are surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists and a person close to the negotiations said Monday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclaveDozens of trucks have arrived at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in the militants' last patch of territory along the Euphrates River
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