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Israeli police accused of brutality in crackdown on demonstrating Israeli Arabs

The police’s actions have sparked a debate over the right of Israel’s Arab minority to protest publicly. 

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Turkey expels Israeli ambassador amid international outrage over Gaza killings

The move was among the strongest international responses to Monday’s bloodshed along Israel’s border with blockaded Gaza.

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Gaza buries its dead as death toll from protests at fence with Israel rises to at least 60

Tuesday marked the anniversary of Israel’s creation, which Palestinians call the “Catastrophe.”

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U.S. diplomat involved in accident allowed to leave Pakistan

American military attache barred from exiting after a motorcyclist was killed in Islamabad, officials said.

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Iraqis vote in first national election since toppling of ISIS, but turnout was low

The election will determine how Iraq’s next government aligns in a region marked by fierce global rivalries.

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Rediscovered in the alleys of Tangier, Morocco’s last link to the Beat Generation feels broken

Writer and artist Mohammed Mrabet knew Paul Bowles, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and other famous American writers. Now, he lives in obscurity.

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Rights groups slam 'smear campaign' against Saudi activists

Rights groups have slammed a "smear campaign" against Saudi women's rights activists who were arrested last week and accused of treason by local media outlets close to the Saudi government.

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All 'foreign forces' to leave Syria, Putin tells Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday that "foreign armed forces" would leave Syria, according to Syria's state-run news agency, SANA.

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Israel defends Gaza crackdown as Palestinians bury their dead

Thousands of Palestinians gathered Tuesday for the grim task of burying the 60 protesters killed by Israeli troops at the Gaza border, as Israel faced international condemnation over the deaths.

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The dream of 'peace in our time' in Mideast died Monday

Monday highlighted just how far the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has strayed into the disjointed, the absurd, and the hopeless, CNN's Ben Wedeman ...

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Palestinian mourn dead in Gaza as protests continue

Palestinians mourned Tuesday in Gaza following the deadliest day there since 2014, as Gaza and Israel braced for another day of demonstrations.

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At Least 4 Russians Killed in Syria in Firefight With ISIS

The clash in Deir al-Zour left 43 militants from the Islamic State dead, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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Women's arrests cast doubt on Saudi Crown Prince's reforms

A recent crackdown on women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia has cast doubt over a much-touted reform agenda led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Well-known Egyptian blogger arrested

Egypt's security forces arrested well-known blogger and activist Wael Abbas in the early hours of Wednesday, his sister Rasha Abbas told CNN.

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David Friedman photograph sparks Jerusalem controversy

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was embroiled in controversy Tuesday after being photographed receiving an aerial image of Jerusalem that was edited to include an artist's impression of a Third Temple, instead of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome ...

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He's treated thousands. The surgeon who keeps returning to Gaza

Abu-Sitta first went to Gaza as a medical student in the 1980s. He has returned several times to treat the injured there.

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Dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza as US Embassy opens

Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians in clashes at the Gaza border Monday in the deadliest day there since the 2014 war, as the US opened ...

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Jerusalem and Gaza -- A world apart

Israelis and Palestinians live next to each other, but couldn't be farther apart. At no time is that on clearer, starker display than this week.

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Tension across Gaza, Mideast: What we know

The US officially relocated its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, formally upending decades of American foreign policy in a move that was met with clashes and protests along the Gaza-Israeli border.

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As votes come in, Iraqi PM's hold on power looks shaky

Votes are being counted after Iraq's weekend parliamentary election, and at first glance it appears that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's coalition lags behind those of two other influential Shia leaders.

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Mohamed ElBaradei Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts about Mohamed ElBaradei on CNN and learn more about the former director general of the IAEA and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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The high price of feminism in the ‘new’ Saudi Arabia

A 28-year-old facing a heavy prison sentence was forcibly returned to the country in March. 

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How Moqtada al-Sadr went from anti-American outlaw to potential kingmaker in Iraq

The onetime rabble-rouser may now choose Iraq’s next leader.

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Israelis kill more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza protests, health officials say

Another 2,700 were reportedly injured in the clashes, making it the bloodiest day since the 2014 Israel-Gaza war.

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Under banner of peace, U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem. Sixty miles away, dozens of Palestinians are killed.

President Trump, in a video message, pledged support for Middle East peace efforts but did not offer any new outreach. 

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Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr takes surprise lead in Iraq’s election as prime minister falters

Fewer than 45 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, despite predictions that the recent defeat of the Islamic State would lead to a surge in participation.

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Iraqi election seen as a contest between Iran’s challenger and America’s incumbent

Hadi al-Ameri has fought for and most recently commanded a militia armed and trained by Iran.

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