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In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 photo, Taghreed Abu Teer, recalls being held by Hamas authorities for 11 days and interrogated under “humiliating circumstances” for her activities with the rival Fatah movement during an interview with The Associated Press at a relative's home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. In a report released Tuesday, the New York-based watchdogHuman Rights Watch accused Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip of crushing dissent through routine torture, arbitrary arrest and other tactics. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Human Rights Watch: Palestinians crush dissent with tortureHuman Rights Watch says Palestinian authorities in West Bank, Gaza routinely use torture to crush dissent
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Excerpts from Turkish president's speech on writer's deathExcerpts from Turkish president's speech on Saudi writer's death
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A Saudi photographer takes pictures during the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia has begun in Riyadh, the kingdom's first major event on the world stage since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi investment forum opens under haze of Khashoggi's deathSaudi Arabia holds high-profile economic forum, but many officials, execs absent over Khashoggi's slaying
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Egypt arrests author, publisher over book on economyEgyptian officials: Police arrest economist, publisher over book challenging president's assertion on poverty
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Iraq: Blast at market near Mosul kills 6, including 2 troopsIraqi official: Bomb kills 6 people, including 2 soldiers, at market south of city of Mosul
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CORRECTS: Saudi Arabia says officials at investment summit in Riyadh will be signing deals worth $50 billionCORRECTS: Saudi Arabia says officials at investment summit in Riyadh will be signing deals worth $50 billion
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Want to run an Iraqi ministry? Apply online, PM saysAfter promising to bring in new faces, Iraqi PM-designate urges people to apply online to run country's 22 ministries
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, white smoke billows from the courtyard of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. A video shared by a television channel that is close to Turkey's government broadcasted on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 appears to show three men burning documents at the Saudi Consulate's backyard a day after Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed. A Haber news channel said the surveillance camera video - allegedly showing "evidence" being burned inside a drum - was recorded on Oct. 3. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Leaked video shows Khashoggi 'body double' after killingSurveillance video said to show man in Khashoggi's clothes leaving Saudi Consulate in Istanbul after his killing there
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In this image made through a vehicle window, U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, center, arrives for an unannounced visit Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria. The U.S. trains Syrian opposition at the garrison outpost. (AP Photo/lolita Baldor)
US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in SyriaThe top U.S. commander for the Middle East has flown into a key outpost in southern Syria where troops are fighting remnants of the Islamic State group while serving as a block against Iranian-backed forces seeking to expand territory
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Turkish police cordon off an area close to an underground car park,  where authorities earlier found a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Consulate, in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Turkish crime-scene investigators have arrived at the park, where the car, according to news reports, was left two weeks ago. Investigators looking into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had last week searched other consulate vehicles, along with the consulate building and the consul general's residence.(AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
The Latest: Mnuchin meets with embattled Saudi crown princeUS Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin meets with Saudi Arabia's embattled crown prince amid international criticism over the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Kashoggi
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Israeli farmers concerned about Jordan ending land leaseIsraeli farmers are voicing concern over Jordan's intention not to renew parts of its landmark peace treaty with Israel that leased out two small border areas for agriculture
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Gazans scale back protest along Israeli frontierHamas appears to be scaling back mass protests along the Gaza-Israel frontier as Egypt renews its efforts to broker a cease-fire
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Chinese VP kicks off visit to IsraelChina's vice president has kicked off a trip to Israel, in a signal of the warming ties between the two countries
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US envoy to Syria visits northern town of ManbijA Kurdish official says the U.S. envoy for Syria has visited the northern town of Manbij, where U.S. and Turkish troops could begin conducting joint patrols in the coming days
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Israel says it finds Hezbollah outpost on Lebanon borderThe Israeli military says it has uncovered a militant outpost on the Lebanese border that Hezbollah guerrillas have set up under the guise of an environmental advocacy group
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