Evicted Israeli settlers wait and wait for Netanyahu’s promised new home
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Taliban militants kill dozens of Afghan troops in brazen attack on army base
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Sarin was used in deadly Syria attack, chemical weapons watchdog confirms
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Syria bombing: Video shows kids grabbing sweets before blast, UN says
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In divided Turkey, opposition groups challenge vote shifting powers to President Erdogan
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Syria: 126 killed as bomb hits buses with evacuees, group says
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Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike
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Turkey’s Erdogan declares victory in close referendum to expand his powers, but opposition parties contest results
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Egypt frees U.S. aid worker held for three years in pretrial detention
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Car bomb kills dozens of Syrians evacuating town after two years of siege
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Woman fatally stabbed in Jerusalem amid Good Friday gatherings
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The Israeli filmmaker who seemed to predict Netanyahu’s latest scandal
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Assad calls Syria chemical attack a ‘fabrication,’ dismisses evidence
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Iran's Ahmadinejad registers as presidential candidate
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Women defy Tehran's last minute marathon ban
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After Egypt church bombings, Israel closes southern border with Sinai
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Poll: Narrow support for Trump’s strike in Syria
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Palm Sunday bombs rock Egyptian churches; state of emergency is declared
Coptic Christians suffered the worst set of attacks in decades, with more than 40 killed.
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Trump officials defend Syria strikes, say they were in ‘vital national interest’
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U.S. strikes on Syria unsettle Europe’s attitudes toward Trump
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Syrian President Assad condemns U.S. missile strike as ‘arrogant aggression’
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Deadly nerve agent sarin used in Syria attack, Turkish Health Ministry says
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World Health Organization: Syria chemical attack likely involved nerve agent
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