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Belgium counters US cuts with $23 million for UN Palestinian fund

Palestinians protest against the U.S. for withholding $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, in front of the UNRWA offices in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Palestinians protest against the U.S. for withholding $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, in front of the UNRWA offices in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Extra cash from Brussels comes as UNRWA launches fundraising campaign after the Trump administration withholds $65 million

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2,700-year-old seal impression cements existence of biblical Jerusalem governor

Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, director of the excavations at the Western Wall plaza on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, holds the rare First Temple sealing her team published in December 2017. (Yoli Shwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority)

Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, director of the excavations at the Western Wall plaza on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, holds the rare First Temple sealing her team published in December 2017. (Yoli Shwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority)

Found in ongoing Western Wall plaza excavations, the minuscule clay piece is inscribed in ancient Hebrew script, ‘Belonging to the governor of the city’

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Videos show Egypt’s church gunman calmly walking away

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A relative of a of a Coptic Christian, who was killed during the attack on Mar Mina church, grieves during the funeral service of the victims in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt’s Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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2 protesters in Iran killed as social media apps blocked

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This photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, demonstrators attend a protest over Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment. (AP Photo)

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Egypt mourns 305 victims of Sinai mosque massacre

Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing terror attack at the Rawdah mosque, roughly 40 kilometers west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / STRINGER)

Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing terror attack at the Rawdah mosque, roughly 40 kilometers west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / STRINGER)

Nationwide prayers planned during 3-day mourning period; president vows to ‘respond with brutal force’ to country’s deadliest terror attack

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