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Prominent Egypt Rights Lawyer Detained

A former Egyptian presidential candidate and rights lawyer who challenged the government for handing over islands to Saudi Arabia was detained Tuesday on suspicion of illegal political work, a judicial official said.

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Trump Wants Mideast Peace 'Compromise' but Admits Won't be Easy

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace Tuesday as he wrapped up a closely watched visit, but offered no specifics on how he would resolve the decades-old conflict.

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Palestinian Stabs Israeli Officer, is Shot

A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded a border policeman in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on Tuesday before being shot and wounded, police said.

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Five Dead in IS Attacks on Syrian Minority Neighborhoods

Five people were killed on Tuesday when two explosives-packed vehicles blew up near minority neighborhoods in Syria, in incidents claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

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Bahrain Police Fire on Shiite Protest, One Reported Dead

Bahraini police opened fire Tuesday on a protest by supporters of a top Shiite cleric, with at least one demonstrator reported dead in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled Gulf state.

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Deadliest Month for Syria Civilians in US-Led Strikes

US-led air strikes on Syria killed a total of 225 civilians over the past month, a monitor said on Tuesday, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the civilian dead between April 23 and May 23 included 44 children and 36 women.

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US Forces Kill Seven al-Qaida in Yemen Raid

US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late Monday.

The raid took place in Marib province in the early hours of Tuesday local time and was conducted with the support of Yemeni authorities.

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Israeli MP Stokes Jokes and Anger with Trump Selfie

A scandal-plagued Israeli MP stole a selfie with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, setting off a flood of online humor and seeming to annoy Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Trump's Visit to Saudi a 'Turning Point', Says King Salman

Saudi King Salman on Monday described U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to the Muslim kingdom in the Gulf as a "turning point" in relations between the two countries.

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Trump Says Never Mentioned Israel when Providing Info to Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump sought to defend himself against criticism that he provided Israeli intelligence to Russia as he met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday.

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