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Saudi Arabia Seeks Death for Suspect in Germans' Shooting

Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia are seeking the death penalty for a suspect accused of opening fire on German diplomats, a newspaper reported on Monday.

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What is the Trial of Israeli Soldier Elor Azaria?

An Israeli court is expected on Tuesday to sentence Elor Azaria, a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker as he lay on the ground.

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Four Russian Servicemen Dead in Syria Blast

Four Russian military personnel were killed and two injured when their vehicle was targeted with explosives in central Syria last week, a defense ministry statement quoted by Russian agencies said Monday.

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Merkel Scraps Algiers Trip 'at Last Minute' Due to Bouteflika Health

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a visit to Algeria on Monday "at the last minute" because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering acute bronchitis, the two countries announced.

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2,000 IS Fighters Defending West Mosul, Says U.S. Official

An estimated 2,000 IS fighters are left in west Mosul to defend their bastion against a massive offensive by the Iraqi security forces, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Monday.

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IS Claims Suicide Attack by British Bomber near Mosul

The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack near Mosul it said was carried out by a British suicide bomber, the SITE Intelligence Group reported.

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Libya PM Convoy Comes under Fire in Tripoli

A convoy carrying Libya's contested unity government chief, Fayez al-Sarraj, and other top officials came under heavy gunfire Monday in Tripoli, but they survived unharmed, spokesmen for his administration said.

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Egypt Court Confirms Death Sentences over Football Riot

An Egyptian court upheld Monday death sentences against 10 people convicted over rioting that claimed 74 lives at a stadium in Port Said in 2012, judicial and security officials said.

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Syria Army Ramps up Shelling near Capital ahead of Talks

Syrian government forces Monday escalated their bombing campaign around Damascus, raining shells down on rebel territory and sending out a "bloody message" just days before renewed peace talks in Geneva. 

Representatives from the opposition and of President Bashar al-Assad's regime are to head to Switzerland on Thursday for another attempt to end their country's brutal six-year war.

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Rockets from Sinai Hit Israel, No Casualties

At least two rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Monday hit southern Israel, causing no damage, the army said, the second such incident this month.

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