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Iraqis Fill the Mosul Airwaves after IS Radio Silence

During the Islamic State group's rule in Mosul, radio stations were banned and replaced with broadcasts of jihadist propaganda. Today, young Iraqis are filling the city's airwaves.

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Conservative Saudi Arabia Loosens Up

Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most conservative countries, is undertaking major social and economic reforms including allowing women to drive from June 24.

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Britain's Prince William on Historic Trip to Israel and West Bank

Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain's royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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Russia Says OPCW Preparing 'Pseudo' Report on Syria Chemical Attacks

Russia on Friday predicted the global chemical weapons watchdog would present "pseudo evidence" in a report on an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian city of Douma. 

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Thousands Flee Regime Shelling on South Syria

Thousands of civilians have fled regime bombardment on rebel-held areas in Syria's southern province of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Thursday.

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Yemen Rebels Vow to Fight on after Losing Hodeida Airport

Yemen's Huthi rebels have vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle.

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Prosecutor Charges Netanyahu's Wife with Fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara was charged on Thursday with fraud and breach of trust after a long police probe into allegations she falsified household expenses, the justice ministry said.

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Russia 'Skeptical' over U.N. Syrian Crimes against Humanity Report

Russia's foreign minister on Thursday said he was "skeptical" about a U.N. report accusing the Syrian regime of committing crimes against humanity during the siege of Eastern Ghouta.

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Regime Forces Advance in Syria Desert against IS

Syrian regime forces have advanced against the Islamic State group after a wave of jihadist attacks in a central desert region, a monitor and state media said.

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Libya Strongman's Forces Say Key Oil Ports Recaptured

A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil ports, a week after they were seized by a rival militia in a blow to crucial exports.

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