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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory against "terrorists" in Syria, Putin earlier on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation.(Pool Photo via AP)
Russian and Turkish presidents meet in AnkaraRussian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet with the Turkish president, following visits to Syria and Egypt.
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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians hold up a banner with portraits of U.S. president Donald Trump, right, with his face painted as a clown and his wife Melania, left, with Arabic words that read: "rein your husband in, model!" during a march in a street, in response to a call by Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to IsraelTens of thousands of people have attended a Hezbollah rally, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to employees of Rostec Corporation during an awarding ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside in Moscow, Russia. The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Putin declares victory on visit to air base in SyriaRussian President Vladimir Putin has declared victory against "terrorists" in Syria during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops
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Strong 6-magnitude quake rocks western IranIranian state TV says a 6-magnitude earthquake has jolted a western region near the border with Iraq
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, right, welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin for the talks during their meeting in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko/ pool photo via AP)
Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer tiesRussian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption direct flights that were suspended after the bombing of a Russian charter jet in 2015
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A look at Egypt-Russia relations as Putin visits CairoA look at the turbulent history of Egypt-Russia relations, as President Vladimir Putin arrives in Cairo
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Egypt detains 8 anti-Trump protesters after Cairo rallyEgyptian rights lawyer says 8 protesters arrested in Cairo after rallying against Trump's decision on Jerusalem
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Israel preparing to extradite man wanted for murder in USIsrael is preparing to extradite a 63-year-old citizen to the United States where he is wanted on suspicion of killing his mother
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Iran says it will look into releasing British nationalIran's Foreign Ministry says it will raise the case of a detained British-Iranian woman with the judiciary "out of humanitarian concerns" following a visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
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Iraqi Shiite cleric urges militias to disarm after IS defeatAn influential Iraqi Shiite cleric has urged his fighters to hand state-issued weapons back to the government, following Iraq's declaration of victory against the Islamic State group
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Yemeni rebels kill 20, arrest dozens in latest crackdownYemen's Shiite rebels killed at least 20, detained dozens since killing their top ally, former President Saleh
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Syrian TV: President Bashar Assad met with Vladimir Putin at Hmeimeem base in Syria this morningSyrian TV: President Bashar Assad met with Vladimir Putin at Hmeimeem base in Syria this morning
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Saudi Arabia announces that movie theaters will open in the kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 yearsSaudi Arabia announces that movie theaters will open in the kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years
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Group from Bahrain on Israel visit not representing ManamaGroup from Bahrain on Israel visit says it doesn't represent any official entity in the kingdom
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American diplomat: US looks to counter Iran in post-war IraqAmerican ambassador: As Iraq emerges from war against IS, US looking to roll back Iran's influence in the country
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