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Seven Rescue Workers Killed in Jihadist-Held Syria Town

Unidentified assailants shot dead seven members of Syria's White Helmets rescue service early Saturday during a raid on their base in a jihadist-held northwestern town, the group said.

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Nobel Laureates Urge Saudi to Hold Off on Execution of 14 Shiites

Ten Nobel laureates from across the world have penned an open letter urging Saudi authorities to hold off on the execution of 14 Shiites convicted of protest-linked crimes.

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Egypt Train Crash Toll Hits 410 as Cranes Clear Busy Link

The death toll from Egypt's latest train disaster rose to 41 as cranes worked Saturday to clear the stricken railway line between Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

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Yemen's Blood Bank Faces Threat of Closure Within Days

Yemen's blood bank has sent out an urgent appeal to anyone who will listen, as war and a blockade on the capital may force the centre to close within a week.

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Four UAE Soldiers Killed in Yemen Helicopter Crash

Four soldiers from the United Arab Emirates were killed when their helicopter crashed during a mission in Yemen, the UAE military confirmed on Saturday.

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Syria Suicide Blast Kills 23 Near Jordan Border

At least 23 rebel fighters were killed Friday and dozens more wounded in a suicide blast in southern Syria near the border with Jordan, a monitoring group said.

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Two Arab Israeli Brothers Charged with IS Contacts

Two Arab Israelis were indicted Friday in a court in northern Israel for alleged contacts with the Islamic State jihadist group and illegal possession of weapons, the Shin Bet security agency said.

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UN Envoy Calls for Urgent Reopening of Yemen Airport

The UN Yemen envoy called on Friday for the urgent reopening of the airport in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, which has been closed to all but limited UN flights for a year.

A Saudi-led coalition supporting the government imposed an air and sea blockade on rebel-held territory in March 2015 and tightened it in August last year saying it was the only way to stop weapons smuggling.

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Regime Shelling Kills Three in Truce Zone near Damascus

Government bombardment killed three civilians on Thursday in a ceasefire zone near Syria's capital, a monitor said, in the second day of deadly shelling on the rebel area.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and local residents also reported violations in a second "de-escalation zone" in the central province of Homs.

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Israel Moves ahead on Underground Wall around Gaza

Israel is pushing ahead with a project to build a giant underground wall around the Gaza Strip to block tunnels that could be used for attacks, the army said on Thursday.

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