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Palestinian Tries to Stab Israelis in West Bank, Shot Dead

A Palestinian woman attempted to stab Israeli border police guards at a flashpoint West Bank shrine on Friday and was shot dead, Israeli police said.

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Iranians Hold Annual Anti-Israel Rallies to Mark al-Quds Day

Iranians are staging anti-Israel rallies across the country, with protesters condemning the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "death to Israel."

Tens of thousands of people are marching in the capital, Tehran, as part of the al-Quds day rallies held each year on the last Friday of Ramadan. Some protesters trampled the Israeli flag and also chanted "down with the USA."

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6 Egypt Soldiers Killed in Clash with Smugglers near Libya

Egypt's military said six soldiers were killed in clashes with armed smugglers near the country's western border with Libya on Thursday.

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Al-Sisi Defends Army Overthrow of Islamists

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday described as a "revolution" the protests that led to the army ousting his Islamist predecessor, in remarks on the third anniversary of the demonstrations.

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Quartet Report Says Israel Must Urgently Halt Settlement Expansion

A much-awaited report by the Middle East quartet demands that Israel take urgent steps to halt the expansion of settlements in Palestinian territories, the UN envoy said Thursday.

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9 Indians, Pakistanis Die in Kuwait Fire

Nine Asian workers were killed and 12 others injured in a fire Thursday at an old building used to house expat laborers in Kuwait City, the health ministry said.

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Egypt Coptic Priest Shot Dead in IS-Claimed Sinai Attack

An Egyptian Coptic priest was shot dead Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula where authorities are battling a jihadist insurgency, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

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Aid Workers Point to Major Flaws in Fallujah Relief

Vital relief is still failing to reach thousands of Iraqis displaced by the government's offensive to retake Fallujah from the Islamic State group, drawing severe criticism from some aid organizations.

Some groups said that the fact that families were stranded with no shelter and others crammed in camps with no latrines could have been avoided and was the result of a collective failure.

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Iraq Says IS Ripped Apart by Airstrikes as It Fled Fallujah

Iraqi commanders said Thursday that Islamic State group fighters fleeing their once emblematic bastion of Fallujah had taken a heavy toll from strikes by both Iraqi and US-led coalition aircraft.

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Palestinian Shot Dead after Killing Teen in West Bank Settlement

A Palestinian attacker fatally stabbed a 13-year-old girl in her home in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday before being shot dead by security guards, the Israeli army said.

The army said the Palestinian killed the girl in her bed after breaking into her home in the Kiryat Arba settlement outside the city of Hebron.

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