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Israel Targets Palestinian Militants in New Strike, One Killed

An Israeli strike targeting Islamic Jihad militants in the Gaza Strip killed one Palestinian and wounded several others on Tuesday, the territory's health ministry and the Israeli military said.

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U.N., Top Iraq Cleric Urge 'Serious' Reforms after Protests

The top U.N. official in Iraq and the country's most senior Muslim cleric on Monday urged authorities to get "serious" about reforms after anti-government demonstrations that have cost hundreds of lives.

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Palestinian Shot Dead in West Bank Clashes

A Palestinian man was shot and killed on Monday during clashes with Israeli forces in the south of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry and medics said.

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US Urges Early Iraq Elections as Rights Group Warns of 'Bloodbath'

The United States has urged Iraq to hold early polls and carry out electoral reform, after a rights group warned a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters could spiral into a "bloodbath".

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UN Mission in Iraq Proposes Roadmap for Ending Upheaval

The United Nations' mission for Iraq on Sunday proposed a roadmap out of the country's social upheaval, while Amnesty International said Iraq's crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a "bloodbath."

At least 319 protesters have been killed by security forces since the economically driven protests and unrest began last month, according to the latest figures from the Iraqi Human Rights Commission released Sunday.

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U.S.-Born IS Bride Appeals Again to Come Home from Syria

A U.S.-born woman who says she regrets having joined the Islamic State group has appealed again to come home from the refugee camp where she lives with her small son in Syria.

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Israeli Farmers Blocked as Israel-Jordan Enclave Deal Expires

Israelis were prevented from entering Jordanian border enclaves on Sunday after a deal allowing farmers to work land there expired, 25 years after a landmark peace treaty.

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UAE Says Huthis Will Have Role in Yemen's Future

Yemen's rebels will have a role in their country's future, a UAE minister said Sunday, voicing optimism that a recent peace deal between the government and southern separatists could lead to a wider solution.

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Israel Court Rejects Russian 'Hacker' Appeal against U.S. Extradition

Israel's top court upheld Sunday an extradition order of a Russian alleged hacker to the United States, where he is wanted for fraud.

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Iraqis Struggle to Maintain Sit-ins after Deadly Crackdown

Iraqi protesters clashed with security forces in Baghdad on Sunday, following a deadly crackdown that Amnesty International warned could turn into a "bloodbath".

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