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Israel hits Syrian military targets after errant fire reaches its side of the Golan Heights 

Syrian media said at least two people were killed in the strikes, which Israel defended as part of its clear policy.

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ISIS blows up historic mosque in Mosul, Iraqi military says

The Great Mosque of al-Nuri is the latest casualty in the war to wrest the city from the militant group.

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Saudi king names son as new crown prince, upending the royal succession

The surprise move could have with deep ramifications for the monarchy and the broader Middle East.

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On first trip as envoy, Kushner wades into the Israel and Palestinian conflict 

Trump’s son-in-law leads a mission to see whether peace talks can be restarted. 

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Iraqi forces fight their way into the narrow streets of Mosul’s historic center

Intense gunbattles broke out in the Islamic State’s last redoubt.

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How a 91-year-old imam came to symbolize the feud between Qatar and its neighbors

This hard-line cleric has riled neighbors for years. Will Qatar be forced to shut him down?

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Fifa releases Qatar World Cup bid probe report

A lengthy report into claims of alleged corruption into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is released by Fifa.

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'Significant' brain drain from Iran to West

Sporting earbuds and sagging backpacks, students lounge on patches of grass, shaded by trees from the harsh sun. They sit in the library, hunched over laptops, massaging their temples, cramming for tests or bashing out lines of code.

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White House: Syria could be preparing another chemical attack

The White House has warned there are "potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack" by the Syrian regime and told the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, he will face a "heavy price" if one is carried out.

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Suez Canal 'a food supply choke point'

More must be done to protect key transport routes like the Panama and Suez canals, researchers warn.

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Demands by Saudi-led Arab states for Qatar include shuttering Al Jazeera

An official from the United Arab Emirates condemned the leak of the list, calling it an “attempt to undermine serious mediation.”  

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Taliban attacks key Afghan police base, killing at least five officers

The assault began with a suicide car bomb outside the base just before the start of the morning’s rush hour.

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U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria’s Raqqa cause ‘staggering’ civilian deaths, U.N. says  

As ground forces advance, airstrikes intensify, and residents trapped in the city suffer the consequences, an official said.

NY Times /
Senator Puts Hold on Arms Sales to Persian Gulf Nations Over Qatar Feud

Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to be trying to aid an effort by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson to resolve the political crisis.

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Mosul: A 'couple of hundred' ISIS fighters left

A "couple of hundred" ISIS fighters still defend the Old City in western Mosul, though it's not clear how many civilians are trapped in the area, a US-led coalition spokesman said.

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The Supreme Court hands Trump a travel ban victory

Ever since Donald Trump signed the first executive order banning people from seven countries from entering the U.S. on January 27, it's been nothing ...

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Netanyahu bows to pressure over mixed prayer at Western Wall

Bowing to pressure from the ultra-Orthodox parties, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu froze plans for an egalitarian prayer space at the ...

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U.S. risks further battles as it steps deeper into Syrian quagmire 

Tensions soar in 24-hour period that sees U.S. shoot down Syrian jet and Iranian strikes against ISIS in Syria.

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Mosul’s Old City waits for salvation amid ‘death, death, death’ 

In the last square mile the Islamic State controls, residents are bracing for the militants’ last stand.

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Dozens of Islamic State militants in suicide vests launch major Mosul counterattack 

The militants were supported by “sleeper cells” and backed by car bombs.

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How the showdown over Qatar is ripping families apart

Many in the region have parents with different citizenship. They now face difficult decisions.

Washington Post /
Israeli cabinet ‘freezes’ plan to create egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall

Disappointed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, liberal Jews vow to keep fighting for a mixed-gender area at the site. 

NY Times /
Israel Suspends Plan for Egalitarian Prayer Area at Western Wall

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backed down on an agreement to create space for men and women to pray together and practice non-Orthodox rituals.

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Tillerson pushes for Qatar crisis resolution

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday encouraged Qatar and the Arab countries boycotting it to meet and resolve a diplomatic row that has put its Gulf allies at odds.

NY Times /
50 Years After War, East Jerusalem Palestinians Confront a Life Divided

Palestinians are applying for Israeli passports and even studying the Israeli curriculum in schools. But they say it’s a survival tactic, not an acquiescence.

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Dodging IS snipers on Mosul frontline

The BBC's Orla Guerin joins Iraqi fighters so close to IS militants they can "see their faces".

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