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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he delivers a speech to Turkish ambassadors at the Presidential Palace in Turkey, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Erdogan says his country is under an economic "siege" that has nothing to do with its economic indicators. He insisted that Turkey's economic dynamic remain strong and said the Turkish currency would soon settle "at the most reasonable level." (Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: Turkish businesses urge Erdogan to compromiseTurkey's influential business groups have called on the government to implement tighter monetary policy to help overcome the country's currency crisis.
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Syrian media say 5 drones shot down near Russian air baseSyrian state media: 5 drones shot down in coastal Latakia province as they approached Russia's air base in the area
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Abbot's murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt's ChristiansKilling of a respected bishop in a desert monastery north of Cairo shocks Egyptians, shakes up Coptic Church
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US wheat from Pacific Northwest heading to war-torn YemenSeven ships loaded with wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest of the United States are sailing for Yemen, where a stalemated three-year civil war has pushed over 8 million people to the brink of starvation
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FILE - In this June 21, 2012 file photo, prominent Jewish-American commentator Peter Beinart speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. Beinart, who has been critical of Israel, said that he was detained by Israeli airport authorities and interrogated about his political views on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, before he was allowed to enter the country. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
Israel detains prominent Jewish-American critic at airportA prominent Jewish-American commentator who has been critical of Israel's policies says he was detained by Israeli airport authorities and interrogated about his political views before he was allowed to enter the country
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Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a news conference on Yemen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The United Arab Emirates on Monday described itself as actively fighting al-Qaida's branch in Yemen after an Associated Press report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon territory. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
UAE responds to AP report on deals with al-Qaida in YemenThe United Arab Emirates says it is actively fighting al-Qaida's branch in Yemen after an Associated Press report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon territory
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The Latest: UN: More than 130 killed in Syria in recent daysThe United Nations says at least 134 people, including many children, were killed over the weekend in northern Syria
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Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions liftedSyrian government officials have vowed to ensure the safe return of refugees and are urging Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions
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Mobile phones' cases decorated with the Turkish flag and some with photos of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk are displayed outside a shop, in Istanbul, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Turkey's central bank announced a series of measures on Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis. The Turkish lira has nosedived over the past week and tumbled another 7 percent on Monday as the central bank's measures failed to restore investor confidence. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps fallingTurkey's Central Bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country's finance chief said the government had readied an "action plan" to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency
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Why Turkey's currency is plunging and what it meansA look at why Turkey's currency is tumbling and what it means for the country and the rest of the world.
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Flooding in Sudan kills 23 people, injures 61Sudanese medics say at least 23 people have been killed in heavy flooding in the past three weeks
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Iran's top leader says no war or talks with USIran's supreme leader says his country will neither go to war nor enter into negotiations with the United States as the Trump administration restores sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal
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A Turkish waits to change his US dollars with Turkish liras inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double tariffs on the NATO ally. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
The Latest: Germany urges solution on Turkish prisonersGermany's foreign minister says it would be in Turkey's own interest to come to an agreement with the United States and others on the release of foreign prisoners.
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Group urges international probe of 2013 crackdown in CairoHuman Rihts Watch urges international inquiry into 2013 Egyptian forces' violent dispersal of Islamist sit-in in Cairo
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Clues but no answers in one of Syria war's biggest mysteriesFate of missing activist Razan Zaitouneh is among longest-running mysteries of Syria's civil war
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