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Rockets are launched from Gaza Strip to Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza early Tuesday in a resumption of pinpointed targeting that threatens a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza homeIsraeli strike in Gaza kills Islamic Jihad commander; Syria says Israeli strike in Damascus targets another commander
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WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassmentAfter survey on rape, sexual harassment allegations of female staffers, World Food Program vows to go after abusers
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The Latest: Hamas vows revenge after Gaza targeted killingThe Latest: Gaza's Hamas rulers threaten to avenge targeted killing of top Islamic Jihad commander
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Syrian state-run news agency says Israeli airstrike hit Damascus home of Islamic Jihad commander; no word on his fateSyrian state-run news agency says Israeli airstrike hit Damascus home of Islamic Jihad commander; no word on his fate
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Performers wounded in knife attack on stage in Saudi ArabiaPerformers wounded in a knife attack on stage in Saudi Arabia in the first such incident since the kingdom began loosening decades of restrictions on entertainment
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An Emirati man takes video of former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice on his mobil phone at the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, ADIPEC, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
New US envoy to UAE stresses deescalation in Persian GulfWashington's new ambassador to the United Arab Emirates says the US is working closely with its regional allies to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf
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Israeli military says it killed Islamic Jihad commander in airstrike at his home in resumption of pinpointed targetingIsraeli military says it killed Islamic Jihad commander in airstrike at his home in resumption of pinpointed targeting
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Iraqi security forces fire tear gas, a slingshot and smoke bombs during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisisIraq's most powerful Shiite religious leader says he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting protester demands, including electoral reform and a host of anti-corruption measures, but expressed concern that political parties would not carry them out
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Maj. Gen. Eric Hill addresses the media at a US military base at an undisclosed location in Eastern Syria, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Maj. Gen. Hill said Monday American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases in eastern Syria, including in some new locations, to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants working with the Kurdish-led forces to deny the extremists the opportunity to resurge or break out of prisons. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on ISA senior U.S. coalition commander at a base in Syria says American troops are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants
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Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of PalestinianAn amateur video taken in the West Bank indicates a Palestinian man killed by Israeli forces was shot at close range, apparently while he was unarmed and posed no threat to soldiers
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Egypt lawmaker refutes UN report about ex-president's deathAn Egyptian lawmaker says the late President Mohammed Morsi was treated well in prison, days after a UN report attributed Morsi's death to 'brutal' conditions inside the country's jails
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Jordan's king visits enclave day after reclaimed from IsraelJordan's king has visited one of two small areas of land that _ until a day earlier _ were leased to Israel as part of their 1994 peace agreement
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Iran bans sale of Israeli author accused of DarwinismThe Tehran publishers' league in Iran says it has outlawed buying or selling books by the bestselling Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari
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People check the aftermath of a car bomb blast in the city of Qamishli, northern Syria, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Three car bombs went off Monday in then city killing several and wounding tens of people. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
3 blasts hit Syrian town near border with Turkey, 6 killedThree car bombs have gone off in the northern Syrian town of Qamishli near the border with Turkey killing at least three people
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Israel says Expo 2020 in Dubai is a bridge to Arab worldIsrael's commissioner to Expo 2020 in Dubai says next year's world fair offers the country an opportunity to present a fresh face to the Arab world
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