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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Fast Facts

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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Iraq Fast Facts

Iraq Fast Facts

Read CNN's Iraq Fast Facts for a look at the country which borders Kuwait, Saudi...

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Saudi Arabia Fast Facts

Saudi Arabia Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Saudi Arabia and learn more about the oil-rich, Middle...

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Violence and slurs from some of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews in battle over coronavirus lockdowns

Violence and slurs from some of Israel's ultra-Orthodox...

Some of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews are resorting to violence and extreme slurs...

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Vaccine rollouts lay bare the Middle East's deep inequalities

Vaccine rollouts lay bare the Middle East's deep inequalities

While oil-rich Gulf Arab nations were among the first in the world to receive a...

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Facebook suspends chatbot linked to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Facebook suspends chatbot linked to Israeli PM Benjamin...

Facebook has deleted a post by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and suspended...

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This man is eating only what's grown at Dubai's Sustainable City

This man is eating only what's grown at Dubai's Sustainable...

For one year, landscape architect Phil Dunn is basing his diet on food grown in...

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Iran's Rouhani hopes Biden will return to Obama-era nuclear deal as he dubs Trump a 'tyrant'

Iran's Rouhani hopes Biden will return to Obama-era nuclear...

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called on United States President-elect, Joe...

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Vaccination rates highlight stark differences between Israelis and Palestinians -- amid row over responsibility

Vaccination rates highlight stark differences between Israelis...

Two young men work side-by-side in a butcher's shop. They live in the same teeming...

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At least 32 killed as first suicide bombing in nearly 2 years rocks Baghdad

At least 32 killed as first suicide bombing in nearly 2...

Twin suicide bombs rocked a busy market in central Baghdad on Thursday morning,...

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Afghanistan foils ISIS plan to assassinate the top US envoy to Kabul

Afghanistan foils ISIS plan to assassinate the top US envoy...

Afghanistan's intelligence agency have said they foiled an attempt by an ISIS cell...

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Iran unveils underground missile base on Gulf coast, state media says

Iran unveils underground missile base on Gulf coast, state...

Iran has unveiled an underground base for "strategic missiles" on its Gulf coastline,...

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Arab countries agree to end years-long feud with Qatar that divided Gulf

Arab countries agree to end years-long feud with Qatar...

Gulf Arab countries signed a declaration aimed at resolving a long-running dispute...

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Israeli soldier shoots and paralyzes Palestinian man in dispute over power generator

Israeli soldier shoots and paralyzes Palestinian man in...

An Israeli soldier shot a Palestinian man, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down,...

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Iranian conservative cleric dies, according to state-run media

Iranian conservative cleric dies, according to state-run...

Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah Yazdi was seen as a hardliner and anti-West in general,...

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Iran ramps up uranium enrichment and seizes tanker as tensions rise with US

Iran ramps up uranium enrichment and seizes tanker as tensions...

Iran announced Monday that it had resumed enriching uranium to 20% purity, far beyond...

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Top Palestinian DJ detained as party at Muslim holy site sparks angry scenes and scapegoating claims

Top Palestinian DJ detained as party at Muslim holy site...

A leading female Palestinian DJ has been remanded in custody for 15 days after she...

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At least 22 killed in attack on Yemen's Aden airport after new government arrives

At least 22 killed in attack on Yemen's Aden airport after...

Several explosions hit Yemen's Aden airport as the newly formed power-sharing government...

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Jonathan Pollard, spy who passed US secrets to Israel, arrives in Jewish state

Jonathan Pollard, spy who passed US secrets to Israel,...

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard arrived in Israel from the United States on Wednesday,...

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Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister calls Beirut port explosion 'suspicious'

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister calls Beirut port explosion...

A probe into hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate left at Beirut's port began just...

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Detained since 2018, now Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is handed a 5-year sentence

Detained since 2018, now Saudi women's rights activist...

Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent women's rights activists,...

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The snowboard-making giant based in the desert

The snowboard-making giant based in the desert

Dubai is not a place you'd think of as a hotbed for winter sports innovation, but...

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12 climbers killed after blizzards trigger avalanche in Iran

12 climbers killed after blizzards trigger avalanche in...

The bodies of 12 mountain climbers have been recovered following an avalanche caused...

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Israel isn't a democracy, it's an 'apartheid regime,' rights group says

Israel isn't a democracy, it's an 'apartheid regime,' rights...

Israel is no longer a democracy but an "apartheid regime" devoted to cementing the...

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Leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince MBS says

Leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia aims to reach net-zero...

Saudi Arabia plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince Mohammed...

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Iran warns of 'consequences' after US strikes in Iraq and Syria

Iran warns of 'consequences' after US strikes in Iraq and...

Iran and Hezbollah have warned the US after Washington carried out airstrikes against...

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12 children killed in 'bloodiest of days' in northwest Syria

12 children killed in 'bloodiest of days' in northwest...

Three separate attacks targeted busy marketplaces in northwest Syria, producing...

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A decade of protests has reshaped the Arab world -- and more change is on the way

A decade of protests has reshaped the Arab world -- and...

When protesters flooded the streets of Tunisia and Egypt almost a decade ago, millions...

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Israel's Netanyahu seeks immunity from prosecution in corruption cases

Israel's Netanyahu seeks immunity from prosecution in corruption...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has requested immunity from prosecution...

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Iranians honor their dead in the face of government clampdown

Iranians honor their dead in the face of government clampdown

The Iranian government has banned the families of protesters killed during anti-government...

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Prominent Egyptian human rights activist says security forces beat him up

Prominent Egyptian human rights activist says security...

A leading human rights lawyer and activist says he was beaten up on Sunday by Egyptian...

