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Israel launches 'wide-scale attack' against Hamas targets in Gaza

The Israeli Air Force launched a "wide-scale attack" against Hamas military targets in Gaza on Friday, according to a statement from the Israeli military.

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Nawaz Sharif Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Nawaz Sharif and learn more about the former Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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Israel Launches Broad Air Assault in Gaza Following Border Violence

A Palestinian sniper killed an Israeli soldier along the border fence during a day of escalating hostilities. Israel responded with a fierce assault ...

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Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

A Kuwaiti Instagram influencer has slammed new laws requiring a weekly day off for Filipino domestic workers, drawing the ire of social media users.

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After fleeing genocide, two Yazidis are fighting for asylum in the UK

For both of Adel and Majhor, reaching the UK was the last stop in their journey to find safety. If their asylum cases fail, they fear they will have ...

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Syrians fleeing Assad's forces turned away by Israeli soldiers

Dozens of Syrians seeking refuge from fighting on Tuesday were told to turn back by Israeli soldiers, according to a local journalist and a Reuters ...

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Can the Middle East solve its water problem?

The world's most water-scarce region needs to take critical action to narrow the gap between water supply and demand, according to a recent World Bank report.

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West Bank village digs in as demolition looms

A hair-raising dash across a busy highway is one of two ways of reaching the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. The other is to navigate a rugged and barely passable dirt track.

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At least 270,000 Syrians flee latest deadly regime offensive

At least 270,000 Syrians have fled their homes in southwest Syria since the government launched an offensive against rebels over two weeks ago, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

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As Israeli bulldozers circle, a tiny village takes center stage in Palestinian struggle

While European countries have spoken out, the United States has remained largely silent.

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Thousands flee key Yemeni port city as Hodeida offensive continues

Diplomats are pushing for a cease-fire and peace talks, but the fighting has continued.

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Forgiven by her native Chechnya, a woman is returned from Islamic State 

Madina’s life trajectory reflects the international allure and reach of the extremist group. 

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Thousands of Syrians are fleeing toward Israel’s border, posing a new challenge

The Israeli defense minister has offered help but has stopped short of saying that his country would become a haven.

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UPDATE 4-Jordan source reports south Syria truce; State Dept cannot confirm

AMMAN, Jordan — The Syrian government and rebel fighters have agreed to a cease-fire in the southern part of the country, a Jordanian official said Friday, amid fears of a gathering humanitarian catas...

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Cease-fire in southwestern Syria nears collapse as U.S. and Russia trade blame

At least 17 people, including children, died in the bloodiest attack yet of a five-day-old government offensive as tens of thousands flee Russian airstrikes.

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Prince William visits Jerusalem’s holy sites, concluding historic visit

On the first trip to the region by a British royal in 70 years, Prince William took in the spirituality of the holy land.

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Israel Cements Right-Wing Agenda in a Furious Week of Lawmaking

Parliament moved aggressively to push through a series of polarizing measures, piling up points at the expense of its already weakened foes.

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Lebanese farmer: Growing cannabis should be legal

Lebanon is considering legalising cannabis. A farmer explains why this could "benefit everyone".

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Israel carries out Gaza strikes as soldier dies from gunshot

Israel's army kills four in a wave of attacks, as it suffers its first fatality in renewed clashes.

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Syria conflict: Rebels begin to leave Quneitra, with army set to take over

Evacuations are underway from Quneitra province, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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Syrian government reaches reconciliation deal with rebels in Nawa

The Syrian government reached a reconciliation agreement Wednesday with rebels in Nawa, in southern Daraa province.

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Syrian government forces raise flag in Dara'a, birthplace of the war

Syrian government forces say they have retaken a town that was the epicenter of the civil war that engulfed the country and the region for more than ...

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Iran executes eight men over last year's terror attacks in Tehran

Iran executed eight men convicted of terrorism for last year's twin attacks that left 17 people dead in Tehran, state media reported Saturday.

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US pushes back on Iranian officials as spat over oil exports continues

The US and Iran continue to trade barbs over Iranian oil exports, with the US military announcing that it will continue to keep the Persian Gulf open ...

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Tzipi Livni Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel.

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Prince William's Middle East tour a landmark moment for Britain's future monarch

Landmark moments in royal careers are defined by history, and we may well look back at the Duke of Cambridge's official visit to Israel and the West Bank as one such moment. It wasn't just that it was a first for a British royal or that the political and religious sensitivities of the region are so acute. It was the way that he handled himself ...

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Yemeni refugees flee to South Korean holiday island of Jeju

Hundreds of Yemeni refugees have arrived on the resort island of Jeju, off mainland South Korea.

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