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Israeli Jets Spark Panic in Lebanon during Syria Raid

Israeli warplanes flew at low altitude Tuesday over the Lebanese regions of Metn and Keserwan, sparking a state of panic, state-run National News Agency reported.

Syria’s state news agency SANA later reported that Syrian air defenses were engaging “hostile targets” over the central Syrian region of Homs.

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Two Oil Engineers, including a Romanian, Freed in Libya

Libya's National Oil Company has announced that two employees had been freed after being kidnapped from a southern Libyan oil field in July 2018.

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Saudi-Led Coalition Air Strikes Hit Rebel-Held Yemen Capital

The Saudi-led military coalition has carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh.

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U.S. Deploys Patriot Air Defense System to Iraq

The United States has deployed Patriot air defense batteries to Iraqi bases to protect American troops recently targeted by Iranian missiles, U.S. and Iraqi military sources told AFP.

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Algeria's Bouteflika Languishes at Home a Year after His Fall

A year after the unexpected downfall of Algeria's longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing octogenarian remains holed up in his plush and medically adapted home, with his detractors still demanding justice.

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Netanyahu, Aides under Precautionary COVID-19 Quarantine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close aides have been placed under quarantine after a staffer within his office tested positive for COVID-19, a statement and Israeli media said.

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Jordan Takes Home Thousands of Hotel-Quarantined Returnees

Jordanian authorities Monday started to take home about 5,000 people quarantined in hotels to guard against the spread of coronavirus since their return to the country two weeks ago.

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Riot, Break-Out at Syria Jail Holding Jihadists, Say SDF, NGO

Prisoners at a Syrian jail run by Kurdish forces holding suspected Islamic State members rioted and some escaped Sunday, said Kurdish sources and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Saudi Arabia Seizes 5 Million Illegally Stored Medical Masks

Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday.

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Saudi Intercepts Missiles over Curfew-Locked Riyadh, Border City

Saudi air defenses intercepted ballistic missiles over Riyadh and a city on the Yemen border late Saturday, leaving at least two civilians wounded in the capital that is under curfew in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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