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Earthquake strikes Iran near nuclear plant

Earthquake strikes Iran near nuclear plant

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Iran early Friday morning in a region...

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Benjamin Netanyahu wins Likud party leadership race

Benjamin Netanyahu wins Likud party leadership race

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a serious challenge for leadership of the...

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Netanyahu rushed offstage as rocket fired from Gaza into Israel

Netanyahu rushed offstage as rocket fired from Gaza into...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken off the stage at a campaign event in...

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More than 235,000 people fled their homes in northwest Syria in the past two weeks, UN says

More than 235,000 people fled their homes in northwest...

Nearly a quarter of a million people in northwest Syria have been displaced over...

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Assault in Syria threatens mass displacement

Assault in Syria threatens mass displacement

Dozens of people have been killed by a wave of bombardment in Idlib, Syria, according...

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Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Khashoggi murder but clears three top officials

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Khashoggi murder...

Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the murder of journalist Jamal...

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Turkey can't handle a fresh wave of Syrian migrants, Erdogan warns

Turkey can't handle a fresh wave of Syrian migrants, Erdogan...

Turkey cannot handle a fresh wave of migrants from Syria and "will not bear all...

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A Hezbollah-backed academic is set to be Lebanon's next prime minister

A Hezbollah-backed academic is set to be Lebanon's next...

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has designated former education minister Hassan Diab...

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Iran is testing new uranium enrichment centrifuges, its President says

Iran is testing new uranium enrichment centrifuges, its...

Iran President Hassan Rouhani said his country is working on the development of...

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Lebanon protests sees violence erupt on Beirut streets

Lebanon protests sees violence erupt on Beirut streets

Dozens were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in central...

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Dramatic video shows Syrian girl being rescued in middle of airstrike

Dramatic video shows Syrian girl being rescued in middle...

A girl in a pink shirt grabs a rod of twisted metal protruding from the rubble....

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Iran says it's foiled major 'organized' attack on government servers

Iran says it's foiled major 'organized' attack on government...

Iran is investigating what it says is a foreign spying malware attack on government...

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Israel heads for third election in a year

Israel heads for third election in a year

Israel will hold an unprecedented third national election in less than a year, following...

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Pensacola shooter appeared to live a double life on social media. Why were red flags missed?

Pensacola shooter appeared to live a double life on social...

Mohammad al-Shamrani has over 2,700 tweets under his name. While the alleged killer's...

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12 demonstrators killed in Baghdad

12 demonstrators killed in Baghdad

At least 12 demonstrators were killed and 22 others wounded Friday when gunmen in...

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UN says it has evidence that Iran was 'shooting to kill' protesters

UN says it has evidence that Iran was 'shooting to kill'...

The United Nations says it has video evidence appearing to show that Iranian security...

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France, Germany and UK reiterate claim that Iran has nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

France, Germany and UK reiterate claim that Iran has nuclear-capable...

Ambassadors from France, Germany and the UK have again alleged that Iran has developed...

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One of the worst crackdowns in decades is happening in Iran. Here's what we know

One of the worst crackdowns in decades is happening in...

Iranians are no strangers to protests. Rarely, however, has the government's response...

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Saudi death sentence wipes MBS's fingerprints in Khashoggi killing

Saudi death sentence wipes MBS's fingerprints in Khashoggi...

A Saudi court's announcement that five people have been sentenced to death for the...

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Radio DJ keeps family at the center of his start up

Radio DJ keeps family at the center of his start up

Starting up your own business can be all consuming - long days, working weekends...

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Iranian oil tanker hit by two missiles near Saudi port: state news

Iranian oil tanker hit by two missiles near Saudi port:...

An oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was damaged by...

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'We will win or we will die,' say defiant Kurds facing Turkish operation in Syria

'We will win or we will die,' say defiant Kurds facing...

The road into Tal Abyad was eerily empty. The Syrian border town's shops were all...

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Turkey launches military offensive in Syria: Live updates

Turkey launches military offensive in Syria: Live updates

Turkey's military has begun an operation in northern Syria to clear US-backed Kurdish...

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US detention of ISIS 'Beatles' shows the collapse in relations with Turkey

US detention of ISIS 'Beatles' shows the collapse in relations...

It has seemed an intractable problem. What to do with hundreds of foreign ISIS fighters,...

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Iraqi protesters say they have videos of government atrocities. An internet blackout is stopping the world from seeing them

Iraqi protesters say they have videos of government atrocities....

By night, Baghdad's streets are eerily quiet, punctuated with smatterings of gunfire...

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Everything you need to know about Turkey's military offensive in Syria

Everything you need to know about Turkey's military offensive...

Turkey has launched a military operation in Syria. Here's what you need to know.

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Iranian Instagram star 'arrested for blasphemy'

Iranian Instagram star 'arrested for blasphemy'

An Iranian Instagram star famous for her radical appearance and cosmetic surgery...

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Iran frees two Australian social media influencers detained months ago

Iran frees two Australian social media influencers detained...

Iran has released Australian couple Jolie King and Mark Firkin and dropped the charges...

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Trump's betrayal of the Kurds is a gift to Putin and Assad

Trump's betrayal of the Kurds is a gift to Putin and Assad

President Trump has clearly been itching to leave Syria for months, once dubbing...

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How a vivid dream led the first Jordanian to Explorers Grand Slam

How a vivid dream led the first Jordanian to Explorers...

In 2004, Mostafa Salameh had a vivid dream: he was praying for peace on the top...

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Iraq Prime Minister calls protesters' demands 'righteous,' as 93 killed in demonstrations

Iraq Prime Minister calls protesters' demands 'righteous,'...

Iraq's Prime Minister says the government needs to do more to combat corruption...

