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Tunisians Rally against Bill that would Pardon Graft

Hundreds of Tunisian demonstrated Monday in the capital to protest against a bill being discussed in parliament to grant amnesty to people accused of corruption.

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Saudis Say Five Guards Killed in Clashes on Yemen Border

Five Saudi Arabian border guards were killed on Monday in clashes with "enemy elements" who tried to infiltrate the kingdom's border with war-wracked Yemen, the interior ministry said.

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Israel Hits Syria Target after Stray Fire on Golan

The Israeli air force struck a target in Syria Monday in response to stray fire from its war-wracked neighbor that hit the disputed Golan Heights, an army statement said.

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U.N. Syria Envoy to Meet U.S., Russian Officials Tuesday

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will hold talks Tuesday with top U.S. and Russian officials in Geneva in a bid to revive flagging peace talks, his office said.

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France Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Truce in Syria's Aleppo

France on Monday called for an immediate humanitarian truce in Aleppo after four hospitals were bombed in the besieged Syrian city and civilians were killed by barrel bomb attacks.

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Arab Summit Slams Terror Waged in Name of Islam

A 22-nation Arab summit tackling the region's crises, despite splits over Iran and Turkey, was cut back to a single day Monday due to the absence of the heavyweight leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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Air Strikes, Rebel Fire Kill 19 in Syria's Aleppo

Air strikes and barrel bomb attacks killed 16 civilians in rebel-held parts of Aleppo province on Monday, with rebel rocket fire onto government areas killing three more, a monitor said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 civilians had been killed in multiple air strikes on the town of rebel-held Atareb in Aleppo province.

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Egypt Policeman Killed in a Sinai Attack Claimed by IS

Egypt's interior ministry said a gunman shot dead a police officer in north Sinai in an attack claimed on Monday by the Islamic State group.

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Saudi Executes Convict for Murder

Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a convicted murderer, the interior ministry said, raising to 106 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year.

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Suicide Bomber Kills 12 at Checkpoint North of Baghdad

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a crowded checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 12 people, security and medical officials said.

The blast at the entrance to the town of Khales also wounded 37, according to Diyala province police spokesman Colonel Ghalib al-Attiyah and health department spokesman Faris al-Azzawi.

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