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Putin, Erdogan to 'Activate' Cooperation on Syria's Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday agreed to "activate mutual efforts" regarding the situation in Syria's jihadist-run Idlib region, the Kremlin said.

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Algeria Detains ex-Justice Minister for 'Abusing' Power

Algeria's former justice minister Tayeb Louh has been placed in preventative detention on allegations of abuse of power, state media reported.

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Israel Shoots Grenade-Throwing Gazan on Border

A Palestinian threw grenades at Israeli soldiers while attempting to cross the Gaza border overnight and was shot by Israeli forces, the army and the Gaza health ministry said Friday.

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Family of Palestinian Boy Wounded in Head Wants Answers from Israel

The nine-year-old Palestinian boy lies in a hospital bed without speaking, his wounded head wrapped in bandages, and his father says he wants answers from Israel over how it happened.

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Report: Israel Bombed Iraq Weapons Depot

Israel has carried out at least one strike against a weapons depot in Iraq, The New York Times reported Thursday.

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Damascus Forces Surround Turkish Army Post

Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish military observation post on Friday after overrunning nearby villages following their capture of a key northwestern town from jihadists, a war monitor said.

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Homemade Bomb Kills Israeli, Wounds Two Others in West Bank

A rare homemade bomb attack in the occupied West Bank killed one Israeli on Friday while seriously wounding her father and brother as they visited a spring near a Jewish settlement, officials said.

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Palestinian Authority Receives Israeli Part-Payment of Overdue Taxes

The Palestinian Authority, in deep financial crisis since Israel froze tax transfers in February, said Thursday it had  accepted a partial payment of just over half a billion dollars.

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Israel Strikes Hamas Base after New Rocket Attacks

Israeli forces bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in retaliation for Palestinian rocket attacks, the military said Thursday.

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Iraq Paramilitary Chief Walks Back Accusations against U.S.

The head of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force has walked back his deputy's accusation that the United States was behind a string of recent explosions at the group's bases.

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