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Moroccan King Pardons Thousands, Including 'Hirak' Protesters

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has marked 20 years on the throne by pardoning thousands of prisoners, including some from the "Hirak" protest movement that rocked the country in 2016.

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Report Alleges Ethical Abuses at U.N. Agency for Palestinians

An internal ethics report has alleged mismanagement and abuses of authority at the highest levels of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees even as the organization faced an unprecedented crisis after U.S. funding cuts.

The allegations included in the confidential report by the agency's ethics department are now being scrutinized by U.N. investigators.

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Head of U.N. Investigators Calls for an IS 'Nuremberg'

The head of the U.N. special probe into Islamic State group crimes has called for trials like those at Nuremberg of Nazi leaders to ensure the jihadists' victims are heard and their ideology "debunked."

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IS Threat Hovers over Syria Camp, Rattling Authorities

Stabbing guards, stoning aid workers and flying the Islamic State group's black flag in plain sight: the wives and children of the 'caliphate' are sticking by the jihadists in a desperate Syrian camp.

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Sudan General Meets Sisi in Cairo as Power Talks Set to Resume

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met in Cairo Monday powerful Sudanese military General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, whose forces have been accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on protesters.

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Saudi King Salman's Brother Dies at 96

Saudi Arabia was gearing up Monday for the funeral of King Salman's elder brother, the royal court said, after he died at the age of 96.

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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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