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Five people killed in Iran in protests over death of woman in police custody, human rights group says

Five people killed in Iran in protests over death of woman...

Five people have been killed by Iranian security forces during protests that were...

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'The Anxious Diary of Istanbul': Top Turkish cartoonist describes political climate

'The Anxious Diary of Istanbul': Top Turkish cartoonist...

Ersin Karabulut is one of Turkey's most famous cartoonists. His new autobiographical...

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UN chief calls on Iran to refrain from using 'disproportionate force' against protesters

UN chief calls on Iran to refrain from using 'disproportionate...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi...

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Saudi King Salman names Crown Prince MBS as prime minister

Saudi King Salman names Crown Prince MBS as prime minister

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz named his son and heir Prince Mohammed...

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Rights group says scores killed in Iran protests as crackdown intensifies

Rights group says scores killed in Iran protests as crackdown...

More than 75 people have died in Iran's crackdown on 11 nights of unrest sparked...

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Iran steps up journalist, activist arrests as anti-regime protests rage

Iran steps up journalist, activist arrests as anti-regime...

Iran is stepping up arrests of activists and journalists in a crackdown against...

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Iran protests flare over Mahsa Amini’s death for 10th night, defying crackdown

Iran protests flare over Mahsa Amini’s death for 10th night,...

Iran has arrested more than 1,200 protesters, officials said Monday, in its lethal...

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Influential Egyptian cleric Qaradawi dies aged 96

Influential Egyptian cleric Qaradawi dies aged 96

Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of...

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Iranian police say woman's death 'unfortunate' as protestors take to the streets

Iranian police say woman's death 'unfortunate' as protestors...

Iranian police called the death of Mahsa Amini an "unfortunate incident" and denied...

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Russia claims ceasefire reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan after fighting erupts along border

Russia claims ceasefire reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan...

Russia claimed it has brokered a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan after...

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Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei's health issues prompt fresh speculation on succession

Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei's health issues prompt fresh speculation...

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 83, made his first public appearance...

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More than 90 dead in Lebanon migrant shipwreck off Syria

More than 90 dead in Lebanon migrant shipwreck off Syria

Seventeen bodies were recovered Saturday after a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon...

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More than 80 dead in Lebanon migrant shipwreck off Syria

More than 80 dead in Lebanon migrant shipwreck off Syria

Eighty-nine bodies have been recovered since a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon...

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Mahsa Amini’s death is the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for Iran's defiant youth

Mahsa Amini’s death is the ‘straw that broke the camel’s...

Already racked by an economic crisis, Iranians have been taking to the streets to...

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Iran protests flare anew for eighth straight night after pro-government rallies

Iran protests flare anew for eighth straight night after...

Protests flared in Iran for an eighth straight night Friday over the death of a...

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Deadly earthquakes hit southern Iran

Deadly earthquakes hit southern Iran

At least five people were killed and 44 others injured following a string of earthquakes...

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Iran's Supreme Leader shown at event amid reports of deteriorating health

Iran's Supreme Leader shown at event amid reports of deteriorating...

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was seen attending an event...

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Mahsa Amini’s death is ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for Iran's defiant youth

Mahsa Amini’s death is ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’...

Already racked by an economic crisis, Iranians have been taking to the streets to...

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Unrest in Iran over woman's death: Is this a seminal moment for the country?

Unrest in Iran over woman's death: Is this a seminal moment...

Iran has been shaken by violent mass protests after a young woman dies while in...

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'We intend to build a positive relationship with our neighbours in Iran,' Saudi FM says

'We intend to build a positive relationship with our neighbours...

In an interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New...

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Iran protests: Fury at morality police sparks women's rights movement

Iran protests: Fury at morality police sparks women's rights...

There's been no let-up in Iran's biggest protests since 2019, which have seen unprecedented...

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Israel’s Lapid calls for two-state solution with Palestinians in UN speech

Israel’s Lapid calls for two-state solution with Palestinians...

