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Hearing of Saudi Dissident Cleric Postponed

A hearing in the case against Saudi dissident Sheikh Salman al-Awda was postponed on Sunday until December, the prominent cleric's son said amid growing concerns he will be sentenced to death.

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IS Claims Deadly Attack on Syrian Government Troops

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed six soldiers in Syria's southern province of Daraa, the cradle of the 2011 uprising against the government.

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'Slow War of Attrition' on Syria's Idlib Frontline

For three months Damascus and its ally Russia have been pummelling hospitals, markets and schools in Idlib unleashing a deadly, ferocious campaign aimed at retaking Syria's last jihadist-run stronghold, analysts say.

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Israel, U.S. Successfully Test Ballistic Missile Interceptor

Israel and the United States have successfully carried out tests of a ballistic missile interceptor that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday provides protection against potential threats from Iran.

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Five Doctors Killed in Libya Air Raid

Five doctors were killed in an air strike by forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on a field hospital near the capital, the health ministry of the U.N.-recognised government said.

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Palestinian Killed by Israeli Fire in Gaza Border Clashes

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli army fire during clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said Saturday.

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Iraq Kurds Accuse PKK of Turkish Diplomat's Murder

The authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan have accused Turkish Kurdish rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) of ordering the July 17 murder of the Turkish vice-consul in regional capital Arbil.

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Bahrain Executes Two Shiites on Terror Charges

Bahrain executed two Shiite citizens on terror charges on Saturday, officials said, despite appeals for clemency from international human rights groups.

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Morocco Navy Picks Up 242 Migrants in Mediterranean

The Moroccan navy has picked up 242 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Spain in flimsy boats, the official MAP press agency reported late Friday.

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Bodies of 62 Migrants Retrieved Off Libya Coast

Libya's Red Crescent said Friday its rescue workers had recovered the bodies of 62 migrants a day after one of the deadliest shipwrecks this year in the Mediterranean.

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