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Palestinians run away from tear gas thrown by Israeli police officers outside Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, July 21, 2017. Israel police severely restricted Muslim access to a contested shrine in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday to prevent protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The Latest: Palestinian medics: 390 hurt in Israel clashesThe Latest: Red Crescent says 390 Palestinians hurt in clashes with Israeli forces over Israel-imposed metal detectors at a Jerusalem shrine.
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Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival governmentLibya's premier decried religious edict by clerics affiliated with rival government banning minority Muslim sect
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Saudi king shakes up security agencies after prince's riseSaudi king strips Interior Ministry of many key mandates, including counter-terrorism following rise of new crown prince
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Hamas supporters chant anti Israeli slogans during a protest against metal detectors Israel erected at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, at the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
3 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troopsClashes with Israeli troops over metal detectors imposed at major Jerusalem shrine kill 3 Palestinians; dozens injured
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Jerusalem hospital says a Palestinian was killed by live fire in clashes with Israeli forces, the day's second fatalityJerusalem hospital says a Palestinian was killed by live fire in clashes with Israeli forces, the day's second fatality
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A Syrian Internal Security Forces soldier stand guards as his comrades attend their graduation ceremony, at Ain Issa desert base, in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S-training course that is preparing an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State militants.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US official: IS putting up stiff resistance in Syria's RaqqaUS-led coalition spokesman: Fight slows against Islamic State militants in their stronghold in Syrian city of Raqqa
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The Latest: Spain court drops probe into Syrian crimesThe Latest: Spain's top judges drop probe in Syrian government crimes, say country's courts have no jurisdiction
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This frame grab from video released on Friday, July 21, 2017 and provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows a Hezbollah cannon pounding militants' positions on the Lebanon-Syria border. The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aiming to end years long presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese borderThe Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group have launched a major ground offensive in a border area between the two countries
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Report: Iran Guard kills 3 terrorists, wounds 4 in northState news agency says Iran Revolutionary Guard kills 3 terrorists, wounds 4 others in country's northwest
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Egypt's state-run media says attack kills 1 policemanEgypt's state-run media says attack kills 1 policeman, injures 3 others on Cairo-to-Fayoum road
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Israel bars Muslim men under age 50 from contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protestsIsrael bars Muslim men under age 50 from contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests
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Activists shout as they hold a portrait of Silia, an arrested activist from the Moroccan northern town of Al Hoceima, during a protest in support of ongoing anti-government protests taking place in the northern Rif region, in Rabat, Morocco, Monday, July 20, 2017. Protests erupted in the northern town of Hoceima last year after the gruesome death of a fisherman, and have now developed into a social and economic movement. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashesMoroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger
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Palestinian Muslims pray outside the Lion's Gate following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets instead of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over the contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy siteClashes erupt between Palestinians, Israeli forces at Jerusalem holy site ahead of planned mass protests
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A Syrian displaced boy who fled with his family the battle between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State militants from Raqqa city, carries his cat at a refugee camp, in Ain Issa town, northeast Syria, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The U.S. military is supporting local Syrian forces in a campaign to drive IS from Raqqa. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrifiedDisplaced residents of Raqqa still fear militants of the Islamic State group and their possible return
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Ambush near Syrian capital kills 28 government troopsSyrian activists: Insurgents ambush Syrian military force near Damascus, killing 28 government troops
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