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Thousands in Israel Anti-Graft Demo after Netanyahu Indictment Call

Thousands of Israelis marched against corruption in Tel Aviv on Friday, in the first protest since police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for fraud.

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ICRC Chief Calls for Changes in Libya Sanctions

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday the international community should consider "humanitarian exemptions" to economic sanctions against Libya.

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Syria Troops Find Mass Grave West of Raqa

Syrian troops have uncovered a mass grave containing the remains of more than 30 people killed by the Islamic State group in Raqa province, state media reported on Friday. 

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Turkey, US to 'Work Together' in Syria after Crisis

Turkey and United States on Friday agreed to work together in Syria after weeks of tensions over Ankara's latest cross-border operation that raised fears of a military confrontation between the two NATO allies.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu said after talks in Ankara that the two sides would set up working groups to solve key issues that have bedevilled relations.

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Desperate to Come Home, Syrians Brave IS Mines in Raqa

Mohammed Kuraji returned to Syria's Raqa to prepare a homecoming but ended up organising a funeral. Stepping into his home, an unexploded mine detonated and killed his elderly father.

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Israel Graft Case Turns Spotlight on Netanyahu Family

Israeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour by the premier and some family members.

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Oman Minister in Rare Visit by Arab Official to Jerusalem Holy Site

An Omani minister made a rare visit by an Arab official to a Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after holding talks with Palestinian leaders in the occupied West Bank.

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Senior IS Leader Returned to Iraq from Turkey

Iraqi authorities said Thursday they have managed for the first time to have a top leader of the Islamic State group extradited from Turkey.

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Strikes Hit Yet Another Hospital in Syria's Idlib

Air strikes have hit a hospital in Syria's last province beyond government control, in the seventh such raid on a medical facility there by the regime or its ally Russia in two weeks, a monitor said Thursday.

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Holy Land Churches Snub Jerusalem Reception over Tax Dispute

A tax dispute between Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and major churches in the Holy Land heated up on Thursday with church officials deciding to boycott a high-profile event.

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