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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Jordanian immigrant Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan sits in court in Houston. Jurors on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, sentenced Irsan to death for the 2012 fatal shootings of his son-in-law and daughter's best friend in what prosecutors described as "honor killings." (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'A Jordanian immigrant has been sentenced to death in Texas for the fatal shootings of his son-in-law and daughter's best friend in what prosecutors described as honor killings
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Hezbollah downplays US sanctions on IranThe leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah movement says U.S. sanctions against Iran and his Iran-backed group will not have major effects on them and will not lead to regime change in Tehran
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Russia to help restore UN patrols near Syria-Israel frontierRussia's military says its forces will help UN peacekeepers fully restore patrols along Syria-Israel frontier
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Lebanon says Israeli smoke bombs wound 2 troops, spark fireThe Lebanese military says Israeli troops fired six smoke bombs across the border, causing two members of the military intelligence agency to suffer breathing difficulties
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AP NewsAlertTexas jury sentences Jordanian immigrant to death in slayings of son-in-law, daughter's friend in 'honor killings' case
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Lebanon rejects UN stance, says Syrians should returnLebanon has rejected the position of the head of the U.N. refugee agency, who said it was too early to talk about a mass return of Syrian refugees because the war-torn country is still too dangerous
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Iraq to reduce visa charges for Iranian pilgrimsIraq is reducing visa charges for Iranian pilgrims who travel to Iraq to mark a major religious occasion later this year
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Iran rejects UN report on al-Qaida leaders influencing SyriaIran is "categorically" rejecting a report by UN experts which says al-Qaida's leaders in Iran "have grown more prominent" and have been working with the extremist group's top leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, to influence events in Syria.
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California man pleads guilty to smuggling gun parts to SyriaThe chief executive of a California check cashing business has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle rifle parts and other military equipment to rebels in his native Syria
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Saudi state carrier says flights affected by system failureSaudi Arabia's state airline Saudia says its flights have been affected by a system failure as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage
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Turkish leader talks big, but can be pragmatic in crisesCombative and pragmatic, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is still searching for way out of the country's currency crisis and feud with the United States
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Fighting between pro-government factions in Yemen kills 18Yemeni officials say fighting has erupted between two pro-government factions, killing at least 18 people on both sides in the past two days
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