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FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. Iraq’s Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night on June 21, 2017. The mosque — also known as Mosul’s Great Mosque — is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called Islamic caliphate in 2014 shortly after the city was overrun by the militants and was seen as a key symbolic prize in the fight for Iraq’s second largest city.(AP Photo/Militant video, File)
Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'Iraqi officials say the destruction in Mosul of the historic 12th century al-Nuri Mosque and its iconic leaning minaret was an indication that the Islamic State's defenses are crumbling in the fight for the country's second=largest city
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Holocaust survivor wins gender base case against El AlAn advocacy group said Thursday that it has won a case against Israel's national airline that will make it illegal to ask females passengers to move their seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox males
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Report: Israel gearing up to build in east JerusalemAn Israeli newspaper says the government is preparing to authorize construction of 7,000 new homes in Jewish areas of east Jerusalem _ a move that could complicate the efforts of U.S. envoy Jared Kushner to restart peace talks
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Lebanese man detained after returning from IsraelLebanon's state news agency says the military has detained a Lebanese national crossing into the country from Israel
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Israel: Hezbollah uses NGO to conceal border postsIsrael has filed a complaint with the U.N. Security Council accusing the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of setting up observation outposts along the border on land purportedly used by an environmental advocacy group
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Home health care aide accused of trying to aid terror groupA New York City home health aide has been charged with trying to aid the Islamic State group after prosecutors say he unwittingly planned his trip to Syria under the eye of law enforcement authorities
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"You can hear the screams": Inside Yemen's secret prisonsUp to 2,000 people are estimated to have disappeared in a network of secret prisons in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates and allied Yemeni forces, where former detainees say torture and abuse are rampant.
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Egypt says 7 militants killed in raid on desert campEgypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country's embattled Christian minority
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, left, attend a meeting about Qatar crisis, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Gonzalo Fuentes, Pool Photo via AP)
Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over QatarTurkey's Erdogan, Saudi King Salman and new crown prince agree to 'increase efforts' to overcome tensions with Qatar
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UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in 'flawed' trialsUN experts urge Egypt to halt execution of 6 men over killing a policeman in 2014, saying their trials were 'flawed'
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In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogatesFormer prisoners say torture widespread at network of UAE-run prisons in Yemen where US interrogated detainees
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Egypt urges closer cooperation among Nile basin nationsEgypt's president has laid out concerns over his country's share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river's basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of resources
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Iran begins exporting gas to IraqReport: Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq
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IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyedIS destruction of 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul is latest on list of historical, cultural sites militants ravaged
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Gaza power plant back on, with help of alliance of old foesGaza's sole power plant back on after receiving fuel from Egypt, shipment made possible by alliance of old foes
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