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Egyptian TV Host Sentenced To Year In Prison For Interviewing Gay Man
Mohamed al-Ghiety was found guilty of encouraging immorality amid Egypt's crackdown on perceived homosexuality.
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Don't Count The Kurds Out Yet
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
Trump's Syria pullout endangers the Kurds, Arabs and Christians who've fought ISIS — but they've got more on their minds than U.S. policy.
Israel Strikes Iranian Military Targets In Syria
By Aron Heller, AP
The Israeli military is giving more information on its activities in Syria than it used to.
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Fox News' Chris Wallace Grills Mike Pence For Claiming ISIS 'Defeated' Hours After Attack
The vice president took heat for claiming "ISIS has been defeated" the same day four Americans were killed in a suicide blast in Syria.
CBS Correspondent Warns ISIS ‘Will Re-Emerge’ Emboldened After U.S. Syria Pullout
“You can take away their territory, but they still exist," Charlie D’Agata says.
Many 2020 Democrats Silent On Trump's Afghanistan, Syria Withdrawals
HuffPost contacted a dozen likely presidential candidates to ask where they stand.
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American Anchor For Iranian State TV Arrested On Visit To U.S.
By Janet McConnaughey, AP
Marzieh Hashemi is being held in prison, apparently as a material witness, her son said.
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Deadly Blast Strikes Near Patrol Of U.S.-Led Coalition In Syria
By Bassem Mroue, AP
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack.
U.S. Police Arrest Journalist Working For Iran's State TV, Broadcaster Says
By Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
No formal charges have been pressed against Marzieh Hashemi, Press TV says.
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Crucified Ronald McDonald Sculpture Sparks Protests In Israel
Israel's Arab Christians -- and "McJesus" creator Jani Leinonen -- want the sculpture removed from the Haifa Museum of Art.
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Trump Threatens Turkey With Economic Devastation If It Attacks Kurdish Fighters
His warning was met with sharp rebuke from Ankara.
Pompeo Discusses Jamal Khashoggi Murder With Saudi King Salman, MBS
By Matthew Lee, AP
"Every single person who has responsibility for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi needs to held accountable,” Pompeo said to reporters.
White House Asked For Options To Strike Iran: Report
The request by the National Security Council, which is led by John Bolton, sparked deep concern among Pentagon and State Department officials.
Jim Carrey Mocks Mike Pompeo’s ‘Amazing Gracelessness’ In Scathing New Drawing
The secretary of state is touring the Middle East to defend Trump’s controversial decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
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U.S. Starts Withdrawing Troops From Syria Amid Confusion Over Timetable
By Philip Issa and Zeina Karam, AP
A U.S. official confirmed the withdrawal but declined to comment on specific plans or movements.
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Americans' Views Of Trump Are Probably Shaping Their Opinions On Syria
The president's opponents are now far more likely than his supporters to say the U.S. has a responsibility in Syria.
Iran Confirms Arrest Of U.S. Navy Veteran Reportedly Jailed Since July
It's not clear what crime Michael White is accused of. His mother said he was visiting his Iranian girlfriend when he disappeared.
Bolton Gets No Assurances From Turkey On Safety Of Kurdish Allies In Syria
By Zeke Miller, AP
John Bolton will leave Turkey without meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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New Saudi Arabia Law Requires Women To Be Notified If Their Husbands Divorce Them
Women will be informed by text message if their husbands file for divorce.
Thai Police Say They Won't Deport Saudi Teenager Barricaded In Hotel
By Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Reuters
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, says she fears she will be killed if she's returned to her family.
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Saudi Arabia Fears Critics Like Hasan Minhaj. But They'll Only Get Louder.
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
The kingdom's decision to ban an episode of Minhaj's Netflix show comes after months of Saudi attacks on the first Muslim U.S. congresswomen.
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Her Husband Was Detained In Iran. Now She's Raising Their Child On Her Own.
Xiyue Wang has been gone for two and a half years. He and his wife worry their son will forget about him.
John Bolton Says Certain Conditions Must Be Met Before U.S. Withdraws From Syria
By Zeke Miller, AP
President Donald Trump's national security adviser appeared to backpedal on the president's initial promise for an immediate pullout.
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Egypt Attempts To Quash Controversial CBS Interview With President Sissi
CBS revealed that after the interview was filmed, the Egyptian ambassador contacted its "60 Minutes" team and warned that it could not be aired.
Twitter Thread Seeking Help For Saudi Comedian, Imprisoned Activist Goes Viral
"American Dad!" producer Kirk Rudell made an impassioned plea on behalf of his friends Loujain Hathloul and Fahad Albutairi after they were arrested last year.
Elizabeth Warren Backs Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Syria And Afghanistan
But the senator criticized Trump's sudden tweet on Syria and his failure to discuss his plans with America's allies.
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