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Yemen's al-Qaida branch vows revenge over Saudi executionsAl-Qaida in Yemen vows revenge for Saudi beheadings this week, indicating some of those executed were Sunni militants
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Sudan's military seeks to keep upper hand despite protestsIn a blow to Sudanese protesters, military says it will keep the upper hand during country's transitional period
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Q&A: Sudanese face uphill climb in unfinished revolutionQ&A: A look at the Sudanese Professionals Association, which led protests that forced President al-Bashir from power
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Iraq: Yazidis to accept children of IS rape into communityYazidis in Iraq say they will accept survivors of IS's campaign of enslavement, welcome children conceived through rape into Yazidi community
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018 file photo, destroyed buildings line a street damaged during fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters and Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Amnesty International and Airwars, a London-based watchdog group, said Thursday, April 25, 2019, that the U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group. They said the toll came after the “most comprehensive investigation into civilian deaths in a modern conflict.” (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
Monitors: US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in RaqqaTwo organizations say U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from IS
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Libya asks UN to probe violations in Tripoli battleLibya's U.N.-supported government is asking the Security Council to appoint a "fact-finding mission" to investigate alleged violations by the forces attacking the capital
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Israel says it will join 2020 World Expo in DubaiIsrael's Foreign Ministry says Israel will participate in next year's World Expo hosted by the United Arab Emirates, in another public sign of warming relations with Gulf Arab states.
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Egypt extends state of emergency ahead of Coptic EasterEgypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has extended a state of emergency imposed after deadly church bombings by the Islamic State group in 2017
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Rights group: Bahraini authorities abuse, torture detaineesBahraini rights group says sexual abuse, torture widespread in jails in Gulf island nation
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High-level Russian delegation in Iraq to discuss trade tiesHigh-level Russian delegation in Iraq to discuss trade, economic cooperation between Baghdad and Moscow
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UN confirms 3rd Hezbollah tunnel at Lebanon-Israel frontierUN peacekeepers in Lebanon confirmed third cross-border tunnel, out of six Israeli military said it discovered last year
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In this Tuesday, April 23, 2019, photo, Sudanese protesters rally in the capital Khartoum. Sudanese activists were holding nationwide protests on Tuesday to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month.(AP Photo)
Sudanese protesters delay naming of civilian governmentThe organizers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power say they will delay their announcement of a transitional civilian government after having resumed talks with the ruling military council
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Idaho soldier assigned to Colorado Army post dies in IraqThe U.S. military says an Idaho soldier assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, has died in a noncombat incident in Iraq
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, people ride their motorcycle by damaged buildings in the old town of Homs, Syria.   Syrian government forces came under separate attacks from Islamic State militants and al-Qaida-linked insurgents in different parts of the country that killed nearly 50 soldiers and allied fighters, activists and a war monitoring group said Saturday, April 20, 2019.  In one attack, IS militants ambushed Syrian government forces in the desert of central Homs province Thursday night, setting off two days of clashes that killed 27 soldiers, including four officers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Syrian woman in wheelchair tells UN disabled are invisibleA 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy says hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities already "were forgotten in times of peace" _ and they "remain invisible" in her country's long war, struggling to survive
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society, in New York, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Iran minister: Trump's aim is talks, Bolton wants conflictIran's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's aim "is to bring us to our knees to talk" _ but that national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. allies in the Mideast want "regime change" and the "disintegration of Iran."
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