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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a military parade marking 39th anniversary of outset of Iran-Iraq war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightenedIran's president has called on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran
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Israeli president begins talks to form new governmentIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin is starting his two-day consultations will all elected parties before deciding upon the prime minister-designate
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Brother of well-known Egyptian activist to be held 15 daysAn Egyptian rights lawyer says prosecutors have ordered the brother of a US-based well-known Egyptian activist to remain in custody
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Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deathsSudan's newly appointed prime minister launches an independent probe into pro-democracy protester deaths earlier in June
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'Suspected drone' diverts 2 flights at Dubai airportDubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, says "suspected drone activity" caused it to divert two flights
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Israel begins cutting Palestinian electricity, citing debtsIsrael's national electric company says it has begun reducing power supplies to Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank due to a financial dispute
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In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, photo, a prisoner's drawing of the Islamic State militant flag remains on the wall of a makeshift IS prison in the basement off the main stadium in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
From IS camp, Syrian family returns home to a hostile cityKurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria are allowing hundreds of Syrian families linked to the Islamic State group to return home to the city of Raqqa
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During a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a security guarder stands alert in front of Aramco's oil processing facility after the recent Sept. 14 attack on Aramco's oil processing facility in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Saudi Arabia allowed journalists access Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone attack on a facility at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry, an assault that disrupted global energy supplies and further raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Iran's Guard says ready for 'any scenario' amid US standoffIran's powerful Revolutionary Guard says it is ready for combat and 'any scenario' as tensions with US soar
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Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step downRare anti-government protests break out in several Egyptian cities calling on the president to step down, but are quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas; dozens arrested
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IS claims Iraq minibus bombing that killed 12The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a minibus bombing in Iraq a day earlier, which killed 12 people outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala
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UN welcomes Houthi move to halt attacks on Saudi ArabiaThe UN envoy for Yemen says the Houthi rebels' initiative to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia 'could send a powerful message of the will to end the war' in Yemen
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Syria says it captured drone near Israeli-occupied GolanSyrian state news agency says authorities have controlled and dismantled a drone rigged with cluster bombs on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
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Yemen rebels say they're halting attacks on Saudi ArabiaYemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they claimed responsibility for a strike that crippled a key oil facility in the kingdom
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FILE - In this April 26, 2011 file photo, Egyptian Internet Activist Wael Ghonim attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York.   Ghonim said late Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 in a video on his twitter account that authorities raided his parents' house in Cairo and arrested his brother Hazem, whom he described as "a political person" and confiscated his parents' passports. Ghonim alleges that the Egyptian embassy in the U.S. threatened him the previous day "something will happen" if he didn't stop criticizing Egypt's government on social media.  (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence meU.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo
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Minibus bombing outside Iraq's Karbala kills 12, injures 5Iraqi security officials say an explosion in a minibus outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala has killed 12 people, one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the Islamic State group was declared defeated inside Iraq in 2017
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