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Strikes on Northwest Syria Kill 12, Damage Field Clinic

Air strikes on a rebel-held village in northwest Syria early Tuesday killed 12 people and put a nearby field clinic out of service, a monitor said. 

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'March for Bread' Protesters Reach Key Yemen Port

Yemeni protesters reached the Red Sea city of Hodeida Tuesday, ending a weeklong march from the capital to demand the rebel-held port be declared a humanitarian zone. 

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Toll in Turkish Strikes on Syria Kurds Rises to 18

The toll in Turkish air strikes on Kurdish forces in northeast Syria on Tuesday rose to 18 killed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"The dead are fighters and media officials from the People's Protection Units (YPG)," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman, who had earlier reported a toll of three people killed in the dawn raids. 

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ICC Unveils Arrest Warrant for ex-Gadhafi Security Chief

International judges on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for Libya's former security chief, accusing him of carrying out war crimes in 2011 to quash opposition to late dictator Moamer Gadhafi.

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Freed Kuwait Opposition Leader Calls for Reconciliation

Prominent Kuwaiti opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak called on Monday for national reconciliation to rescue the oil-rich Gulf state just days after his release from jail.

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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Syrian Officials over Suspected Sarin Attack

The U.S. government imposed "sweeping sanctions" on Syrian officials in response to what the U.S. says was a sarin gas attack on civilians earlier this month, the Treasury Department announced Monday.

The Treasury ordered a freeze on all assets in the United States belonging to 271 employees of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), and blocked any American person or business from dealing with them. 

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Israel Charges Teenager Accused of U.S. Bomb Threats

Prosecutors charged an Israeli-American teenager on Monday with making more than 2,000 threats against Jewish institutions, airlines, police stations and even a professional basketball team's plane, Israel's justice ministry said.

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Trump Administration to Issue New Syria Sanctions

The Trump administration will issue new sanctions against Syria as early as Monday as part of its ongoing crackdown on the Syrian government and those who support it.

Three U.S. officials said that the sanctions are part of a broader effort to cut off funding and other support to Syria's President Bashar Assad and his government amid the country's escalating civil war. The U.S. blames Assad for a recent chemical attack on Syrian civilians, and responded earlier this month by launching missiles against a Syrian airfield.

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U.S.-Backed Forces Enter Major IS-Held Syria Town Tabqa

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces penetrated the Islamic State group's bastion of Tabqa in northern Syria on Monday, overrunning territory in the town's south, a monitor said.

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Palestinian Leader on Hunger Strike Sees Health Decline

Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti's health has declined seriously over the past week after he joined a hunger strike with more than 1,000 other prisoners in Israel, an NGO said Monday.

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