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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies 'theatrical' Houthi ambush claims

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies 'theatrical' Houthi...

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has dismissed claims by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels...

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Saudi king's bodyguard shot dead after argument with friend

Saudi king's bodyguard shot dead after argument with friend

The bodyguard of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has been shot...

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Netanyahu faces new legal battle -- just as his political hopes fade

Netanyahu faces new legal battle -- just as his political...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's legal and political problems collided Wednesday...

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Houthi rebels show video of alleged attack on Saudi and Yemeni forces

Houthi rebels show video of alleged attack on Saudi and...

Yemen's Houthi rebels have released video claiming responsibility for a 72-hour...

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Iran's Rouhani says he agreed four-point plan for Trump talks, until new US threats

Iran's Rouhani says he agreed four-point plan for Trump...

Iran agreed to a four-point plan for talks with the United States during the UN...

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UK-flagged tanker leaves Iranian port after being held for months

UK-flagged tanker leaves Iranian port after being held...

The UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero has left Iran, where it has been detained...

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Iran is enriching uranium with advanced centrifuge models

Iran is enriching uranium with advanced centrifuge models

Iran's President Hasan Rouhani confirmed that the country has begun using advanced...

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Mosque, church and synagogue to share home in Abu Dhabi

Mosque, church and synagogue to share home in Abu Dhabi

As world leaders gathered at the United Nations, the United Arab Emirates laid out...

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Mohammed bin Salman denies personal involvement in Khashoggi killing in '60 Minutes' interview but says it was carried out by Saudi officials

Mohammed bin Salman denies personal involvement in Khashoggi...

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denied having any personal involvement...

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The first Emirati in space: How Dubai is reaching for the stars

The first Emirati in space: How Dubai is reaching for the...

The first Emirati astronaut blasted off Wednesday on a mission to the International...

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A new wave of Arab protesters say, 'It's the economy, stupid!'

A new wave of Arab protesters say, 'It's the economy, stupid!'

Protests and clashes paralyze much of Iraq. Demonstrators in Lebanon block roads...

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu given first chance to form a government

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu given first chance to form...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the first chance to try...

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Iran announces capture of British-flagged oil tanker; US officials say two ships seized

Iran announces capture of British-flagged oil tanker; US...

Iran announced the capture of one British-flagged ship in the narrow Strait of Hormuz...

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14 dead and 145 people injured in Taliban bomb attack in Afghanistan

14 dead and 145 people injured in Taliban bomb attack in...

Fourteen people were killed and 145 injured by a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan...

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Iran says it seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf for smuggling fuel

Iran says it seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf for smuggling...

Iran said Sunday that it had seized a foreign oil tanker that it claimed was smuggling...

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Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila's show canceled to 'prevent bloodshed'

Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila's show canceled to 'prevent...

The band's performance at the Byblos International Festival on August 9 has been...

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Thousands are trapped in a desert settlement in Syria, near a US military base

Thousands are trapped in a desert settlement in Syria,...

A desert settlement in a US-protected zone in Syria has not received aid in months,...

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A campaign to silence this Lebanese band has galvanized the country's extreme Christian right

A campaign to silence this Lebanese band has galvanized...

A rock concert has been canceled after Lebanese Christian groups mounted a virulent...

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Four children killed in attack on Yemen market

Four children killed in attack on Yemen market

Four children were among 14 civilians killed in an airstrike on Al-Thabet market...

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Iran crisis sheds light on murky shipping rules

Iran crisis sheds light on murky shipping rules

A British-flagged ship owned by a Swedish company was seized by Iran last week....

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Bahrain executes three men the day after US reinstates federal death penalty

Bahrain executes three men the day after US reinstates...

Three men were executed by firing squad in Bahrain on Saturday morning, according...

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Syrian girl dies after saving sister's life in heart-stopping airstrike photo

Syrian girl dies after saving sister's life in heart-stopping...

The desperate moment is captured in a grainy image taken on Wednesday in the Syrian...

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Iranian cargo ship sinks in Caspian Sea

Iranian cargo ship sinks in Caspian Sea

An Iranian cargo ship sank in the Caspian Sea near Azerbaijan's Lankaran port on...

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Iran releases 9 Indian crew members from Panamanian-flagged tanker

Iran releases 9 Indian crew members from Panamanian-flagged...

Iran has released nine of the 12 Indian crew members who were on board a Panamanian-flagged...

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MBS once sought advice from this cleric. Now Saudi prosecutors want him executed

MBS once sought advice from this cleric. Now Saudi prosecutors...

Before he rose to political prominence, Prince Mohammed bin Salman went to high-profile...

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Iran's president hints at tanker exchange

Iran's president hints at tanker exchange

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to signal Wednesday that his country might...

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Decaying tanker near Yemeni coast threatens 'catastrophic explosion'

Decaying tanker near Yemeni coast threatens 'catastrophic...

An abandoned tanker loaded with oil is threatening a major environmental disaster...

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US woman in Syria pleads with Trump to stop civilian deaths

US woman in Syria pleads with Trump to stop civilian deaths

An American woman in Syria has released a video appealing to United States President...

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Iran releases footage of captured tanker's crew

Iran releases footage of captured tanker's crew

Iran has released a short video of what it says is the crew of the Stena Impero,...

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Afghanistan: child suicide bomber kills five, injures 40 in wedding attack

Afghanistan: child suicide bomber kills five, injures 40...

A suicide bomber killed at least five and injured 40 at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan...

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'Alter your course,' Iranians warned before seizing UK-flagged ship

'Alter your course,' Iranians warned before seizing UK-flagged...

An audio recording of British and Iranian naval authorities radioing instructions...