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid called on Thursday for a two-state solution to...

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Iran’s Raisi vows probe of woman’s death that sparked deadly protests

Iran’s Raisi vows probe of woman’s death that sparked deadly...

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday said the death of a young woman that...

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Iran protests: fury at Morality Police sparks women's rights movement

Iran protests: fury at Morality Police sparks women's rights...

Unprecedented pictures of public burnings of the hijab, and no let up in Iran's...

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Woman, 22, dies after falling into coma while in custody of Iran's morality police

Woman, 22, dies after falling into coma while in custody...

A 22-year-old Iranian woman has died after being arrested by Iran's morality police...

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Death toll climbs in Iran from protests over Mahsa Amini’s death

Death toll climbs in Iran from protests over Mahsa Amini’s...

The official death toll from Iran's wave of popular unrest shot up Thursday to at...

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Iran curbs internet access as more killed in protests over woman’s death

Iran curbs internet access as more killed in protests over...

Iran restricted internet access Thursday after days of protests which have claimed...

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Death toll rises as protests in Iran over woman’s death intensify

Death toll rises as protests in Iran over woman’s death...

Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angry over the death of a...

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Iran protests: 'This time it's different. It's about women'

Iran protests: 'This time it's different. It's about women'

The death in police custody of Mahsa Amini has sparked the biggest movement against...

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Several die as violent protests in Iran over woman's death continue

Several die as violent protests in Iran over woman's death...

Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angry over the death of a...

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Protesters torch police stations as unrest in Iran over woman's death continues

Protesters torch police stations as unrest in Iran over...

Protesters in Tehran and several other Iranian cities torched police stations and...

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Palestinian killed and 16 others injured by Israeli troops in West Bank demolition operation

Palestinian killed and 16 others injured by Israeli troops...

A Palestinian man was shot dead and 16 others were wounded during an Israeli military...

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Five soldiers killed by Israeli airstrikes, Syria says

Five soldiers killed by Israeli airstrikes, Syria says

Five Syrian soldiers were killed in Israeli airstrikes that targeted Damascus International...

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Iran's Raisi insists on US guarantees before reviving 2015 nuclear deal

Iran's Raisi insists on US guarantees before reviving 2015...

Iran's hard-line president struck a defiant tone on Wednesday by demanding guarantees...

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Five banks in Lebanon held up by depositors demanding access to savings

Five banks in Lebanon held up by depositors demanding access...

Depositors held up at least five separate banks around Lebanon on Friday in an attempt...

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Breakthrough between Iran and Saudi Arabia is possible, Iraqi foreign minister says

Breakthrough between Iran and Saudi Arabia is possible,...

In an interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Iraq's...

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Citizens rob banks for own savings: Lebanon's economic crisis leads to desperate measures

Citizens rob banks for own savings: Lebanon's economic...

In Lebanon, most depositors have been locked out of their savings since a financial...

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Iran inches one step closer to Russia and China as nuclear talks falter

Iran inches one step closer to Russia and China as nuclear...

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said that expanding the Asian organization could...

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Disney's new Israeli superhero film hits a raw nerve with Arabs

Disney's new Israeli superhero film hits a raw nerve with...

Critics say many of the Arab characters Sabra interacted with in the comics are...

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Armenia reports ceasefire after new border clashes with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia reports ceasefire after new border clashes with...

A senior Armenian official said late on Wednesday that a truce had been agreed with...

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Protests in Iran over death of woman in police custody 'turn deadly'

Protests in Iran over death of woman in police custody...

Five people were killed in Iran's Kurdish region on Monday when security forces...

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Ceasefire is short-lived as Azerbaijan and Armenia resume attacks

Ceasefire is short-lived as Azerbaijan and Armenia resume...

Despite earlier claims of a ceasefire, fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia continued...

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Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts

Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Protests break out at funeral of Iranian woman who died after morality police arrest

Protests break out at funeral of Iranian woman who died...

