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Netanyahu Fights for Political Life a Week before Israel Votes

Israel moved into its final week of campaigning Monday for an unprecedented second general election in five months with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battling for political survival while facing a potential corruption indictment.

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Netanyahu Accuses Iran of Destroying Secret 'Nuclear Site'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of having a previously undisclosed site aimed at developing nuclear weapons that it destroyed.

Iran destroyed the site located near the city of Abadeh, south of Isfahan, sometime between late June and late July after realizing that Israel had detected it, Netanyahu alleged.

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Videos Accusing Egypt's Sisi, Military of Graft Go Viral

Videos posted online by an Egyptian construction contractor accusing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the military of corruption have gone viral, sparking a rare debate about the army's growing economic empire.

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Protests as Morocco Journalist Goes on Trial for Alleged Abortion

Hundreds of people protested Monday in front of a Moroccan court as the trial opened of a journalist accused of having a late-term abortion and sexual relations outside marriage.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister in Sudan to Begin 'New' Ties

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Khartoum Monday, officials said, to begin what Cairo hailed as a "new start" in relations as Sudan embarks on a transition to civilian rule.

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Rockets Fired toward Israel from Syria, Fail to Reach, Israeli Army Says

Israel said Monday several rockets were fired at its territory from Syria by an Iranian-backed force in what would be a rare incident, but they all fell short.

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Israel Reports Failed Missile Attack after Deadly Raid on Pro-Iran Groups

Unknown warplanes targeted overnight an arms depot and posts of Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, killing at least 18 fighters, Syrian opposition activists said Monday.

The strikes come amid rising tensions in the Middle East and the crisis between Iran and the U.S. in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

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Kuwait Ruler in US Hospital for 'Tests', Trump Meeting Postponed

The ruler of Kuwait, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, has been admitted to a hospital in the United States for "medical tests", a senior official said on Sunday.

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As Israel Returns to Polls, Palestinian Democracy in Stasis

When Israelis vote next week it will be their sixth general election since Palestinians last had the chance to cast ballots in parliamentary polls more than 13 years ago.

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Israeli Ministers Back Controversial Camera Bill before Vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government backed legislation Sunday to allow party representatives to bring cameras to polling stations in the upcoming election, an official said, despite opposition from the attorney general.

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