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Iran detains 17 citizens accused of spying for the CIA

Iran detains 17 citizens accused of spying for the CIA

Iran has detained 17 Iranian citizens accused of acting as spies for the United...

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UK vows 'robust' action if Iran doesn't release British-flagged oil tanker

UK vows 'robust' action if Iran doesn't release British-flagged...

Britain reiterated warnings Saturday that it would take "robust" action if Iran...

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Iran's gamble on a tanker seizure will end its credit -- even among friends

Iran's gamble on a tanker seizure will end its credit --...

Steadily increasing its bets in an international game of bluff, Iran has gone almost...

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Tensions soar after Iran seizes tanker

Tensions soar after Iran seizes tanker

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured a British-flagged...

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On the ship that downed a military drone, one small mistake could cause a war with Iran

On the ship that downed a military drone, one small mistake...

With short incendiary shrieks Harrier jump jets race across the USS Boxer's deck...

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UK Navy to escort tankers through Strait of Hormuz amid Iran crisis

UK Navy to escort tankers through Strait of Hormuz amid...

The UK Royal Navy will now accompany British-flagged oil tankers through the Strait...

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CNN exposes systematic abuse of aid in Yemen

CNN exposes systematic abuse of aid in Yemen

Tens of thousands of people are going hungry in Houthi-controlled Yemen as desperately...

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Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

An Israeli judge has convicted Sara Netanyahu of misusing public funds to pay for...

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Saudi teenager arrested at 13 spared from execution, source says

Saudi teenager arrested at 13 spared from execution, source...

Murtaja Qureiris, the 18-year-old who had been facing the death penalty in Saudi...

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Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker attacks

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker...

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is blaming Iran for last week's attack on...

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With Iran, sometimes the logical explanation is the correct one

With Iran, sometimes the logical explanation is the correct...

Iran would like the world to think that the attacks on two tankers off its Gulf...

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How the Oman tanker attack played out

How the Oman tanker attack played out

The attack on two tankers in a vital Gulf of Oman waterway Thursday comes at a time...

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US policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot

US policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot

The motorcycle zipped past our taxi as we headed to Tyre in southern Lebanon, veering...

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Two tankers struck in apparent attack in Gulf of Oman

Two tankers struck in apparent attack in Gulf of Oman

Two tankers were apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, less than...

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Gulf of Oman tankers attacked Live updates

Gulf of Oman tankers attacked Live updates

Authorities are investigating reports that two tankers have been attacked in the...

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Sara Netanyahu pleads guilty in illegal meals case as corruption probes loom over husband

Sara Netanyahu pleads guilty in illegal meals case as corruption...

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, agreed to...

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Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is likely a lot murkier

Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is...

As the plumes rise from a brazen attack in the Gulf of Oman, oil brokers and diplomats...

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17 killed in Dubai bus crash

17 killed in Dubai bus crash

Seventeen people were killed Thursday evening when a bus crashed into an overhead...

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Multinational investigation says 'state actor' responsible for attacks on Gulf oil tankers

Multinational investigation says 'state actor' responsible...

The initial findings of an international investigation into attacks on four oil...

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Here's what you need to know about Eid al-Fitr, one of Islam's biggest holidays

Here's what you need to know about Eid al-Fitr, one of...

More than one billion Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr this week,...

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Missile hits arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia airport, injuring 26, official says

Missile hits arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia airport, injuring...

A missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen struck the arrivals hall of an airport...

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Saudi Arabia united the Arab world against Iran. That means conflict could be one step closer

Saudi Arabia united the Arab world against Iran. That means...

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has pulled off in Mecca what many had thought unlikely...

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For residents of Syria's last rebel-held province, no place is safe

For residents of Syria's last rebel-held province, no place...

The Syrian government's Idlib campaign has killed at least 160 civilians in recent...

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Israel faces new elections after Netanyahu fails to build coalition

Israel faces new elections after Netanyahu fails to build...

Israel will hold new national elections in late summer after Prime Minister Benjamin...

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Captured ISIS fighter says he helped imprison James Foley and Alan Henning

Captured ISIS fighter says he helped imprison James Foley...

Alexanda Kotey, a former ISIS fighter accused of forming one of the group's most...

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Satellite images reveal strikes on Syria's Idlib province

Satellite images reveal strikes on Syria's Idlib province

Airstrikes and fighting in Syria's last rebel-held province have left a trail of...

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How 'document hunters' spirited thousands of government files out of Syria

How 'document hunters' spirited thousands of government...

Col. Anwar R. worked for Syria's intelligence services until he defected in 2012....

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Trump dances with danger in Middle East by deploying aircraft carrier and a peace plan

Trump dances with danger in Middle East by deploying aircraft...

In the Persian Gulf, a US aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, lurks off the...

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Starving Yemen's drug problem

Starving Yemen's drug problem

Most Yemenis chew khat to get through their hungry, war-ravaged days. But that demand...

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Saudi Arabia and the arms race that you've not heard enough about

Saudi Arabia and the arms race that you've not heard enough...

It's the Middle East arms race that many people don't want to talk about. The White...

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Iran refuses Trump's offer of talks unless US shows 'respect'

Iran refuses Trump's offer of talks unless US shows 'respect'

Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said his country won't negotiate...

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Mysterious "attack" on four ships, says UAE

Mysterious "attack" on four ships, says UAE

Four ships were targeted on Sunday near the strategic Emirati port of Fujairah,...

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UN threatens to suspend food aid in Yemen after CNN investigation

UN threatens to suspend food aid in Yemen after CNN investigation

The United Nations is threatening to suspend aid that helps thousands of destitute...

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In Tehran, specter of war met with more defiance than fear

In Tehran, specter of war met with more defiance than fear

People in Tehran speak in hushed tones about what the coming days may bring. As...

