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Israel Army Moves in on Palestinian Village Earmarked for Demolition

Israeli border police removed caravans on Thursday from near a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, which they have orders to demolish despite international criticism, officials said.

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U.S., U.N. Sanctions Target Libya Militia Leader

The United States and the United Nations imposed sanctions Wednesday against Libyan militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran, whose forces attacked oil terminals in eastern Libya in June.

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Egypt Coroner Says E. coli Led to Deaths of British Couple

A British couple who died on holiday in Egypt last month succumbed to the effects of an E. coli infection, an Egyptian coroner's report said Wednesday.

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Four Questions on Basra and Iraq's Political Stakes

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi faces calls to quit after deadly protests in southern Basra crushed his fledgling, and vital, alliance with a popular Shiite cleric.

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Yemen Pro-Govt. Forces Say Main Rebel Hodeida Roads Seized

Yemeni government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, on Wednesday seized rebel supply routes into the key port city of Hodeida, military sources said, days after U.N.-brokered peace talks collapsed.

Hodeida province is a major battleground in the war between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels linked to Iran, which has been accused of supplying weapons to the insurgents.

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Damascus Shells Idlib as UN Chief Warns of 'Bloodbath'

Government forces shelled Syria's last major rebel bastion on Wednesday, hours after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council any full-blown offensive in Idlib risks triggering a "bloodbath".

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US General Urges Gulf Arab Unity to Counter Iran

US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel urged feuding Gulf Arab states on Wednesday to put aside their differences and unite against Iranian efforts to "destabilise" the region.

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UN: Syria War Displacement this Year Worst Ever

The U.N. Commission of Inquiry says Syria this year has witnessed levels of internal displacement not seen before in the seven-year conflict.

The agency said in a report released Wednesday that over 1 million Syrian men, women and children have been displaced so far this year "with most now living in dire conditions."

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Turkey Captures 2013 Border Bombing Suspect in Syria Operation

The Turkish secret service has captured in Syria and brought back to Turkey the chief suspect in a 2013 bombing on the border with its conflict-torn neighbour that left over 50 dead, state media said Wednesday.

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Rockets Target Airport Despite Fragile Truce in Libya Capital

The Libyan capital's only working airport has come under rocket fire just days after reopening following a UN-backed ceasefire between rival armed groups vying for influence in the oil-rich country.

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