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Main Challengers to Netanyahu Announce Alliance for Israeli Polls

The two main challengers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April polls announced an electoral alliance on Thursday in a bid to defeat him.

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2,500 Foreign Children in Northeast Syria Camps

More than 2,500 foreign children from 30 countries who have fled the Islamic State group's last redoubts are living in desperate conditions in camps in northeastern Syria, Save the Children said Thursday.

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Pentagon Chief in Spotlight over Trump's Syria Plans

The fate of Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was thrown into the spotlight Wednesday following media reports of a fraught discussion he had with senior U.S. lawmakers over Syria.

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Israel Strikes Hamas Post over Arson Balloons from Gaza

Israel's army said it carried out air strikes Wednesday against a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip after balloons carried an incendiary device over the border into Israeli territory.

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Egypt Army Says 8 Jihadists Killed in Sinai

Egypt's military said Wednesday that eight suspected jihadists who had taken part in a deadly attack on an army checkpoint last week were killed in the restive North Sinai.

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Case Filed in Sweden against Syrian Officials

A European human rights group says nine Syrians have filed a criminal complaint in Sweden against senior officials in Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, which works to assist survivors of torture in Syria, says the aim was to have Sweden investigate 25 named intelligence officials "as well as those not yet known by name" and issue international arrest warrants.

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Why is the Kurdish-Led Offensive against IS in Syria Dragging On?

The Islamic State group is cornered on a tiny patch of land in eastern Syria, after losing almost all the territory it claimed during a lightning 2014 offensive that was mirrored in neighboring Iraq.

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Convoy Plucks Women, Children from Last IS Holdout in Syria

A convoy of trucks evacuated dozens of people including women and children from the Islamic State group's last Syria redoubt Wednesday, bringing US-backed forces closer to retaking the last sliver of the "caliphate".

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IS Teen 'Shocked' after UK Revokes Her Citizenship

A British teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria in 2015 said Wednesday she was shocked by a government decision to revoke her citizenship.

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Democrats Warn Trump May Rush Nuclear Transfer to Saudis

US lawmakers said Tuesday they were probing whether President Donald Trump is rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely.

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