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Egypt Says Killed Three Suspects in Jihadist Murder of Copt

Egypt's interior ministry said Monday it killed three "terrorist elements" in the Sinai Peninsula suspected of involvement in the execution of a Coptic Christian claimed by an Islamic State-affiliated group.

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Four Palestinians Injured in Ramadan Clashes in Jerusalem

Four Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem, the Palestinian Red Crescent said Monday, after officers cordoned off a popular gathering spot for Ramadan crowds.

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Masks Come Off as Israel Vaunts Virus Victory

Israelis stepped into the streets without masks on Sunday for the first time in a year, a key milestone as the country vaccinates its way out of a coronavirus nightmare.

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Gaza Sees Record High Daily Virus Deaths

The Gaza Strip recorded its highest-ever daily toll of coronavirus deaths, authorities said Sunday, as the Israeli-blockaded territory struggles with a dearth of vaccines.

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Syria to Hold Presidential Vote on May 26

Syria is to hold a presidential election on May 26, the parliament speaker announced Sunday, the country's second in the shadow of civil war, seen as likely to keep President Bashar Al-Assad in power.

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Israel Strikes Gaza after Rocket Attack

Israel's military on Saturday said it had conducted airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip following a rocket attack from the Palestinian enclave, in the second such exchange in as many days.

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Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza after Rocket Attack

The Israeli army early Friday said it had carried out airstrikes on military targets in the Gaza Strip after rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave hit southern Israel.

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Israel to Scrap Outdoor Mask Mandate from Sunday

Israelis will no longer have to wear masks outdoors starting from Sunday as the number of virus infections plummets, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said.

"The rate of infection in Israel is very low thanks to the successful vaccine campaign in Israel, and therefore it is possible to ease (restrictions)," Edelstein said in a statement Thursday.

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Iraqi Civilian Killed in Baghdad Blast

An explosion killed at least one civilian on Thursday at a marketplace in Baghdad's densely populated majority-Shiite Sadr City, the army said, without saying who or what caused it.

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Turkish Delegation to Visit Egypt in May for 'Normalisation' Talks

A Turkish delegation will visit Egypt next month as part of Ankara's efforts to mend ties, the foreign minister said on Thursday.

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