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Moroccan Party to Oppose 'Creeping Conservatism' in Oct. Vote

The head of Morocco's main secular party has vowed to combat "creeping conservatism" as it takes on the country's ruling Islamists in parliamentary elections next month.

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Saudi Executes Ethiopian for Murdering a Child

Saudi Arabia on Monday executed an Ethiopian woman convicted of killing a Saudi child, the interior ministry said.

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Anti-Govt. Protest in Jordan over Murder of Writer

Protesters called on Monday for Jordan's government to resign over its failure to prevent the murder of the writer Nahed Hattar outside an Amman court.

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Rebels, Families Quit Syria's Homs under Govt. Deal

More than 130 rebels and their families were bussed out of the last rebel-held district in Syria's Homs on Monday, the third such evacuation from the city since last year.

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Palestinians Condemn Trump Vow on Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Palestinian leaders Monday accused Donald Trump of abandoning any hope of a two-state solution after the Republican candidate said he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if he won the U.S. presidential election.

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Yemeni Forces Kill Suspected Qaida Chief

Yemeni forces killed a suspected local al-Qaida chief Monday in a clash at his house in the southern province of Abyan, security officials said. 

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Moscow Slams U.S., UK for 'Unacceptable' U.N. Statements on Syria

Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

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Oman Court Jails Three Journalists, Orders Daily Shut

An Omani court on Monday upheld a government order to permanently close a national newspaper and jailed three of its journalists for undermining the state, judicial sources said.

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Aleppo Reels from Strikes as Russia Accused of 'War Crimes'

Residents of Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday as warplanes again pounded the city after Western powers at the U.N. accused Russia of war crimes.

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U.N. Holds Urgent Talks as Air Strikes Pound Syria's Aleppo

The U.N. Security Council met for urgent talks on Sunday as Syrian and Russian warplanes  pounded rebel-held east Aleppo in the worst surge of bombing to hit the devastated city in years.

Britain, France and the United States called the emergency meeting to turn up pressure on Russia and press demands that it rein in its ally Syria to halt the intense bombing campaign on Aleppo.

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