Protests broke out in western Iran on Saturday at the funeral of a young woman who...

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Protests break out at funeral of Iranian woman who died after being detained

Protests break out at funeral of Iranian woman who died...

Protests broke out in western Iran on Saturday at the funeral of a young woman who...

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Ehud Olmert Fast Facts

Ehud Olmert Fast Facts

View the Ehud Olmert Fast Facts on CNN and learn more information about the former...

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Young Iranian woman's death after morality police arrest sparks protests

Young Iranian woman's death after morality police arrest...

A young Iranian woman has died after falling into a coma following her detention...

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Iran woman's death after morality police arrest sparks protests

Iran woman's death after morality police arrest sparks...

A young Iranian woman has died after falling into a coma following her detention...

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How sunlight could turn seawater into freshwater for coastal communities

How sunlight could turn seawater into freshwater for coastal...

Desalination is increasingly being used to generate freshwater, but the process...

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Lebanese depositors storm banks amid historic economic crisis

Lebanese depositors storm banks amid historic economic...

Lebanese depositors, including one armed with a hunting rifle, broke into at least...

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Most World Cup fans support compensating migrant workers for abuses in Qatar, Amnesty says

Most World Cup fans support compensating migrant workers...

A majority of World Cup fans support FIFA compensating migrant workers for rights...

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'Nothing more to lose': Lebanese woman holds up bank to pay for sister's cancer treatment

'Nothing more to lose': Lebanese woman holds up bank to...

Two people held up Lebanese banks on Wednesday to access their own accounts, which...

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Refugees fear deportation as Lebanese authorities plan forced return of Syrians

Refugees fear deportation as Lebanese authorities plan...

Lebanon is drawing up a controversial plan to deport thousands of Syrian refugees...

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Most World Cup fans support compensating Qatar migrant workers for rights abuses

Most World Cup fans support compensating Qatar migrant...

A majority of World Cup fans support FIFA compensating migrant workers for rights...

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Lebanese woman holds up bank at gunpoint to access frozen savings

Lebanese woman holds up bank at gunpoint to access frozen...

Two seemingly armed and desperate Lebanese depositors held up banks on Wednesday...

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Camp David Accords Fast Facts

Camp David Accords Fast Facts

Read CNN's Camp David Accords Fast Facts and learn more about the 1978 agreement...

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Refugees in Lebanon fear deportation: Authorities plan controversial return of Syrians

Refugees in Lebanon fear deportation: Authorities plan...

Lebanon is drawing up a controversial plan to deport thousands of Syrian refugees...

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Israel U-turns on relationship rules for West Bank

Israel U-turns on relationship rules for West Bank

One of the most controversial rules required foreigners entering a relationship...

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Oslo Accords Fast Facts

Oslo Accords Fast Facts

Read CNN's Oslo Accords Fast Facts and learn more about the series of agreements...

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European powers express 'doubts' over Iran's commitment to nuclear deal

European powers express 'doubts' over Iran's commitment...

France, Britain and Germany on Saturday vented their frustration at Iran's demand...

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France rejects asylum claim of Syrian journalist who documented IS group crimes

France rejects asylum claim of Syrian journalist who documented...

France has rejected an asylum request by a prominent Syrian journalist who contributed...

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UN watchdog 'cannot assure' Iran's nuclear programme is exclusively peaceful

UN watchdog 'cannot assure' Iran's nuclear programme is...

The UN's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday it could not guarantee the peaceful nature...

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New Israeli rules on West Bank entry: Controversial regulations delayed and amended

New Israeli rules on West Bank entry: Controversial regulations...

Israeli authorities are pushing to impose new restrictions on foreigners who wish...

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Iran's response to nuclear deal 'not constructive,' US says

Iran's response to nuclear deal 'not constructive,' US...

An effort to save the Iran nuclear deal appeared to hang in the balance on Thursday...

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Saudi Arabia seizes record 47 million amphetamine pills hidden in flour shipment

Saudi Arabia seizes record 47 million amphetamine pills...

