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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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8 Dead, Over 20 Hurt as Rockets Hit Heart of Damascus

Rebel rocket fire into Old Damascus on Sunday killed at least eight people and wounded more than 20, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

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41 Migrant Bodies Wash Up on Libya Beach

Volunteers have recovered the bodies of 41 presumed migrants that washed up on a Libyan beach, an official from the coastal city of Sabratha said on Sunday.

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Libya Loyalists Take IS Bomb Factory in Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Sunday they had seized a building used by the Islamic State group to manufacture explosives in its coastal stronghold.

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Tunisia Dissident Opens New Party Congress

Tunisian dissident Mohsen Marzouk opened a congress of his new party on Saturday, rejecting religion in politics and vowing to be a force for change.

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Saudis Visit Israel, Meet Government Official

The head of a rare Saudi delegation to Israel and the occupied West Bank met a senior Israeli government official during his trip, Israel's foreign ministry told AFP on Sunday.

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Damascus Says Ready to Continue Peace Talks without 'Preconditions'

The Syrian regime announced Sunday that it is "ready to continue the Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any preconditions, in the hopes that this dialogue will lead to a comprehensive solution."

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Saudi Executes Four Convicted of Murder

Saudi authorities executed four citizens on Sunday convicted of killing six members of their tribe, the interior ministry said.

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Top Arab Diplomats Vow to Defeat 'Terror'

Arab foreign ministers vowed on Saturday to "defeat terrorism," as they gathered for a regional summit just over a week after a jihadist-claimed truck attack in the French Riviera left 84 people dead.

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