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The Latest: Arab leader asks nations to recognize Palestine

The Latest: Arab leader asks nations to recognize PalestineJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local):



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Protesters gather in Kiev after police recapture ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili

Protesters gather in Kiev after police recapture ex-Georgia leader SaakashviliBy Alessandra Prentice and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian police recaptured the former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili on Friday, prompting further protests in central Kiev by his supporters who freed him from police custody earlier this week. The development is the latest twist in a long feud between Ukrainian authorities and Saakashvili, who has turned on his one-time patron President Petro Poroshenko, accusing him of corruption and calling for his removal from office. General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, who says Saakashvili is suspected of assisting a criminal organization, said the opposition leader had been detained by police and was in a temporary detention facility.



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Girls Found Safe After Dad Kidnaps Them, Promises Them as Brides to Cult Leader: Cops

Girls Found Safe After Dad Kidnaps Them, Promises Them as Brides to Cult Leader: CopsOne of the missing Utah girls was locked inside a trailer and the other was hiding in a water barrel, according to the Iron County Sheriff's Office. 



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Supporters free ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili from Ukrainian police amid chaotic scenes

Supporters free ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili from Ukrainian police amid chaotic scenesBy Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili freed him from a police van on Tuesday after his detention on suspicion of assisting a criminal organisation led to clashes with police in Kiev. Once freed, Saakashvili raised a hand in a V-for-victory sign — a handcuff still dangling from his wrist as he stood in a melee of supporters. He then led protesters towards parliament, where he called defiantly for President Petro Poroshenko to be removed from office. …



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Sioux Leader To Trump: 'Leave The Office You Bought And Take Your Swamp Things With You'

Sioux Leader To Trump: 'Leave The Office You Bought And Take Your Swamp Things With You'A Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe leader issued a damning response Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s “Pocahontas” slur earlier this week during an event meant to honor Navajo Code Talkers.



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Iran supreme leader is 'new Hitler' says Saudi crown prince

Iran supreme leader is 'new Hitler' says Saudi crown princeSaudi Arabia’s crown prince has called Iran’s supreme leader “the new Hitler of the Middle East” and warned that as in European history, “appeasement doesn’t work”. In his first comments since a widespread anti-corruption purge Mohammad bin Salman fired his strongest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. “We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East,” bin Salman, known by his initials MbS, told The New York Times in an interview published on Thursday. The 32-year-old prince has positioned himself at the forefront of an economic and social upheaval in Saudi Arabia. But he has been criticised over the human costs of the intervention he has led in Yemen, seen as a proxy for the country's conflict with Iran. Oxfam on Saturday claimed that a further eight million people will be without running water due to fuel shortages arising from the Saudi-led blockade on the country’s northern ports. The coalition has given the United Nations permission to resume flights of aid workers to the Houthi-controlled capital, but not to dock ships loaded with wheat and medical supplies, a UN spokesman said.  Profile | Mohammad bin Salman Recent mass arrests in an anti-corruption drive led by Prince Mohammed, which saw dozens of princes, former officials and media tycoons held in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton, are largely seen as an attempt to consolidate his power since becoming crown prince two and a half years ago.  Prince Mohamed has also touted his programme of modernisation, which has included curbing the power of Saudi’s religious police and preparing to allow women to drive and attend football matches. He repeated to the New York Times his pledge to tackle the intolerant, puritanical brand of Islam of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi clerics, and return Saudi Islam to the more open orientation that was eclipsed by fundamentalism in 1979, the same year Iran saw its own Islamic revolution. “We are ‘restoring’ Islam to its origins — and our biggest tools are the Prophet’s practices and [daily life in] Saudi Arabia before 1979,” he said. According to many of the records of life during the Prophet Muhammad’s time around 570-632 CE, women and men mixed more freely than they do in Saudi Arabia today, and Islam existed alongside Judaism and Christianity. The promise of a return to a more moderate Islam is coupled with a bid to encourage economic growth, and the kingdom hopes it will help Saudi Arabia’s bid to carve out greater influence regionally and internationally. The speed of Prince Mohammed’s reforms may have challenged older generations in the slow-moving kingdom, but are designed to reach out to younger Saudis.  There are, however, concerns about his sweeping corruption crackdown, seen as a purge as he tightens his grip on power. Many see the arrests of dozens of princes as a warning shot to those who may pose a challenge to the future king, and an attempt to silence all but his most loyal associates.



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'We must work together,' Zimbabwe's new leader declares

'We must work together,' Zimbabwe's new leader declaresHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Friday he will work to reduce crushing unemployment and return the country to prosperity after years of decline, as the nation cheered a new beginning after the extraordinary exit of Robert Mugabe.



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Zimbabwe prepares for swearing-in of new leader Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe prepares for swearing-in of new leader MnangagwaHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.



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The Latest: Zimbabwe inauguration complete; leader moves on

The Latest: Zimbabwe inauguration complete; leader moves onHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local):



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Ukraine rebel leader says situation in Luhansk is attempted coup

Ukraine rebel leader says situation in Luhansk is attempted coupMOSCOW (Reuters) – The presence of armed men in the streets of the capital of Ukraine's breakaway Luhansk region is an attempted coup by a fired local police chief, Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-styled "Luhansk People's Republic" (LNR), said on Wednesday. Plotnitsky sacked Igor Kornet, the local interior minister, on Monday. "How else can you call the situation when the person fired by court from his job is attempting to conduct some operations by force? This an attempt to seize power," Plotnitsky's website quoted him as saying during a meeting with reporters. …



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