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Saudi Crown Prince Visits UAE amid Push to End Yemen War

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the United Arab Emirates Wednesday, as efforts to end the nearly five-year war in Yemen gain momentum.

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HRW Says Turkey North Syria 'Safe Zone' Not Safe

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday denounced abuses including executions and home confiscations in a Turkish-controlled swathe of northern Syria, where Ankara says it wants to resettle Syrian refugees.

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Amnesty: Egypt Uses Prosecution Branch to Crush Dissent

Egypt's government is using a secretive judicial agency designed to fight terrorism to detain peaceful protesters, journalists and critics on trumped-up charges without trial, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.

The 60-page report by the London-based rights group details how Egypt's Supreme State Security Prosecution, or SSSP, has become increasingly central to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's sweeping crackdown on dissent.

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More Protesters Killed in Iraq Anti-Government Unrest

Two protesters were shot dead in Baghdad Wednesday and other Iraq cities were shrouded in acrid smoke from burning tires as demonstrators pressed their campaign of anti-government rallies.

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Israel Strikes Gaza in Response to Rocket Fire, Army Says

Israel struck a series of military targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday in response to rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave, the Israeli army said.

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Denmark Offers to Lead NATO Training Mission in Iraq

Denmark's government on Tuesday offered to lead a NATO mission to train Iraqi forces, saying it was prepared to send 200 troops to Iraq at the end of next year.

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17 Killed by Car Bomb in Turkey-Controlled Region of Syria

A car bomb killed at least 17 people and wounded 20 others in the Turkish-controlled region of northern Syria on Tuesday, Turkey's defense ministry said.

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Six Dead in 3 Blasts in Iraqi Capital

Six people were killed in near-simultaneous explosions across various Baghdad neighborhoods late Tuesday, medics and a security source said, amid deadly anti-government protests in Iraq's capital and its restive south.

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US Officials Meet with Strongman to End Tripoli Offensive

Senior US officials met with Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar Monday to discuss steps toward ending his offensive on Tripoli, and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict, the State Department said.

The delegation, which included the US ambassador to Libya Richard Norland, aimed to establish "steps to achieve a suspension of hostilities and a political resolution to the Libyan conflict," the statement read.

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Showdown Looms over Syria Chemical Weapons Probe

Russia and the West are braced for a fresh showdown at the world's chemical weapons watchdog this week over a new team that will name culprits for attacks in Syria for the first time.

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