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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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Israel strikes Hamas targets in bid to deter burning kites

Israel strikes Hamas targets in bid to deter burning kites

The Israeli military says it struck nine Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in a bid to deter Palestinians from

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Afghan Taliban frown at militants’ Eid ceasefire selfies

Afghan Taliban frown at militants’ Eid ceasefire selfies

The Afghan Taliban are angry at their members swapping selfies with soldiers and government officials during their three-day ceasefire, a

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Egypt’s Sisi pardons 3,477 prisoners ahead of Eid holiday

Egypt’s Sisi pardons 3,477 prisoners ahead of Eid holiday

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 3477 prisoners before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, many of them imprisoned for debt,

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In Yemen capital, fears over fighting cloud Eid holiday

In Yemen capital, fears over fighting cloud Eid holiday

Residents of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa on Friday marked another Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday under the shadow of war, scared

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UN top court to hear Qatar, UAE rights dispute

UN top court to hear Qatar, UAE rights dispute

The UN's highest court will hold public hearings this month in an urgent case between United Arab Emirates and Qatar,

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Denmark ordered to compensate Iraqi civilians over torture

Denmark ordered to compensate Iraqi civilians over torture

A Danish court ordered the government Friday to compensate 18 civilians who were tortured during the Iraq war in an

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US blacklists 14 firms tied to Israeli mining magnate

US blacklists 14 firms tied to Israeli mining magnate

The United States on Friday blacklisted an additional 14 companies tied to Israeli businessman Dan Gertler, whom Washington accuses of

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Libya strongman’s jets strike rivals targeting oil terminals

Libya strongman’s jets strike rivals targeting oil terminals

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces on Friday launched air strikes against a rival militia targeting key oil facilities in the

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Qatar says it files case against UAE at UN’s highest court

Qatar said Monday it filed a case against the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Abu

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Lebanese man stranded for 42 days in Ecuador airport

Lebanese man stranded for 42 days in Ecuador airport

A Lebanese man has been stuck in immigration purgatory at an airport in Ecuador for 42 days after losing his

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Egypt frees Ethiopians after talks on controversial dam

Egypt frees Ethiopians after talks on controversial dam

Egypt allowed 32 Ethiopian prisoners to fly home Monday, sources said, after apparent progress in talks between the leaders of

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Iraqi court orders arrest of ballot box storage site fire suspects

Iraqi court orders arrest of ballot box storage site fire suspects

An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of four people accused of setting fire to a storage site housing ballot

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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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