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Questions swirl over 'sabotage attack' as Iran tensions ratchet up

Questions swirl over 'sabotage attack' as Iran tensions...

There is no mistaking the ugly gash ripped in Andrea Victory's stern.

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Mina Mangal, Afghan journalist, killed in Kabul

Mina Mangal, Afghan journalist, killed in Kabul

A prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser has been killed in Kabul,...

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The world is more dangerous after Iran's nuclear deal announcement

The world is more dangerous after Iran's nuclear deal announcement

All the ingredients are in place for a confrontation that could be the most significant...

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Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside

Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside

The Syrian army is launching "intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra," a group...

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Iranian leader announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iranian leader announces partial withdrawal from nuclear...

Iran announced Wednesday it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal,...

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China's persecuted Uyghurs live 'freely' in Turkey

China's persecuted Uyghurs live 'freely' in Turkey

Members of the Uyghur community in Turkey say they escaped a brutal crackdown in...

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Turkey orders revote for Istanbul mayor

Turkey orders revote for Istanbul mayor

Turkey's election board has ruled in favor of a rerun of the election for Istanbul...

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Ceasefire appears to take hold in Gaza, ending deadly weekend of hostilities

Ceasefire appears to take hold in Gaza, ending deadly weekend...

Israel and militant factions in Gaza appear to have reached a ceasefire after a...

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600 rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with airstrikes

600 rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with airstrikes

Twenty-three people have died in Gaza as a result of the fighting between Israel...

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5 questions about Iran's nuclear deal announcement

5 questions about Iran's nuclear deal announcement

Iran has announced it will no longer fully comply with the landmark nuclear deal...

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250 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel; 1-year-old child among those killed in retaliatory airstrikes

250 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel; 1-year-old child...

Approximately 250 rockets have been fired by Gaza militants towards Israel over...

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Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group...

Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty...

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These Syrian women built a female-only village to escape from ISIS and war

These Syrian women built a female-only village to escape...

Fatma Emin's life changed forever when her husband died in the Syrian war, killed...

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New video claims to show ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

New video claims to show ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

For the first time in five years, ISIS has released what it says is a new video...

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Saudi Arabia temporarily releases female activists

Saudi Arabia temporarily releases female activists

Four female Saudi activists were temporarily released from prison on Thursday, a...

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Alleged UAE spy kills himself in Istanbul prison, Turkish state media says

Alleged UAE spy kills himself in Istanbul prison, Turkish...

A man arrested on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has allegedly...

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Saudi Arabia said they confessed. But court filings show some executed men protested their innocence

Saudi Arabia said they confessed. But court filings show...

Leaked documents obtained by CNN reveal that some of the men who were recently executed...

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$13.6B solar park rises from Dubai desert

$13.6B solar park rises from Dubai desert

The 18-year construction project is set to break records.

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Turkey's President Erdogan refuses to give up Istanbul without a fight

Turkey's President Erdogan refuses to give up Istanbul...

There's an old saying in Turkish politics: "Who wins Istanbul, wins Turkey." The...

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Syrians in Idlib brace for the war's final showdown

Syrians in Idlib brace for the war's final showdown

CNN goes to Syria's final rebel stronghold, Idlib, where people say they have no...

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies new internet control law

Egypt's Sisi ratifies new internet control law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a new law on Saturday tightening...

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Iranians vent anger at Trump as the wheels come off their economy

Iranians vent anger at Trump as the wheels come off their...

Many people caught up in the onslaught of US sanctions and Iran's economic slide...

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Iran says it held military exercises in Strait of Hormuz

Iran says it held military exercises in Strait of Hormuz

Iran said its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps held a naval exercise in the Strait...

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Teens targeted as dozens killed in Kabul suicide attack

Teens targeted as dozens killed in Kabul suicide attack

At least 34 people were killed in a suicide attack targeting an education center...

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36 killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border

36 killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border

Women and children were among the dead, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights reported.

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Is Israel keeping a 'blacklist' of its critics?

Is Israel keeping a 'blacklist' of its critics?

Several progressive Jews, along with critics of Israeli policies, say they have...

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Egyptian police thwart suicide attack at Christian church

Egyptian police thwart suicide attack at Christian church

Egyptian security forces foiled a suicide bombing attack at a Christian church outside...

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America's longest war takes worrying new turn

America's longest war takes worrying new turn

Four days after the Taliban launched its most serious challenge to Afghanistan's...

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Yemeni parents search through the dead for their children

Yemeni parents search through the dead for their children

Videos from Houthi media capture snapshots of the horrific scenes that have played...

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Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader is standing firm against reimposed US sanctions, saying Monday...

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Ceasefire reported after more than 24 hours of hostilities between Israel and Hamas

Ceasefire reported after more than 24 hours of hostilities...

Israel launched scores of air strikes on Gaza after Hamas militants fired rockets...

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Climate change turns Mideast breadbasket into cannabis farm

Climate change turns Mideast breadbasket into cannabis...

Lebanon's parliament may soon legalize medicinal cannabis and its cultivation. Farmers...

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Why Saudi's fight with Canada shouldn't come as a big surprise

Why Saudi's fight with Canada shouldn't come as a big surprise

Saudi Arabia's response to Canadian criticism over detained activists has struck...

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UN chief calls for investigation into Saudi-led strike that killed Yemen children

UN chief calls for investigation into Saudi-led strike...

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an independent investigation...

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Syria's first lady is being treated for breast cancer

Syria's first lady is being treated for breast cancer

Syria's first lady Asma al-Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the Syrian...

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Saudi Arabia state airline cancels flights to Canada amid growing dispute

Saudi Arabia state airline cancels flights to Canada amid...

