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Egypt announces $2.49 billion package to cope with inflationEgypt announces $2.49 billion package of income tax discounts, bonuses for state employees, increased pension payments and cash subsidies to help Egyptians cope with soaring inflation
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 file photo, smoke rises during heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and Iraqi special forces in the industrial area of west Mosul, Iraq. In Mosul, Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on remaining pockets of territory held by IS, but unlike past urban battles against them in Iraq, the militants still hunkered down in the city are mounting a stiff resistance, and the more the battle stretches out, the greater the risk for civilians remaining behind.  (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Iraq paramilitaries reach Iraq's border with SyriaIraq's mostly Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces reached the border with Syria Monday after security villages and supply lines west of Mosul.
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UN pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over namingThe UN Secretary General's office says the organization ended its support for a Palestinian women's center that was named for a Fatah member who participated in the massacre of 38 people in Israel in 1978
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6-day war begets 50 years of strife for IsraelFor Israel, 6-day war in which it vanquished several Arab armies, begets 50-year fight with Palestinians
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6-day war begets 50 years of strife for IsraelFor Israel, 6-day war in which it vanquished several Arab armies, begets 50-year fight with Palestinians
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In Syria, more airstrikes hit IS de facto capital of RaqqaSyria activists: More airstrikes, artillery shelling hit northern city of Raqqa, Islamic State group's de facto capital
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In this still image taken from video provided by the Egyptian military, an Egyptian fighter jet takes off from an undisclosed location in Egypt to strike militant hideouts in the Libyan city of Darna, Friday, May 26, 2017. The Libya connection in the Manchester concert bombing and Friday’s attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere. (Egyptian military via AP)
Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horrorVideo interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.
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AP Explains: Iraq's slow grind to retake IS-held MosulAP Explains: Difficult urban terrain, hundreds of thousands of civilians and stiff IS resistance intended to draw out the group's inevitable defeat has made for a slow grind in the fight to retake Mosul
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Egypt's answer to latest attack reflects despair, resolveEgypt's response to the latest deadly attack against its sizable Christian minority _ a wave of airstrikes against Islamic militant installations in eastern Libya _ may be a sign of both despair and resolve
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Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers PalestiniansA senior Palestinian official has sharply condemned Israel for holding a government meeting at a sensitive Jerusalem site
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Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto IS capital, RaqqaSyrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa the de facto capital of the Islamic State group
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A  man covers the blood stains of victims on the road leads to St. Samuel, the Confessor monastery in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attackVideo interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror
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Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery
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Officers: IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in MosulTwo Iraqi military officers say the advance of troops has slowed in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul
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A protester uses a sling shot to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli solders securing the border during clashes on the Israeli border eastern Gaza City, Friday, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strikeA spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days
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