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Israel Court Okays Demolition of West Bank Village within 7 Days

Israel's top court on Wednesday upheld an order to raze a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, after debating petitions challenging the decision.

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Israel Closes Sole People Crossing with Gaza after 'Riot'

The Israeli army said Wednesday it was closing its sole crossing for people with the Gaza Strip following a violent demonstration the previous day, just 10 days after it reopened it.

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Tehran Summit Expected to Seal Fate of Syria's Idlib

The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey meet Friday in Tehran for a summit expected to shape the future of Idlib province, home to Syria's last major rebel bastion.

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Erdogan Warns of 'Massacre' in Syria's Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that dropping bombs and missiles on Syria's last rebel-held province of Idlib could cause a "massacre," in remarks published Wednesday.

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Iran Says to Clear Syria's Idlib 'with Least Human Cost'

Iran will help push militants out of the last Syrian rebel stronghold with "the least human cost", Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday. 

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U.S. Envoy for Syria in Turkey for Talks

The U.S. envoy for Syria was in Ankara on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in the war-torn country with Turkish officials as an offensive against rebel-held Idlib appeared imminent.

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Six Killed in Southern Iraq Protests

Six protesters were killed on Tuesday in the oil-rich southern Iraqi city of Basra, an official said, which has been shaken by two months of demonstrations.

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4 Million Iraqis Return Home after War on IS

Nearly four million Iraqis displaced by the war on the Islamic State group have returned to their homes, the U.N. migration agency said in a report released Tuesday.

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Spain Says U.S. Losing Israel-Palestine Mediator Role

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and his Palestinian counterpart warned Tuesday that Washington was losing its traditional mediating role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by "aligning" with Israel.

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U.S. Says Will 'Respond Swiftly' if Assad Uses Chemical Arms

The United States warned Damascus Tuesday it will respond "swiftly and appropriately" if it uses chemical weapons against its people.

The warning came amid signs that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was preparing an offensive in Idlib province that the United Nations has said poses the threat of a humanitarian disaster.

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