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Turkey's President and the leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Erdogan has accused Israel of using terrorism as a pretext to take over holy sites in Jerusalem from Muslims and called on all Muslims to defend the holy sites by visiting Jerusalem at every occasion or by sending aid to Muslims there. (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP)
Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrineThousands of Palestinian Muslims have prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site as clerics call for continued protests
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Israeli police officers dismantle metal detectors outside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, early Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Israel's security cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors set up at the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site which had angered Muslims. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The Latest: Abbas says ties with Israel remain suspendedPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will continue to suspend security coordination with Israel until it returns the situation at a major Jerusalem shrine to how it was before the crisis over security measures there
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US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian GulfA 5th Fleet spokesman says today's tense encounter in the Persian Gulf came after an Iranian vessel approached a U.S. Navy patrol boat taking part in an exercise in international waters
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Anti-Qatar bloc adds names, entities to 'terrorism' listThe four Arab countries isolating Qatar over its alleged support for extremists has added 18 more people and organizations to a designated terrorist list.
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Ilham Ahmed, the co-president of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the Kurdish-led forces backed by the US in Raqqa, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Kobani town, north Syria, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Ahmed says the governing and securing of the Arab-majority city after the expulsion of IS militants will be a model for other areas in Syria and the future of governing the war-torn country. She says the Kurdish-led effort needs US political and financial support. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS SyriaA senior Kurdish official says the U.S. role in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria's Raqqa must not end with the liberation of the city but continue as a guarantor of its future stability
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows citizens clearing debris in a street a day after airstrikes hit, in the Damascus suburb of Arbeen, Syria, Tuesday, July, 25, 2017. Syrian opposition activists and a paramedic group say that airstrikes in the Damascus suburb have killed several people, including children. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
Syria activists: Despite truce, strikes near Damascus kill 8Syrian opposition activists, paramedic group say airstrikes in rebel suburb of Damascus have killed 8 people
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UAE says Emirati naval ship collides with merchant vesselUnited Arab Emirates says one of its naval vessels has collided with a merchant ship
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Vodafone Qatar restores service after widespread outageQatar's Vodafone says it's resolved major network outage more than a week after its services failed
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Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwestSyrian rebels, activists say al-Qaida on the verge of snuffing out what remains of 2011 uprising in northwest Syria
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Senior cleric says Muslims asked to stay away from Jerusalem shrine pending review of new Israeli security arrangementsSenior cleric says Muslims asked to stay away from Jerusalem shrine pending review of new Israeli security arrangements
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Security officials park near the approach toward the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Sunday, June 23, 2017, in the aftermath of a shooting that left a Jordanian man dead and an Israeli man wounded. A security official confirmed a Jordanian had been killed and an Israeli wounded, but would not provide further details. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the incident with the media. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)
The Latest: Israel begins removing metal detectors from siteIsrael began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine following rage in the Muslim world
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Workers dismantle metal detectors outside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, early Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Israel's security cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors set up at the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site which had angered Muslims. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entranceIsrael began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world
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Israel to remove metal detectors from entrance to Jerusalem holy site that angered MuslimsIsrael to remove metal detectors from entrance to Jerusalem holy site that angered Muslims
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Israel says embassy staffers have safely returned to Israel from Jordan, ending diplomatic standoffIsrael says embassy staffers have safely returned to Israel from Jordan, ending diplomatic standoff
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, prior to their meeting in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, July, 23, 2017. Erdogan is in a two day tour in the Middle East, that will take him to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. (Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)
Turkish president meets Qatari leader over Gulf disputeTurkey's president has arrived in Qatar on the final leg of a Gulf tour aimed at forging a resolution to the diplomatic standoff gripping the Gulf nation and four fellow Arab countries
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