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have confiscated 47 million amphetamine pills which...

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'High possibility' soldier killed Palestinian-American journalist Abu Akleh, Israeli army says

'High possibility' soldier killed Palestinian-American...

The Israeli army said Monday there was a "high possibility" that Palestinian-American...

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Gaza's Hamas executes five Palestinians, including two for 'collaboration' with Israel

Gaza's Hamas executes five Palestinians, including two...

The Hamas Islamist movement ruling the Gaza Strip announced on Sunday that it executed...

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Gaza's Hamas executes five Palestinians, including two for 'collaboration'

Gaza's Hamas executes five Palestinians, including two...

The Hamas Islamist movement ruling the Gaza Strip announced on Sunday that it executed...

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Iran responds to EU draft text to save 2015 nuclear deal, seeks US flexibility

Iran responds to EU draft text to save 2015 nuclear deal,...

Iran responded to the European Union's "final" draft text to save a 2015 nuclear...

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Qatar deports migrants after wage protest, rights group says

Qatar deports migrants after wage protest, rights group...

Qatar has deported migrant workers for staging a rare protest against unpaid wages...

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US says airstrikes in eastern Syria were a message to Iran

US says airstrikes in eastern Syria were a message to Iran

U.S. military airstrikes in eastern Syria were to send a message to Iran and Tehran-backed...

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Who are the rival Shiite politicians vying to fill Iraq’s political vacuum?

Who are the rival Shiite politicians vying to fill Iraq’s...

Ten months after the October 2021 parliamentary elections, Iraq is still mired in...

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Moqtada al-Sadr's moment? Iraqi cleric in show of force against Shiite rivals

Moqtada al-Sadr's moment? Iraqi cleric in show of force...

As quickly as Baghdad erupted, Moqtada al-Sadr's supporters went home. All it took...

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Turkey, Israel to restore full diplomatic ties

Turkey, Israel to restore full diplomatic ties

Israel and Turkey will restore full diplomatic ties and will re-appoint respective...

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Shiite cleric Sadr's supporters launch sit-in outside top Iraq judicial body

Shiite cleric Sadr's supporters launch sit-in outside top...

Several hundred supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr launched a sit-in outside...

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Deadly clashes in Libya's capital spark fears of new civil war

Deadly clashes in Libya's capital spark fears of new civil...

Clashes between backers of Libya's rival governments killed at least 32 people,...

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US says 'concerned' by Israeli raids on Palestinian rights groups

US says 'concerned' by Israeli raids on Palestinian rights...

Washington said Thursday it was "concerned" by the Israeli government's forced closure...

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Iraq political crisis deepens: Sadr supporters demand dissolution of parliament

Iraq political crisis deepens: Sadr supporters demand dissolution...

Iraq's judiciary suspended work on August 23 after supporters of powerful Shiite...

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Deadly violence erupts in Iraq as Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr quits politics

Deadly violence erupts in Iraq as Shiite cleric Moqtada...

Shelling targeted Baghdad's high-security Green Zone on Monday, a security source...

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Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for an end to protests over his resignation from politics

Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for an end to protests over his...

Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on his followers to stop protesting Tuesday...

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Afghan farmers fear Taliban ban on opium production will leave them destitute

Afghan farmers fear Taliban ban on opium production will...

Since coming to power in Afghanistan one year ago, the Taliban has announced a ban...

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More grain silos collapse at Beirut port, damaged by devastating 2020 blast

More grain silos collapse at Beirut port, damaged by devastating...

Eight more grain silos at Beirut port toppled Tuesday, succumbing to damage from...

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US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria

The U.S. military said early Wednesday it carried out airstrikes in eastern Syria...

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Powerful Iraqi cleric tells supporters to stand down after day of deadly violence in Baghdad

Powerful Iraqi cleric tells supporters to stand down after...

Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his supporters to go home on...

