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Israel Police Kill Palestinian they Mistakenly Thought was Armed

Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian with special needs they mistakenly thought was armed with a pistol, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.

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A World Redrawn: Syria Thinker Imad Fawzi Shueibi Predicts New World Order

The coronavirus pandemic could create a new world order in which everyone is a loser and new alliances are born to overcome disaster, Syrian thinker Imad Fawzi Shueibi said.

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Trump Planning New Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Says Senator

President Donald Trump's administration wants to sell arms to Saudi Arabia again, one year after pushing through a controversial $8.1 billion contract despite congressional opposition, an influential U.S. senator has revealed.

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UK Aid Supports Anti-Coronavirus Fight in the Middle East

The United Kingdom is “working together with countries across the Middle East to tackle coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable,” UK Minister for the Middle East James Cleverly has said, as Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr.

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Arms Depot Blast Kills 6 Jihadists in NW Syria

Six jihadists were killed Wednesday in an explosion that hit their arms depot in northwest Syria while Russian warplanes flew overhead, a war monitoring group said. 

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights did not say if Russia was behind the blast that killed the non-Syrian jihadists allied with the Turkistan Islamic Party, a Uighur-dominated jihadist group.

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Eight Yemeni Soldiers Killed in Rebel Attack

Eight Yemeni government troops were killed and several others wounded in a missile attack by Huthi rebels targeting the army command in the battleground province of Marib, a military official said Wednesday.

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Saudi Arabia to End Virus Curfew Next Month

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it will end its nationwide coronavirus curfew from June 21, except in the holy city of Mecca, after more than two months of stringent curbs.

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Palestinian Government Ends Coronavirus Lockdown

The Palestinian government is ending its two-month coronavirus lockdown in the occupied West Bank, prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced Monday after a steady decline in new cases.

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Protests, Pandemic Rob Iraqi Students of Graduation Dreams

It was supposed to be Basma's big year: a degree, language certification and maybe a master's abroad. But local protests and a global pandemic threw the Iraqi student's plans off-course.

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Netanyahu Lashes Out at 'Ludicrous' Graft Charges as Trial Begins

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at a Jerusalem court Sunday for the start of his long-delayed corruption trial, rejecting the "ludicrous" charges against him and declaring he was facing the hearing "with my head held high."

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