Saudi Arabia's state airline will suspend all flights to and from Toronto starting...

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North Korean foreign minister visits Iran

North Korean foreign minister visits Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed his North Korean counterpart,...

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In Yemen, UAE tries to manage optics as well as its military offensive

In Yemen, UAE tries to manage optics as well as its military...

More than ever, the UAE feels it must manage the optics of its more muscular approach...

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Iranians react to US sanctions as new reality begins to bite

Iranians react to US sanctions as new reality begins to...

Even before the United States reimposed a raft of sanctions on Iran Tuesday, the...

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How will US sanctions actually affect Iran?

How will US sanctions actually affect Iran?

The first wave of "snap back" sanctions -- reimposed due to the US departure from...

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Dozens dead after school bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Dozens dead after school bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Dozens of children, many younger than 15, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike...

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Saudis expel Canadian envoy, freeze new trade deals

Saudis expel Canadian envoy, freeze new trade deals

Amid escalating tensions that are damaging economic and diplomatic ties between...

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Led by Druze, thousands protest Israel's nation-state law

Led by Druze, thousands protest Israel's nation-state law

Tens of thousands of protesters packed Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Saturday night...

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Israelis on edge before Trump visit

Israelis on edge before Trump visit

Only days before President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem, Israeli politicians describe...

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Hamas leader issues direct plea to Trump to seize 'historic opportunity'

Hamas leader issues direct plea to Trump to seize 'historic...

The leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas has told CNN that US President...

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What Israelis and Palestinians expect from Trump's visit

What Israelis and Palestinians expect from Trump's visit

From a checkpoint in Bethlehem to a bus station in Haifa, Palestinians and Israelis...

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Rouhani, the ultimate insider, pledges change

Rouhani, the ultimate insider, pledges change

He may be the ultimate insider, but Hassan Rouhani is running like the anti-establishment...

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Saudis are welcoming Trump's visit with open arms

Saudis are welcoming Trump's visit with open arms

A south Asian merchant sits on a blanket covered with neatly arranged twigs. He...

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Rouhani takes strong lead in Iran's presidential election

Rouhani takes strong lead in Iran's presidential election

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is course to win a second term as preliminary results...

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Syria: ISIS militants kill dozens near Salamiyah

Syria: ISIS militants kill dozens near Salamiyah

At least 47 people, many of them civilians, were killed by ISIS militants Thursday...

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A 'day of reckoning' in Iraq's battle against ISIS

A 'day of reckoning' in Iraq's battle against ISIS

Flies buzz around the drying rivulets of blood seeping from the heads of two corpses...

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Trump to dive into Mideast conflict on first presidential trip

Trump to dive into Mideast conflict on first presidential...

Donald Trump is set to meet Palestinian and Israeli leaders almost back-to-back...

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Beirut gay pride event a first for Lebanon

Beirut gay pride event a first for Lebanon

The first ever gay pride event is taking place this week in Lebanon, a country where...

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Mosul victory in sight -- at a cost

Mosul victory in sight -- at a cost

Iraqis' final push on Mosul sends civilians fleeing, but commanders see a tough...

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Latest al Qaeda propaganda highlights bin Laden's son

Latest al Qaeda propaganda highlights bin Laden's son

A new propaganda message featuring the son of Osama bin Laden could be evidence...

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Turkey seeks reversal of US plan to arm Kurds

Turkey seeks reversal of US plan to arm Kurds

Turkey lashed out at Washington's plan to send arms to Kurdish rebels fighting ISIS...

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ISIS leader in Afghanistan was killed, US confirms

ISIS leader in Afghanistan was killed, US confirms

The ISIS leader in Afghanistan, Sheikh Abdul Hasib, was killed in an April 27 raid...

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UN gender equality report gives insight into Arab male identity

UN gender equality report gives insight into Arab male...

Across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, 10,000 men and women...

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Taliban take district in Kunduz province

Taliban take district in Kunduz province

The Taliban have captured a district in northern Afghanistan, police tell CNN, reportedly...

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Netanyahu's criminal investigation drags on

Netanyahu's criminal investigation drags on

A months-long criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hangs...

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Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

A longtime senior Hamas official was elected Saturday to replace the Palestinian...

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Turkey, Israel clash over Jerusalem

Turkey, Israel clash over Jerusalem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at Israel and urged...

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US-backed rebels say they wrested key Syrian city from ISIS

US-backed rebels say they wrested key Syrian city from...

US-backed rebels said they "liberated" the strategic Syrian city of Tabqa and a...

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Syria safe zones agreed upon at ceasefire talks

Syria safe zones agreed upon at ceasefire talks

Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Thursday to create four de-escalation zones in Syria,...

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Dozens killed in Iran coal mine explosion

Dozens killed in Iran coal mine explosion

A gas explosion left 35 coal miners dead Wednesday in northeastern Iran, according...

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Hamas presents new policy document

Hamas presents new policy document

The Palestinian militant group Hamas unveiled a new policy document Monday that...

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Syria ceasefire in four zones to start Saturday

Syria ceasefire in four zones to start Saturday

A ceasefire in four zones outlined in a new Syria peace plan by Russia, Turkey and...

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Jordan beefs up its borders amid ISIS fears

Jordan beefs up its borders amid ISIS fears

Jordan's military is preparing for possible serious confrontation with ISIS on its...

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Video shows girl pulled alive from rubble in Syria

Video shows girl pulled alive from rubble in Syria

The dramatic rescue of a young girl trapped in the rubble of a bombed-out Syrian...

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Amidst US-Iran tensions, wrestlers emerge as sports diplomats

Amidst US-Iran tensions, wrestlers emerge as sports diplomats

The journey to this week's freestyle wrestling World Cup in Iran was an exhausting...