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AQAP Fast Facts

AQAP Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about AQAP, which stands for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Iran

Iran

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Kabul mosque explosion kills 21, injures dozens, police say

Kabul mosque explosion kills 21, injures dozens, police...

An explosion that erupted inside a mosque during evening prayers in Afghanistan's...

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Iran wants compensation if US pulls out of nuclear deal again, diplomatic source says

Iran wants compensation if US pulls out of nuclear deal...

As attempts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal heat up, Tehran is seeking guarantees...

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At least 10 killed in clashes in Baghdad's Green Zone after powerful cleric announces withdrawal from politics

At least 10 killed in clashes in Baghdad's Green Zone after...

At least 10 people were killed and more than 200 injured in violent clashes that...

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Bashar al-Assad Fast Facts

Bashar al-Assad Fast Facts

View the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Fast Facts on CNN and learn more information...

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Iran's Arab foes are mending ties with Tehran amid uncertainty over nuclear talks

Iran's Arab foes are mending ties with Tehran amid uncertainty...

Analysts say Gulf Arab states expect Iran to escalate tensions in the region no...

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Outrage over Palestinian leader's '50 Holocausts' remark

Outrage over Palestinian leader's '50 Holocausts' remark

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas struck a deep nerve on Tuesday when...

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How Iran exploited Rushdie's Satanic Verses

How Iran exploited Rushdie's Satanic Verses

Nearly 10 years after he was driven underground, Salman Rushdie was told that Iran...

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Israel

Israel

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Syrians in Turkey fear the worst as Erdogan changes tune on Assad

Syrians in Turkey fear the worst as Erdogan changes tune...

Syrian refugees say that they will have to pay the price of Erdogan's bid to win...

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Turkish pop star jailed after a joke about religious schools in Turkey

Turkish pop star jailed after a joke about religious schools...

Turkish pop star Gulsen Colakoglu has been jailed pending trial on charges of "inciting...

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Lakes are drying up everywhere. Israel will pump water from the Med as a solution

Lakes are drying up everywhere. Israel will pump water...

Israel is experimenting with desalinating sea water to replenish a freshwater lake....

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Saudi activist sentenced to 34 years in prison for Twitter activity

Saudi activist sentenced to 34 years in prison for Twitter...

Saudi women's rights campaigner Salma al-Shehab was sentenced to 34 years in prison...

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Hassan Nasrallah Fast Facts

Hassan Nasrallah Fast Facts

Read CNN's Hassan Nasrallah Fast Facts for a look at the life of the secretary-general...

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Syria

Syria

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Forty years on, Hezbollah is isolated but more powerful than ever

Forty years on, Hezbollah is isolated but more powerful...

Over the years, the Lebanese Shiite group has tried to rebrand itself from a paramilitary...

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Four ways the Ukraine war has impacted the Middle East

Four ways the Ukraine war has impacted the Middle East

Six months on, the biggest European war since 1945 has had an outsized impact on...

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Why the Middle East may be too hot to live in by the end of the century

Why the Middle East may be too hot to live in by the end...

Experts say that temperature alone isn't an adequate measure of the livability of...

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Syria denies holding journalist Austin Tice after White House claims otherwise

Syria denies holding journalist Austin Tice after White...

The Syrian government on Wednesday denied it is holding or has any information on...

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Five Americans among injured in Jerusalem shooting attack

Five Americans among injured in Jerusalem shooting attack

At least eight people, including five Americans, were wounded in a shooting attack...

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IAEA chief insists Iran explain traces of enriched uranium

IAEA chief insists Iran explain traces of enriched uranium

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has again called on Iran...

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Gilad Shalit Abduction Fast Facts

Gilad Shalit Abduction Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Gilad Shalit and learn more about the Israeli soldier...

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Iran blames Salman Rushdie and supporters for his stabbing

Iran blames Salman Rushdie and supporters for his stabbing

Iran denied any link to the stabbing of Salman Rushdie and cast the blame on the...