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Israel Says Hosting Iraqi, Saudi Journalists in First

Israel's foreign ministry said Sunday the country will this week host six journalists from Arab countries including, for the first time, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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Citizen Journalist among 11 Civilians Killed in Northwest Syria

A young citizen journalist was among 11 civilians killed in air raids on Syria's Idlib region Sunday, rescue workers and a monitor said, as he filmed the Russia-backed regime bombardment of the battered enclave.

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Iraq Kurds Arrest Two Suspects in Killing of Turkish Vice Consul

Iraqi Kurdish authorities have announced that they had arrested two suspects involved in the murder of three people, including a Turkish diplomat, in the regional capital Arbil this week.

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Libya Government Fears Haftar Prepping New Push on Tripoli

Libya's U.N.-recognized government has said that it fears forces led by strongman Khalifa Haftar were prepping a new "military escalation" in their months-long push to take Tripoli.

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Oman Calls for Release of British-Flagged Ship Seized by Iran

Oman called on Sunday for the release of a British-flagged tanker detained by Iran and urged London and Tehran to resolve their dispute with diplomacy. 

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Last Kadhafi PM Freed in Libya for 'Health Reasons'

Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Libya's last prime minister under ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has been released from jail for health reasons four years after being sentenced to death, Tripoli's justice ministry said Saturday.

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US Putting Troops Back in Saudi Arabia

With Iranian military threats in mind, the United States is sending American forces, including fighter aircraft, air defense missiles and likely more than 500 troops, to a Saudi air base that became a hub of American air power in the Middle East in the 1990s but was abandoned by Washington after it toppled Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry announced the basing agreement Friday without mentioning details.

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Netanyahu Makes Israeli History as Longest-Serving Premier

Benjamin Netanyahu is set to surpass founding father David Ben-Gurion as Israel's longest-serving prime minister on Saturday, having notched up a list of diplomatic and economic successes but with right-wing leadership many see as deeply divisive.

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Qaida Attack in Yemen Kills 5 Soldiers

Al-Qaida jihadists on Friday attacked an army checkpoint in southern Yemen, killing five pro-government soldiers and wounding several others, security officials said.

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Iraq Kurds Identify Suspected Shooter of Turkish Diplomat

Iraqi Kurdish authorities Friday identified a Kurdish man from Turkey as the suspected shooter in the murder of a Turkish diplomat, as Turkish state media said he's the brother of an opposition lawmaker.  

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