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Iraq Summons 4 Western Envoys for Condemning Protest Attacks

Iraq's foreign ministry Monday summoned four Western envoys for their statements condemning a weekend attack in Baghdad that left 20 anti-government demonstrators and four police officers dead.

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160 Palestinian Cars Vandalized in Suspected Hate Crime

More than 160 cars were vandalized in a Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem with anti-Arab slogans scrawled nearby, Israeli police said Monday, in a suspected hate crime.

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With Two Days Left, Deadlocked Israel Faces Repeat Vote

Israel edged closer to a third election within a year Monday as neither the embattled premier Benjamin Netanyahu nor his main rival appeared close to forming a government two days before a deadline.

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Iraqis Protest in Baghdad to Defy 'Slaughter'

Thousands attended angry protests in Baghdad and southern Iraq Saturday, grieving but defiant after 20 of them were killed in an attack the previous day that demonstrators described as "slaughter".

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Israel Strikes in Gaza after Rocket Attack

Israeli aircraft carried out attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after militants in the enclave launched three rockets at Israel.

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Trump Tells Jewish-Americans He is Israel's Best Friend

U.S. President Donald Trump aimed to make inroads Saturday in the politically important Jewish-American vote with a Florida speech where he declared himself the best friend Israel has ever had.

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Armed Drone Targets Home of Iraq Cleric Sadr

A drone dropped a bomb on the home of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr in the shrine city of Najaf early Saturday but he was not in the country, sources within his party told AFP.

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Iraq Protesters Turn Out in Defiance after Baghdad Attack

Iraqi protesters defiantly turned out on Saturday across the country's south and in the capital, where a dozen people were killed in an overnight attack by unidentified gunmen.

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Qatar FM Talks of 'Some Progress' in Mending Gulf Rift

Qatar's foreign minister has spoken of "some progress" in talks with Saudi Arabia on ending a bitter two-year-old rift between Doha and the kingdom and its allies.  

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Israel and Czech Republic Sign $125 Million Missile Defense Deal

Israel's defense ministry signed a deal with its Czech counterpart on Thursday to sell it radar systems used in Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.

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