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Iran's Khamenei Meets Yemen Rebels after Blow for Saudi Coalition

Iran's supreme leader has held talks with a senior Yemeni rebel official just days after the long-running intervention against the rebels by its regional foes Saudi Arabia and the UAE suffered a major setback.

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Saudi-UAE 'Rift' Weakens Fight against Common Yemen Foe

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi put on a display of unity over Yemen, but the capture of Aden by UAE-backed separatists exposes simmering divisions that analysts say weaken their joint campaign against Iran-linked rebels.

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Israel Deports Filipina Worker, Israeli-Born Son

Israel has deported a Filipina migrant worker and her Israeli-born teenage son after 11th hour legal appeals failed, a children's rights group and authorities said Tuesday.

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Egypt Hosts Sudan Protest Leaders ahead of Landmark Deal

Egypt wrapped up a two-day summit with Sudan's main protest leaders Tuesday, its foreign ministry said, days before they are due to sign an agreement paving the way for civilian rule in the country.

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Syria's Aleppo Symbol of Assad's Wins _ and of Enduring War

Members of the al-Ali family were walking home from shopping when several shells slammed into the busy street on the western edges of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The blast tore through them, killing 2-year-old Salam and one of her cousins, and incinerated a car nearby with a woman and her infant daughter inside.

It was one of multiple attacks by rebels firing from Aleppo's outskirts that killed more than a dozen civilians last month.

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Rocket Fire Hits Libya Airport, Breaking Eid Truce

Rocket fire hit the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport Sunday, violating a temporary truce between the unity government and forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, airport authorities said.

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Iran's Zarif Blasts U.S. Arms Sales to Gulf

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Monday of transforming the Gulf into a "tinderbox" with its arms sales to regional allies.

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Israel Delays Ouster of Filipina Worker, Israeli-Born Son

The deportation of a Filipina migrant worker and her Israeli-born teenage son was delayed at the 11th hour to await a final decision on their fate, an association said Monday.

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Room with a View: Mecca Hotels Offer VIP Hajj Experience

Five-star hotels with views of Islam's holiest site and luxury hajj pilgrimage packages are attracting a super-wealthy clientele and establishing Mecca as the capital of premium religious tourism.

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U.N.: Car Bomb Kills 3 U.N. Staff outside Mall in Libya

A bomb-laden vehicle exploded overnight outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire proposed by the U.N. aimed at halting combat in the capital Tripoli during an upcoming Muslim holiday.

Health officials said the blast took place outside Arkan Mall in the Hawari neighborhood, where people were gathering for shopping a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday begins. The Benghazi municipal council said the attack targeted a convoy for the U.N. Support Mission in Libya.

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