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Gadhafi Son's New Lawyers Urge ICC to Drop Case

New lawyers representing the son of slain Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi announced Monday they will ask the International Criminal Court to quash the case against him as he has now been tried and convicted by a Libyan court.

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Second Day of Clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight on Monday, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.

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Netanyahu Says Sea Blockade on Gaza to Remain after Turkey Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday his country's maritime blockade on the Gaza Strip would remain in place following a deal with Turkey to normalize relations.

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Bahrain Jails 5 Shiites, Revokes Their Citizenships

Bahrain on Monday jailed five Shiites on charges linked to "terrorism" and revoked their citizenships, the prosecution said, as authorities in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom crack down on the opposition.

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UN Chief Ban Says Israel-Turkey Deal 'Hopeful Signal' for Region

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed a deal between Israel and Turkey to normalize relations after years of acrimony, calling it a "hopeful signal for the stability of the region."

"I welcome today's announcement of the normalization of relations between Israel and Turkey," Ban told journalists as he met Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

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Turkey PM Says Israel to Pay $20 mn Compensation for 2010 Raid

A breakthrough Israel-Turkey deal following six years of acrimony will see Israel pay $20 million (18.14 million euros) in compensation for a deadly 2010 commando raid, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday.

The deal will also see the two countries exchange ambassadors "as soon as possible", Yildirim told a press conference in Ankara.

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Israeli, Turkish Leaders Laud Deal to Restore Ties

Israeli and Turkish leaders on Monday lauded a deal reached at the weekend to restore ties after six years of acrimony over a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that his country's maritime blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip would remain following the agreement, though Turkey obtained aid concessions for the Palestinian enclave.

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Clashes Intensify in Yemen, Killing 41

Fighting between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels raged Sunday on several fronts, killing 41 people, officials said, as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Kuwait to push forward peace talks.

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Libya PM Says Only United Military Can Defeat IS

The head of Libya's unity government said Sunday that only a united military bringing together all the country's armed factions would be able to defeat the Islamic State group.

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Jordan Court Charges 21 with 'Terrorism'

A Jordanian court on Sunday charged 21 people with carrying out "terrorist acts" after their arrest in an operation against jihadists in the country's north in March, a prosecutor said.

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