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Al-Qaida Leader Tells Fighters to Prepare for Long Syria War

Al-Qaida's leader has urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war.

Ayman al-Zawahri tells the jihadis to remain steadfast and change tactics to a guerrilla war. His remarks came in an audio message released on Monday by al-Qaida's media arm As-Sahab.

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Palestinian Stabs Israeli Guard, Arrested

A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli guard at a key crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem on Monday before being arrested, the police said.

A police statement said Asia Kaabneh, a 39-year-old mother of nine from the West Bank, stabbed a guard at the Qalandia checkpoint, injuring her lightly.

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Syrian Refugees are New York Tourists for The Day

After fleeing war in Syria and arriving in America with her family four months ago, for one day Mona Hafez is not a refugee. She is a tourist seeing the sights of New York.

"Coming to the park was really fun. Riding the subway was awesome. I love all of New York City," says the 10-year-old, words tumbling out of her mouth in delight.

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Siren Wails as Israel Marks Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel has come to a standstill as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims.

The ritual is the centerpiece of Israel's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day for those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. Motorists pulled over on Monday morning, stepping outside their vehicles, heads bowed in silence.

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Egypt's Sisi Visits Saudi Arabia as Tensions Ease

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension.

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Seven Yemen Soldiers Killed in Landmines Blast

Seven Yemeni soldiers were killed and 15 others wounded Sunday when a shipment of landmines accidentally exploded in the southern port city of Aden, emergency and health officials said. 

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2 Israeli Troops, 4 Others Held for Anti-Arab 'Terrorist' Attacks

Six Israelis, including two soldiers, have been arrested for racist attacks against Arabs with knives and other weapons and charged with "terrorist" offenses, authorities said Sunday.

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Huge Crowds of Shiite Faithful Throng Baghdad Shrine

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite faithful thronged the mausoleum of Imam Kadhim in Baghdad Sunday for the climax of a week-long pilgrimage that saw millions converge on the Iraqi capital.

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Saudi King Names Son as U.S. Envoy, Fires Army Chief, 3 Ministers

Saudi Arabia on Saturday named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump.

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Israeli Attack on Syria Military Camp Kills Three

An Israeli attack on a Syrian camp for pro-government forces killed three fighters near the Golan Heights on Sunday, an official from the forces said.

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