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Gaza Palestinian Dies of Israeli Gunfire Wounds

A Palestinian wounded by Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip has died, the Hamas-controlled territory's health ministry said on Monday.

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Egypt Fight against IS Threatens Humanitarian Crisis, Says HRW

Egypt's military operations against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai is threatening to spark a humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

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Evacuated Syria Rebels, Civilians Head to Afrin

Syrian rebels and civilians bused out of an area near Damascus were heading Sunday to a northwestern pocket of the country held by pro-Turkish forces, a monitor and rebel sources said.

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UAE Says Qatari Jets Came Too Close to Passenger Flight

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that Qatari fighter jets narrowly avoided a UAE passenger flight over neighboring Bahrain, the latest in a series of such claims.

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Macron's Party Divided as France Debates Immigration Law

French lawmakers were set to vote Sunday on a controversial immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's young centrist party.

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Iraq Says It Killed 36 'IS Terrorists' in Syria Raid

Iraq said Sunday its forces had killed "36 terrorists" belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group, including senior members, in air raids this past week in Syria.

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Voters and Candidates in Iraq's Election

Iraqis are set to head to the polls on May 12 for parliamentary elections.

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Three Shiites Lead Field for Iraq Election

An incumbent prime minister, his ousted predecessor and a paramilitary chief instrumental in defeating the Islamic State group are the three favorites vying for Iraq's premiership.

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Family Dead in Syria Regime Shelling on IS-Held District

A family of three was killed late Saturday in a wave of regime shelling on a southern district of Syria's capital held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said.

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Jordan MP, Family Members among 8 Killed in Road Crash

A Jordanian MP, his wife and three of his children were among eight people killed late Saturday when their car collided with a winch truck, a security source said.

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