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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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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 ...

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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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Dozens die in Gaza as US Embassy opens

Dozens of people have been killed in protests in Gaza as the US embassy opens in Jerusalem. Follow here for the latest.

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Saudis Toughen Crackdown, Blunting Good Publicity Over Letting Women Drive

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to ensure the reform is seen as his idea, not a concession to activists or the West.

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As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade that Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

Egyptian security officials raided the home of a well-known activist early Wednesday, the latest arrest in a wave of post-election repression.

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In Bitter Exchange, Pompeo Defends His Concerns for Diplomats’ Security

In his first Capitol Hill hearing since becoming secretary of state, Mike Pompeo and a top Democrat shouted at each other over his 2015 criticism of ...

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Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women's rights activists

Eleven people are now being held, activists say, just weeks before a ban on women driving is lifted.

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Syrian Official Rejects US Demand for Iranian Withdrawal

Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency that "this topic is not ...

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‘A lot of shame’: Rohingya camps brace for wave of babies conceived in rape

Nine months after the start of a violent crackdown in Burma, aid groups say they are expecting a surge of deliveries.

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Hamas claims 50 of its members died in Monday's clashes in Gaza

A senior member of Hamas' political bureau said during a TV interview on Wednesday that 50 people killed by Israeli soldiers during clashes in Gaza on Monday were members of Hamas.

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The Gazan leading a popular uprising against Israel

Ahmad Abu Artema, a 33-year-old writer and activist, has mobilized tens of thousands of Gazans to protest in recent weeks.

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In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors’

Friday’s detentions came just weeks before the ban on female drivers is set to be lifted.   

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As criticism of Israel mounts, Guatemala opens its embassy in Jerusalem

The inauguration event of the Guatemalan Embassy has less pomp than Monday’s opening of the U.S. Embassy. But it has added to the tension. 

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As Ivanka and Jared join embassy party in Jerusalem, Gaza braces for violence 

The Israeli military is bracing for attempts to breach the fence during demonstrations.

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