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Police Say they Shoot Dead Israeli Arab Car Attacker

Police said that officers shot dead an Israeli Arab who they allege tried to ram them with his car during a protest against home demolitions in southern Israel on Wednesday.

Residents of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Heiran, in the Negev desert, however, said that the driver was simply heading to the scene to talk with authorities in an attempt to halt the demolitions.

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At Syria Retirement Home, Elderly Left Behind by War

Alone in her room at an overcrowded retirement home in Damascus, Naz Ashiti thumbs through photographs of her daughters overseas, her eyes lingering on features she has not seen in years.

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US Scolds Bahrain for Execution of Three Shiites

The United States on Tuesday scolded its ally Bahrain over the recent executions of three Shiites who had been sentenced to death for a deadly bomb attack on police.

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U.N. Takes Aim at Calls for Israeli Annexation of West Bank

Calls for Israel to annex parts or all of the Palestinian West Bank risk destroying prospects for peace, the U.N. envoy for the Middle East warned Tuesday.

Some Israeli ministers have called for an annexation of land earmarked to be part of a future Palestinian state and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has voiced support for such a move.

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Jordan Charges 8 with Incitement against Regime

Jordan on Tuesday charged eight people including a former lawmaker with inciting opposition against the regime over statements posted on social media, a judicial source said.

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Morocco Offers The Gambia President 'Golden Retirement'

Morocco has offered The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh asylum in return for accepting election defeat and stepping down, a local news website reported Tuesday.

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Iran President Calls for Stop to Saudi 'Interference'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Saudi Arabia to stop its "aggression" in Yemen and "interference" across the region, during a news conference in Tehran on Tuesday. 

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Russia Turns Eyes to Libya with Support for Strongman

Emboldened by its success in Syria, Russia is turning its eyes to chaos-ridden Libya with support for a military strongman whose forces oppose the internationally backed government.

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Libyan Wins Right to Sue UK ex-Minister for Rendition

A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.

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Saudi Carries Out First Execution of Year

Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most prolific executioners, on Tuesday carried out its first death sentence of the year, after more than 150 in 2016.

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