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Rockets Hit Iraq Base Hosting Foreign Troops

A pair of rockets hit an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition and NATO troops, Iraq's military said Tuesday, the third attack on installations hosting foreign forces inside a week. 

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Israel's Gantz Gets Shot at Forming Government

Israel's ex-military chief Benny Gantz was nominated Monday to try to form a government but further talks were expected with his bitter rival, premier Benjamin Netanyahu, on an emergency alliance to fight coronavirus. 

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Bahrain Records First Coronavirus Death in GCC

A Bahraini woman has died from the novel coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Monday, marking the first death from the disease among Gulf Co-operation Council states. 

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Syria's Brutal War Enters 10th Year

Syria's brutal conflict entered its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar al-Assad's regime consolidating its hold over a war-wracked country where foreign powers are flexing their muscle.

When Syrian anti-government demonstrators first took to the streets on March 15, 2011, they could scarcely have imagined their protests would turn into a complex war entangling rebels, jihadists and outside forces.

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Israel Postpones Netanyahu Graft Trial by 2 Months over Virus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial has been postponed until May 24 due to concerns about coronavirus, Jerusalem's District Court said Sunday. 

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New Rockets Target Iraq Base Where US, UK Troops Killed

A fresh spate of rockets targeted an Iraqi base north of Baghdad on Saturday where foreign troops are deployed, Iraqi and US security sources told AFP, in a rare daytime attack.

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Saudi Arabia to Suspend International Flights over Virus

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Iran Warns Trump over 'Dangerous Actions' after Iraq Strikes

Iran on Friday warned US President Donald Trump against taking "dangerous actions" after American forces launched air strikes on neighbouring Iraq.

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Idlib: Syria's 'Forgotten City' Targeted for Revenge by Assad

At the heart of Syria's latest humanitarian crisis, locals call Idlib "the forgotten city", still paying the price for one day in the 1970s when the former president was pelted with tomatoes.

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Pentagon Warns 'All Options on the Table' after Americans Killed in Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned Thursday that "all options are on the table" after three U.S.-led coalition members, including two American soldiers, were killed in a rocket attack in Iraq.

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