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Projected Results of Israel Election

With nearly all votes in Israel's general election counted, here is the preliminary distribution of seats in Israel's 120-seat parliament, according to Israeli media calculations.

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Netanyahu on Path to Form His Fifth Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on track for victory in Israel's election on Wednesday after nearly complete results put him in position to form a right-wing coalition and further extend his long tenure in office.

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Netanyahu, Gantz Both Claim Victory in Israeli Polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz both claimed victory after Israel's general elections on Tuesday as exit polls showed the two were neck and neck.

The exit polls from Israel's three main television stations appeared to show Netanyahu better placed to form a coalition with the help of smaller right-wing parties, but the final outcome was far from clear.

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Trump Praises 'Great Job' by Egypt's Controversial Sisi

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised the "great job" he said is being done by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite widespread criticism over Sisi's human rights record.

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Jailed Morocco Protest Leader 'Sews Lips Together'

The jailed leader of a Moroccan protest movement, Nasser Zefzafi, has sewn his lips together after losing an appeal against a 20-year prison term, several sources said Tuesday.

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U.N. Security Council to Meet Wednesday on Libya

The U.N. Security Council will hold urgent closed-door consultations on Wednesday on the crisis in Libya, where fighting has scuttled U.N.-led efforts to prepare for elections.

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U.N. Evacuates 150 Refugees from Libyan Detention Center

The U.N. said Tuesday it had evacuated more than 150 refugees from a Tripoli detention center affected by recent clashes, and said refugees elsewhere might also need to be moved.

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Jailed UAE Activist Mansoor on Hunger Strike

Award-winning rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, jailed in the UAE for "publishing false information", has launched a hunger strike in protest against prison conditions, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

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Netanyahu Party Criticized over Cameras in Polling Stations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced election day criticism Tuesday after activists from his right-wing Likud party brought cameras into polling stations in Arab-majority neighborhoods.

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Netanyahu Challenger Halts Israel Poll Day Drive to Help Biker

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main challenger, Benny Gantz, stopped his car on polling day on Tuesday to help an injured motorcyclist on a highway, local media reported.

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