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ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Baghdad blast

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Baghdad blast

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bomb explosion Thursday in southwestern...

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Election of Hamas' new Gaza leader raises fear of confrontation

Election of Hamas' new Gaza leader raises fear of confrontation

Hamas has tapped one of its most hardline figures to become its new leader in the...

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Leaflets dropped over Mosul to warn of offensive

Leaflets dropped over Mosul to warn of offensive

The Iraqi Air Force dropped millions of leaflets over western Mosul on Saturday...

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Report: Russia, Syria targeted civilian areas

Report: Russia, Syria targeted civilian areas

A new report suggests that Russia and Syria deliberately targeted civilian-populated...

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Turkey and Russia disagree over cause of botched airstrike

Turkey and Russia disagree over cause of botched airstrike

Turkey and Russia on Friday disagreed over the events that led to a deadly incident...

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Russian intel: ISIS planning further destruction of Syria's ancient Palmyra site

Russian intel: ISIS planning further destruction of Syria's...

ISIS' vandalism of one of Syria's most important historic sites looks set to escalate...

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The race to retake Raqqa from ISIS

The race to retake Raqqa from ISIS

ISIS is fending off enemies in all directions around Raqqa, but it has one advantage...

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Michael Bennett boycotts trip, says he won't be used by Israel

Michael Bennett boycotts trip, says he won't be used by...

Michael Bennett, a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, said he's withdrawing...

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Russian strike mistakenly kills 3 Turkish soldiers

Russian strike mistakenly kills 3 Turkish soldiers

Three Turkish soldiers were mistakenly killed and 11 were injured in a Russian airstrike...

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Iraqi Police officer killed in Baghdad clashes

Iraqi Police officer killed in Baghdad clashes

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clash with security forces after...

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6 Red Cross workers killed in Afghanistan

6 Red Cross workers killed in Afghanistan

Gunmen killed six ICRC workers Wednesday in northern Afghanistan.

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Yemen: The plan, the raid, and the aftermath

Yemen: The plan, the raid, and the aftermath

A US military raid in Yemen that killed civilians and a Navy SEAL has proven another...

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Syrian President: Trump's pledge to fight terror 'promising'

Syrian President: Trump's pledge to fight terror 'promising'

Syria's leader has praised Donald Trump's rhetoric on terror, saying the new US...

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These men say they survived torture in a Syrian prison

These men say they survived torture in a Syrian prison

Those who made it out of Saydnaya prison paint a grim picture that corroborates...

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Yemen: No US ground missions without approval

Yemen: No US ground missions without approval

Yemen's government has requested that the United States stop ground operations in...

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At least 8 injured in market attack near Tel Aviv, Israeli authorities say

At least 8 injured in market attack near Tel Aviv, Israeli...

A Palestinian man opened fire on a market outside Tel Aviv on Thursday, wounding...

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Israel's parliament passes West Bank outposts bill

Israel's parliament passes West Bank outposts bill

Israel's Knesset has passed legislation that aims to legalize about 3,000 housing...

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Jordanian airline pokes fun at Trump's travel ban troubles

Jordanian airline pokes fun at Trump's travel ban troubles

President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries may...

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A day with Bana, the Syrian girl who gave a voice to Aleppo

A day with Bana, the Syrian girl who gave a voice to Aleppo

The 7-year-old Syrian girl who tweeted with her mom about the war in their hometown...

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13,000 people hanged in secret at Syrian prison: Amnesty

13,000 people hanged in secret at Syrian prison: Amnesty

Thousands have been hanged at Syria's Saydnaya prison in a secret crackdown on dissent...

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Rouhani warns Iran will not be bullied

Rouhani warns Iran will not be bullied

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that Iran will not be bullied by those...

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US military announces killing of senior al-Qaeda leader in drone strike

US military announces killing of senior al-Qaeda leader...

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon...

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Rebel warning over Syrian ceasefire violations

Rebel warning over Syrian ceasefire violations

Rebels in the Free Syrian Army have warned they will no longer adhere to Syria's...

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Syrians post 'goodbye' messages from Aleppo

Syrians post 'goodbye' messages from Aleppo

Syrians in eastern Aleppo are sharing desperate "goodbye" messages as government...

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ISIS claims 2 bombings in Baghdad; 16 killed

ISIS claims 2 bombings in Baghdad; 16 killed

ISIS has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings at crowded Baghdad markets...

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Iranians mourn former President Rafsanjani

Iranians mourn former President Rafsanjani

State television showed footage of crowds pouring onto the streets around Tehran...

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Rafsanjani: the man who mirrored an ever-changing Iran

Rafsanjani: the man who mirrored an ever-changing Iran

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died Sunday at the age of 82, was a political giant...

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Israeli PM: Jerusalem truck attack suspect may have been ISIS supporter

Israeli PM: Jerusalem truck attack suspect may have been...

Israeli police have identified the Jerusalem attack suspect as 28-year-old Fadi...

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New law in the UAE bans wild animals as pets

New law in the UAE bans wild animals as pets

Cheetahs, tigers and lions have infamously become a status symbol in the oil-rich...

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Russia 'starts to withdraw' forces from Syria

Russia 'starts to withdraw' forces from Syria

Russia has started to cut back its forces in Syria, beginning with an aircraft carrier...

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday after suffering a...

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Car bomb hits rebel-held Syrian city, activists say

Car bomb hits rebel-held Syrian city, activists say

Around 50 people have been killed and 80 more injured in a massive car bombing Saturday...

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Israel divided over conviction of soldier in manslaughter case

Israel divided over conviction of soldier in manslaughter...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he supports a pardon for Elor Azaria,...

