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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians, injure scores in Gaza

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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians, injure scores in Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire on protests in the Gaza Strip on Friday, killing at least two Palestinians and injuring dozens more.

Scientists find 'most ancient' cheese in Egypt tomb

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Scientists find 'most ancient' cheese in Egypt tomb

Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is probably the most ancient ...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian after Jerusalem 'stabbing attempt'

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian after Jerusalem 'stabbing attempt'

The suspect is believed to be an Israeli citizen from the Palestinian majority town of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel.

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US 'ends Syria stabilisation funding' after Saudi pledge

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilisation projects as it moves to extricate the US from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition

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Iran-backed Iraq militias 'profiting from hajj visas'

Over half of hajj pilgrimage visas handed out by Saudi authorities to Iraqi politicians, religious leaders and prominent militias have ...

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Turkey court rejects another appeal to free US pastor

Andrew Brunson, who was detained in October 2016 on terror and espionage charges, faces 35 years in jail if convicted.

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Idlib: Will Syria's last major battle be its deadliest?

The last major redoubt held by Assad's opponents in Idlib may become the site for the fiercest fighting and devastation in the Syrian conflict ...

Turks destroy iPhones to protest US sanctions

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Turks destroy iPhones to protest US sanctions

In one video , a man collects iPhones from youths squatting in front of a Turkish flag, lays the devices on the ground and pounds them with a ...

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Egypt working on five year Hamas-Israel truce in Gaza

A long-term truce could pave the way for talks on other issues, including easing Israel's crippling blockade and a prisoner swap of Palestinian ...

Foreign militants are taking over Libya’s Fezzan region

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Foreign militants are taking over Libya’s Fezzan region

Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already ...

US police officer uses Taser on Syrian grandmother

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US police officer uses Taser on Syrian grandmother

A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old Syrian grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of ...

Iraq arrests officers over 'extortion, torture' of Mosul refugee

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Iraq arrests officers over 'extortion, torture' of Mosul refugee

Iraqi authorities have arrested two military officers for allegedly detaining a woman displaced from the city of Mosul in a metal container to ...

Iraqi warplanes hit <em>IS</em> targets in Syria, killing 28

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Iraqi warplanes hit IS targets in Syria, killing 28

The airstrikes by F-16s targeted a meeting of would-be suicide bombers who intended to strike in Iraq during next week’s Muslim Eid al-Adha ...

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Russia says drone attacks on Syria base have increased

The Hemeimim base in the province of Latakia serves as the main hub for Russian operations in Syria.

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Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to US-backed Syria campaign

The contribution is the biggest single cash injection yet for reconstruction efforts in areas formerly controlled by the militants.

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Israeli police again question PM on corruption allegations

Investigators arrived at the Israeli leader's Jerusalem residence in the morning to interview him over allegations of corruption

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Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village near Hebron

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Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village near Hebron

A Roman cemetery dating to the first century AD, was found in the village of Idna in the southern West Bank during road works.

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Iraqi airstrike destroys Islamic State 'operations room' in Syria

An Iraqi airstrike killed a number of Islamic State militants and destroyed the group's operations room in neighbouring Syria, authorities said ...

Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

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Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

Iraq's justice ministry on Thursday said six criminals were hanged for shedding the blood of Iraqi citizens.

US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon ...

Postal chaos as Israel releases eight years of mail

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Postal chaos as Israel releases eight years of mail

Israel releases a backlog of 10.5 tonnes of blocked mail to Palestinians from as far back as 2010, noting it is a one-time 'gesture'.

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