Limos and lifts among Saudi king’s travel essentials

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Mount Etna lava show lights up Sicilian sky

Bright lava lit up the night sky on the Italian island of Sicily on Monday as Mount Etna erupted for ...
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Palmyra: Syrian forces ‘enter’ IS-held town

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In last monologue, Israeli comedy show host implores Israelis to wake up and smell the apartheid

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‘Time frozen’ in house of missing French family

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Syria air force bombed convoy, U.N. says in Aleppo probe

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA(Reuters) - Syrian government aircraft deliberately bombed and strafed a humanitarian convoy, killing 14 aid workers and ...
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Israel legalizes settler homes on private Palestinian land

A general view picture shows home in the Israeli outpost of Palgey Maim, in the occupied West BankBy Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel passed a law on Monday retroactively legalizing about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, a measure that has drawn international concern. The legislation has been condemned by Palestinians as a blow to their hopes of statehood. Israel's attorney-general has said it is unconstitutional and that he will not defend it at the Supreme Court.

Trump vows US, allies will defeat ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

US President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to MacDill Air Force Base on February 6, 2017 in Tampa, FloridaPresident Donald Trump vowed that America and its allies would defeat the "forces of death" and keep radical jihadists from gaining a foothold on US soil, but did not offer details about his strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. In his first visit to US Central Command — responsible for an area that includes the Middle East and Central Asia — Trump also did not say whether he would scrap parts of the anti-IS mission in Iraq and Syria undertaken by his predecessor Barack Obama. "Today, we deliver a message in one very unified voice to these forces of death and destruction — America and its allies will defeat you.