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Sister of Saudi Crown Prince Faces Paris Trial

A Saudi princess, sister to powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is to be put on trial in Paris next month over allegations she ordered her bodyguard to beat up a workman in the French capital, a legal source told AFP Wednesday.

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Japan's PM Urges Iran to Play 'Constructive Role' in Mideast

Japan's visiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Iran to play a "constructive role" for peace in the Middle East on Wednesday after meeting with President Hassan Rouhani.

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Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to Attend U.S. Mideast Peace Conference

Egypt, Morocco and Jordan have agreed to attend the unveiling the economic component of a new U.S. peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said on Wednesday.

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Plea Deal Confirmed for Israel PM's Wife in Delivery Meals Case

Israeli prosecutors confirmed Wednesday a plea bargain has been reached with the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over accusations she used state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals.

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U.S. Blacklists Iraq Firm as Revolutionary Guard Guns Front

The U.S. Treasury placed Iraq-based South Wealth Resources on its sanctions blacklist Wednesday, saying the company is an important weapons trafficking and financial front for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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Yemen Rebel Attack Hits Saudi Airport, Coalition Vows Action

A Yemeni rebel missile attack on an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia wounded 26 civilians on Wednesday, drawing promises of "stern action" from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels.

Yemen's Huthi rebels, who have faced persistent coalition bombing since March 2015 that has exacted a heavy civilian death toll, have stepped up missile and drone attacks across the border in recent weeks.

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Palestinian Girl Dies Lonely Death as Israel Blocks Parents

When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over, but her parents never came.

Instead of a family member, Israeli authorities had approved a stranger to escort Aisha from the blockaded Gaza Strip to the east Jerusalem hospital. As her condition deteriorated, the child was returned to Gaza unconscious. One week later, she was dead.

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Despite Risks, Gazans Dream of Life Away

At a modest dwelling open to the winds next to a landfill in the Gaza Strip, only the women, children and an old man remain.

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Syria Says Air Defense Downs Israeli Missiles

Syrian air defence shot down Israeli missiles targeting the south of the country Wednesday, state media said, as a monitor reported positions of the regime's Lebanese ally Hezbollah had been hit.

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Mogul for Aiding Assad

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Samer Foz, a Syrian industrialist behind high-end developments, including the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, for allegedly enriching President Bashar al-Assad.

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