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Six Civilians Killed in Northwest Syria despite Truce

Regime and Russian fire has killed at least six civilians in northwestern Syria's Idlib province, a war monitor said Saturday, two weeks after Moscow declared a ceasefire in the jihadist-dominated region.

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UAE Says 6 Troops Killed in 'Collision,' Without Elaborating

Six Emirati troops have been killed in a "collision," the United Arab Emirates said Friday, without elaborating or offering a location or time for the incident that comes after the federation of sheikhdoms began pulling out of a Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Details about what happened remained vague, with the state-run WAM news agency citing the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces for the information. However, Yemeni officials speaking to The Associated Press said the troops were killed in a road crash in southern Yemen.

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Yemeni Rebel Drones Spark Fires at Two Saudi Aramco Oil Factories

Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest such assault claimed by Yemeni rebels as the energy giant prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing.

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Unable to Vote, Palestinians Shrug off Israel's Elections

Barhoum Saleh's town is surrounded by Jewish settlements, the sign above his roadside mechanic shop is in Hebrew, most of his customers are Israeli and he needs an Israeli permit to visit the beach a half hour's drive away.

But unlike his Jewish neighbors, he can't vote in next week's elections.

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Kuwait Ruler Leaves US Hospital after 'Successful Checkups'

Kuwait says its ruling 90-year-old emir has left a U.S. hospital after having "successful checkups" that forced him to cancel a visit to the White House.

The state-run KUNA news agency reported early Friday that Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah's checkups "showed reassuring results."

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Tunisia Gears Up for Presidential Poll Steeped in Uncertainty

Tunisia will hold on Sunday its second free presidential election by universal suffrage since the 2011 uprising that toppled an autocratic regime, with growing uncertainty over who will reach the next round.

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U.S. Rejects U.N. Suggestion Its Syria Airstrikes Could Constitute 'War Crimes'

Washington's top envoy for Syria rejected Thursday an allegation put forward in a U.N. report that some U.S.-led air strikes in the conflict-torn country could possibly be categorized as indiscriminate attacks, amounting to "war crimes."

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U.N. Renews Libya Mission, Pledges to Support a Ceasefire

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution renewing its mission in Libya for another year and pledging to support struggling efforts to build a ceasefire in the war-torn country.

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Saudi King Condemns Netanyahu Pledge in Call with Abbas

King Salman reiterated Saudi Arabia's condemnation of the Israeli prime minister's pre-election pledge to annex part of the West Bank, in a phone call Thursday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Saudi Princess Gets Suspended Jail in France over Beaten Workman

A French court on Thursday handed a 10-month suspended sentence to a sister of the Saudi crown prince over the beating of a workman at a luxury residence in Paris in 2016.

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