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Israel says could get tougher on Gaza after warplanes hit Hamas

Israel says could get tougher on Gaza after warplanes hit Hamas

Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in a new flare-up of hostilities that saw dozens

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Both sides committed war crimes during siege of Syria’s Ghouta – U.N.

Both sides committed war crimes during siege of Syria’s Ghouta – U.N.

Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern

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30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the deadliest

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Turks abroad vote at record level in elections

Turks abroad vote at record level in elections

The number of Turks voting abroad in this month's presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey rose to a record level

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Saudi Arabia’s women drivers get ready to steer their lives

Saudi Arabia’s women drivers get ready to steer their lives

On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting

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Israel mum on US claims it hit Iraq militia in Syria

Israel mum on US claims it hit Iraq militia in Syria

Israel declined to comment on Tuesday on a weekend air strike against an Iraqi paramilitary base in eastern Syria after

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Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children,

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UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly

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Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

Yemeni government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, entered Hodeida airport on Tuesday, the UAE said, as the fight

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Turkish air strikes kill 26 militants in southeast Turkey, Iraq – army

Turkish air strikes kill 26 militants in southeast Turkey, Iraq – army

Turkish air strikes killed 26 militants and destroyed their gun positions, shelters and ammunition stores in southeast Turkey and northern

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Guard chief says Iran won’t increase missile range

Guard chief says Iran won’t increase missile range

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country has no plan to increase the range of its missiles.

The

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After Afghan ceasefire gamble, prospects rise for U.S.-Taliban talks

After Afghan ceasefire gamble, prospects rise for U.S.-Taliban talks

Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire

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Strike on east Syria killed 38 pro-regime fighters: monitor

Strike on east Syria killed 38 pro-regime fighters: monitor

At least 38 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in an overnight bombing raid near the country's eastern

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, state media reported, as

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Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war

Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war

Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital

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Turkey’s central bank raises rates again, says ready to tighten further

Turkey's central bank ramped up its benchmark interest rate to 17.75 percent on Thursday, taking another step to assert its independence, two weeks after...

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