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Israel to Push Iran Concerns during Holocaust Memorial

Israel will lobby key leaders at this week's 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on what it considers one of the gravest modern threats to the Jewish state: Iran.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron of France and top U.S. officials before Thursday's event at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem, where dozens of dignitaries are expected.  

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Egypt Arrests 6 Planning 'Chaos' on Uprising Anniversary

Egyptian authorities said Wednesday that police arrested at least six suspected militants planning "chaos" and protests on the ninth anniversary of the 2011 uprising which toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

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UN Security Council Urges Quick Ceasefire in Libya

The UN Security Council called Tuesday on Libya's warring sides to quickly reach a ceasefire that would pave the way for a political process aimed at ending conflict in the oil-rich state.

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Iraq to 'Stop' Iran Gas Transfers if US Waiver Ends

The bank through which Iraq pays for Iranian gas imports to power its grids said Tuesday it would stop processing payments if a crucial US sanctions exemption expires next month.

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Russian Air Strikes in Syria Kill 12 Civilians

Russian air strikes on several locations in northern Syria on Tuesday killed at least 12 civilians, including seven children, a war monitoring group said.

Two of the victims were killed in a southeastern area of Idlib province while the other 10 died in a western region of neighbouring Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Iraqi Officials: 3 Dead, Dozens Wounded in Baghdad Protests

Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds during clashes with anti-government protesters overnight and Monday morning in Baghdad, killing three and wounding dozens of demonstrators, officials said.

Separately, three katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq's government and home to several foreign embassies, but caused no injuries or damage, two security officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

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Libya Peace Still Elusive despite 'Small Step' in Berlin

A peaceful solution to Libya's protracted conflict remains uncertain despite an international agreement struck in Germany, analysts say, as a fragile ceasefire between warring factions brought only a temporary truce.

On Sunday in Berlin, world leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya and to uphold a weapons embargo as part of a broader plan to end the country's conflict.

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EU Ministers Debate Reviving Libya Naval Mission

European foreign ministers met Monday to discuss reviving a naval mission in the Mediterranean in order to enforce an arms embargo against Libya's warring parties.

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Three Iraq Protesters Killed as Anger Boils over Govt. 'Procrastination'

Three Iraqi protesters were killed in the capital as thousands of anti-government demonstrators sought to shut streets across the country on Monday, their deadline for authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.

Rallies have rocked Iraq since October but fearing they would lose momentum amid spiraling regional tensions protesters last Monday told the government it had one week to meet their demands or they would escalate their demonstrations. 

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World Powers Begin Crunch Libya Peace Talks in Berlin

World leaders including the presidents of Turkey, Russia and France opened talks on Sunday at a summit hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed at ending the war in Libya.

Held under the auspices of the United Nations, the summit's main goal is to get foreign powers wielding influence in the region to stop interfering in the war -- be it through the supply of weapons, troops or financing.

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