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Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in killing of immobile Palestinian assailant

An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday in...

U.N. envoy says Idlib could become the next Aleppo

A senior United Nations official warned on Thursday that thousands of people evacuated from rebel-held areas of Aleppo after a crushing government offensive could...

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo after deal over besieged villages

Thousands were evacuated from the last rebel-held enclave of the Aleppo on Monday after a deal was reached to allow people to leave two...

Syrian rebels, government say new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation

A new deal has been reached to complete the evacuation of rebel-held areas of Syria's east Aleppo which ground to a halt on Friday...

Cairo church bombing kills 25, raises fears among Christians

A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass,...

Six police officers killed by Cairo bomb blast leftright

Six policemen were killed and three injured on Friday when a bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in Cairo, security sources said. There was no...

Saudi prince calls for ban on women drivers to be lifted

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has said it is time for Saudi women to get behind the wheel, calling a ban on female...

Islamic State arrests shopkeepers for hiking prices in nearly besieged Mosul

Islamic State has arrested dozens of Mosul shop owners accused of raising food prices in the nearly besieged city, to tamp down discontent as...

Libyan forces face deadly Islamic State defense in Sirte holdout

Libyan forces faced fierce resistance on Saturday from Islamic State militants defending a final strip of land in their former stronghold of Sirte, losing...

Passenger trains collide in Iran, at least 36 killed

At least 36 people were killed and 95 injured when two Iranian passenger trains collided near the city of Shahroud, about 400 km (250...

Israel arrests 13 on suspicion of arson over mass wildfires

Israeli police arrested 13 people on Friday on suspicion of arson, authorities said, after massive wildfires tore through central and northern Israel, a conflagration...

Iraqi forces yet to seal off Mosul as battle enters second...

The U.S.-backed offensive to crush Islamic State in its last major city stronghold in Iraq entered a second month on Thursday as forces arrayed...

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