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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, Prince Mohammed bin Salman waits for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sat down for a rare televised interview Tuesday, May 2, 2017, evening with Saudi TV, defending his wide-reaching plans for overhauling the country's economy and offering insights into how he views the kingdom's war in Yemen and its tensions with rival Iran. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
May 02, 2017 - 3:57 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince said Tuesday in a rare and wide-ranging interview that there is no space for dialogue with rival Iran due to its Shiite ambitions "to control the Islamic world." The interview, which aired on multiple Saudi TV channels, offered a...
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May 02, 2017 - 1:30 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday accused UNESCO of diminishing Jewish ties to Jerusalem after the U.N. cultural agency passed a resolution criticizing Israeli excavations in the city's Israeli-annexed eastern sector as a violation of international law. Israel considers the entire...
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May 02, 2017 - 11:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel lashed out at the U.N. cultural agency on Tuesday over a resolution criticizing its excavations in and around Jerusalem's Old City, a sensitive area that is home to holy sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. The UNESCO resolution, tabled by several Arab countries and...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 11:09 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 5 p.m. Pope Francis has left Egypt at the end of a historic, two-day visit defined by calls for Christian-Muslim unity against religious militancy. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi saw the Catholic pontiff off at Cairo...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 7:26 am
CAIRO (AP) — Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants. Despite the security...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 6:16 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Pope Francis is leaving a military run stadium in Cairo where he led Mass for some 15,000 Egyptian Catholics on the second and final day of a historic visit to Egypt, where Christians have been targeted by Islamic...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 5:44 am
CAIRO (AP) — Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the second and final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants. Despite...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 4:55 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): Pope Francis is urging Egypt's tiny Catholic community to be good and merciful to their fellow Egyptians, saying "the only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity!" Francis made the comments during Mass on Saturday...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 3:59 am
CAIRO (AP) — Military helicopters and police were out in force Saturday as Pope Francis arrived to celebrate an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the second and final day of a visit aimed at encouraging Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants. Despite the...
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Security forces patrol the area where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 3:43 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Pope Francis has arrived at a military run stadium in an eastern Cairo suburb to lead Mass on his second day of a historic visit to Egypt. The Catholic pontiff arrived in a simple blue Fiat, with his window rolled...
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