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Disabled Gaza Couple Make Dolls to Give Their Children 'Decent Life'

With skilled fingers, disabled Gazan couple Nihad and Zeinab Jarboa have supported themselves by sewing finely detailed dolls and costumes, but coronavirus has hurt their already meager income.

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Egypt Invites Musk after 'Aliens Built Pyramids' Tweet

Egypt has invited Elon Musk to visit its famed pyramids after the SpaceX and Tesla founder posted a satirical tweet stating that clearly extra-terrestrials had built the giant monuments.

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Kuwait Emir's Health Improving, PM Says

The health of Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler, currently receiving hospital treatment in the United States, has shown a "remarkable improvement", Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah told parliament on Tuesday.

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17 Killed in Yemen Floods

Seventeen people, including eight children, have been killed in flash floods and by lightning in Yemen's northern Marib region, health authorities said Tuesday.

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Syrian Anti-air Defense Activated against 'Hostile Targets' near Damascus

The Syrian army activated its air defenses late Monday against "hostile targets" near the capital Damascus, the official news agency SANA reported.

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12 Pro-regime, 6 Rebel Fighters Die in Syria Clashes

Jihadists and allied rebels in northwestern Syria Monday killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters, thwarting their advance, a Britain-based war monitoring group said.

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died, said the Britain-based group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Israel Army Says Killed 4 Planting Bombs at Syria Border

The Israeli army said Monday it had killed four men laying explosives at a security fence along the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, adjacent to Syrian-controlled territory.

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Israeli Jets Strike Hamas Targets in Gaza

Israeli fighter jets carried out strikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip after a "rocket" was fired from the Hamas-controlled enclave towards the Jewish state, its military said Monday.

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Court Orders Netanyahu's Son to Stop 'Harassing' Protest Leaders

A court ordered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son on Sunday to refrain from harassing several individuals helping lead protests against his father, after he tweeted their personal addresses.

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Egypt Grapples with Women's Freedoms Online as #MeToo Re-Emerges

Social media has become a new and dangerous battleground for women's rights in Egypt after young TikTok influencers were jailed while a resurgent #MeToo movement decried male sexual violence.

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