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Syrian Regime Bombs IS Jihadists in Southern Desert

Syrian regime forces bombed late Sunday a desert area under the control of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group near the province of Sweida in southern Syria, a war monitor said.

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Two Hurt as Israel Hits Gaza Targets over 'Arson Balloons'

An Israeli drone attacked a Palestinian militant base in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, moderately injuring two people, security officials in the Hamas-ruled territory said.

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Iraq Says Jihadists Repeatedly Hit Power Line

Jihadists have attacked a high voltage power line serving several Iraqi provinces for the eighth time in two months, the government said on Sunday.

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52 Jihadists Killed in Egypt's Sinai

Egypt's army said on Sunday its forces have killed over the past few days 52 jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula where the military is conducting a vast operation against militants.

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Head of Syrian Regime Research Center Killed

The head of a Syrian government research centre fabricating weapons has been killed in an explosion targeting his car, a Britain-based monitor said Sunday.

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IS Kills Hostage from Syria's Sweida

The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last month, a Syrian news website and a monitor said Sunday.

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Israeli Druze Hold Mass Rally to Protest Jewish Nation Law

Tens of thousands of Israeli Druze and their supporters rallied in central Tel Aviv Saturday to protest a new law they say makes them second-class citizens.

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Russia Confirms It Sent Syrian Refugee Proposal to U.S.

Russia's army on Saturday confirmed it sent a letter to the United States last month with a proposal to cooperate on rebuilding Syria and repatriating refugees after it was reported in the media.

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Yemen Rebels Say Willing to Attend U.N. Talks

A member of the political wing of Yemen's Huthi rebels said Saturday the insurgents were willing to attend U.N.-brokered talks, although they had low expectations of a positive outcome.

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Tunisians Protest against 'Destructive' Reforms

Hundreds of people have demonstrated in Tunisia against proposed reforms opposed by conservative Muslims that include equal inheritance rights for women and decriminalizing homosexuality.

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