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Moroccan Left Hopes to Offer 'Third Way' at Polls

As campaigning heats up ahead of next week's parliamentary elections in Morocco, Nabila Mounib wants to offer voters an alternative to ruling Islamists and the liberal opposition.

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World Leaders Bid Farewell to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem

World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem Friday, with U.S. President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century.

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Saudi Warns of 'Disastrous Consequences' over U.S. 9/11 Law

Saudi Arabia has warned of "disastrous consequences" from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tension between the longstanding allies.

The warning came after the US Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).

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Saudi Soldier Killed, 3 Civilians Hurt by Yemeni Shells

Shelling from Yemeni rebels killed a Saudi border guard and wounded three civilians including a Bangladeshi, the interior ministry said on Friday.

The Tuwal district of Jazan, on the Saudi frontier with Yemen, came under fire on Thursday afternoon, wounding the border guard corporal, a ministry statement said.

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Obama: Abbas Presence at Peres Funeral Reminder of 'Unfinished Business of Peace'

U.S. President Barack Obama said Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas' presence at Shimon Peres' funeral on Friday was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace."

At the start of his eulogy for Nobel Peace Prize winner Peres in Jerusalem, Obama mentioned Abbas, who was seated in the front row, and said his "presence here is a gesture and a reminder of the unfinished business of peace."

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Cyprus Orders Plane Hijacking Suspect Extradited to Egypt

A Cypriot court ruled on Friday that an Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus can be extradited to Cairo for his alleged crimes.

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Abbas, Netanyahu in Rare Hand Shake at Peres Funeral

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shook hands and spoke briefly at Shimon Peres' funeral on Friday in a rare public encounter between the two men.

The encounter took place as mourners gathered ahead of the funeral. It was believed to be their first handshake since a Paris climate meeting last November.

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3,800 Civilians Dead in Year of Russian Strikes in Syria

Around 3,800 civilians have been killed in one year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar Assad, a monitoring group said Friday.

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French Jets in Action as Mosul Offensive Force Readies

French jets blasted off from an aircraft carrier Friday to go into operation over Iraq as the international coalition builds up for the looming battle to win back Mosul from Islamic State jihadists.

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Car Bomb Explodes near Home of Egypt Assistant Prosecutor

A car bomb exploded Thursday evening near the home of a senior assistant to Egypt's prosecutor general, a security official said.

The official said the blast took place in the upscale Tagammu Khamis suburb, steps away from the house of Zakraya Abdel-Aziz. One person was injured apparently from flying shrapnel, he said.

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