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Netanyahu Calls for Unity Government to Combat Virus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called for the "immediate" formation of a national unity government to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, and ordered schools closed. 

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Trauma and Sadness: U.N. Investigators Reflect on 9-Year Syria Probe

After nine years of chronicling war crimes and horrendous suffering in Syria, U.N. investigators voice frustration and sadness, but also determination to continue documenting violations and hope that one day justice will be served.

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Iraq Fears Escalation after Deadly Rocket Cttack, Air Strike

Iraqi and United Nations officials scrambled Thursday to contain the fallout from an unprecedented rocket attack that killed three US-led coalition members and threatened yet another escalation of Iran-US tensions.

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East Syria Strike Kills 26 Iraqi Fighters

An air strike killed 26 fighters of Iraqi paramilitary group Hashed al-Shaabi in eastern Syria after a deadly attack on US-led coalition troops in Iraq, a war monitor said Thursday.

Updating its toll for the Wednesday strike, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was probably carried out by the coalition.

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Syria War Enters 10th Year with No Hope in Sight

As it enters its tenth year, the war in Syria is anything but abating, as foreign powers scrap over a ravaged country where human suffering keeps reaching new levels.

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Iraqi Army Says 10 Rockets Hit Base Housing U.S. Personnel

Ten rockets hit an Iraqi military base housing U.S. soldiers near Baghdad Wednesday, in the 22nd attack against American military interests in the country since late October, an Iraqi military commander said.

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Israel President Seeks Agreement after 3rd Stalemate Vote

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin urged political leaders to seek compromise on Wednesday, as he received official results from Israel's third stalemate election in less than a year.

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Netanyahu Rival Set for Official Protection after Threats

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's challenger Benny Gantz is to receive state protection following online threats, the Shin Bet domestic security agency has announced.

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Palestinian Teen Shot Dead by Israeli Forces in West Bank

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry announced.

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Turkey Urges Russia to Address Syria Truce Violations

Turkey urged Russia on Wednesday to deal with alleged violations of a week-old ceasefire by Syrian government forces in Idlib, the last bastion of resistance to President Bashar al-Assad.

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