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When Kuwait was on fire, they saved the day

When Kuwait was on fire, they saved the day

Iraqi troops set Kuwait's oil wells on fire during the 1991 Gulf War. Sebastiao...

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Netanyahu questioned again in corruption probe

Netanyahu questioned again in corruption probe

For the second time in a week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned...

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Horrifying scene inside massacre nightclub

Horrifying scene inside massacre nightclub

CNN's Sara Sidner and Mohammed Tawfeeq describe the distressing scene inside the...

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Iraqi journalist freed after week in captivity

Iraqi journalist freed after week in captivity

Outspoken Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi, who was kidnapped by gunmen about...

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Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

An Israeli military court convicted an Israeli soldier, Sgt. Elor Azaria, of manslaughter...

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Saudi music video on women's rights goes viral

Saudi music video on women's rights goes viral

A pop song that delivers a political and cultural message about women in Saudi Arabia...

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Water is the latest battleground in Syria

Water is the latest battleground in Syria

Four million people in Damascus have suffered from acute water shortages for more...

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Netanyahu calls corruption probe 'nothing'

Netanyahu calls corruption probe 'nothing'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an investigation of corruption allegations...

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Syria: What it means if rebels snub talks

Syria: What it means if rebels snub talks

If Syria's rebels snub peace talks, it will be politically embarrassing for Turkey...

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Istanbul attack: Teenager's trip ends in tragedy

Istanbul attack: Teenager's trip ends in tragedy

Israeli teenager Leanne Nasser begged her parents to let her go to Istanbul -- but...

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Police: Suicide bombers kill at least 28 in central Baghdad

Police: Suicide bombers kill at least 28 in central Baghdad

A suicide attack on a busy commercial street in Baghdad has left at least 28 people...

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The bleak, depressing reality for young Arabs

The bleak, depressing reality for young Arabs

To be a young Arab in the Middle East today is to be more disadvantaged and more...

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US military announces killing of senior Al Qaeda leader in drone strike

US military announces killing of senior Al Qaeda leader...

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon...

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Fuel from olives: Syria’s answer to rising diesel prices

Fuel from olives: Syria’s answer to rising diesel prices

The price of diesel has skyrocketed in Syria in recent years as a result of the...

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Syria executes 24 people charged with lighting wildfires

Syria executes 24 people charged with lighting wildfires

Syria has executed 24 people who were convicted of terrorism charges for igniting...

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Dozens killed, including children, in Syria attacks

Dozens killed, including children, in Syria attacks

Four children were among at least 10 people killed in Syrian regime strikes in the...

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Beirut port explosion: Investigation sparks violent demonstrations

Beirut port explosion: Investigation sparks violent demonstrations

Lebanon is now months into an investigation of the Beirut port blast – but no one...

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Several killed in army bus bombing in Damascus

Several killed in army bus bombing in Damascus

At least 13 Syrian military personnel were killed in a roadside bomb attack, as...

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Several killed in army bus explosion in Damascus

Several killed in army bus explosion in Damascus

At least 13 Syrian military personnel were killed in a roadside bomb attack, as...

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Hezbollah’s campaign against Beirut blast judge paralyses Lebanon’s government

Hezbollah’s campaign against Beirut blast judge paralyses...

Hezbollah and its political allies have intensified Lebanon’s political crisis and...

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Lebanon confirms March elections amid race to secure IMF rescue

Lebanon confirms March elections amid race to secure IMF...

Lebanon's parliament voted on Tuesday to hold legislative elections on March 27,...

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Man falls to death after dangling from hot air balloon in Israel

Man falls to death after dangling from hot air balloon...

A man dangling from the basket of a hot air balloon fell to his death onto a road...

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Lebanon's Hezbollah chief claims militant group has 100,000 'trained' fighters

Lebanon's Hezbollah chief claims militant group has 100,000...

The leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah said on Monday that...

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Lebanon Hezbollah chief declares militant group has 100,000 'trained' fighters

Lebanon Hezbollah chief declares militant group has 100,000...

The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said Monday that his Iran-backed movement had 100,000...

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Inflation in Turkey: Soaring prices, housing crisis and student protests

Inflation in Turkey: Soaring prices, housing crisis and...

In Turkey, young people recently expressed their frustration with the authorities...

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Workers injured in Kuwait refinery fire, output unaffected

Workers injured in Kuwait refinery fire, output unaffected

A fire at Kuwait's Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery on Monday injured several workers...

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Low turnout as Lebanon marks two years since the start of its uprising

Low turnout as Lebanon marks two years since the start...

Lebanon marked the second anniversary of its defunct protest movement with a low-key...

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Two years after October 17 protests, Lebanon's economic crisis worse than ever

Two years after October 17 protests, Lebanon's economic...

Two years after Lebanon's so-called October 17 movement began with major nationwide...

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Lebanon Fast Facts

Lebanon Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Lebanon, a Middle Eastern country with a history of...

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Lebanon marks two years since the start of its popular uprising

Lebanon marks two years since the start of its popular...

Lebanon on Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of its popular uprising when demonstrators...

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Saudi-led coalition intensify air strikes against Yemen Houthi rebels

Saudi-led coalition intensify air strikes against Yemen...

The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government said Saturday it had killed...

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Beirut port blast activist resigns amid pressure over judge ouster

Beirut port blast activist resigns amid pressure over judge...

The spokesman for relatives of those killed in last year's Beirut port blast quit...

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How an investigation into Beirut's port explosion is rattling Lebanon's elite, stirring memories of civil war

How an investigation into Beirut's port explosion is rattling...

For many in Lebanon, Thursday's scenes from central Beirut brought a sense of deja...

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Lebanon holds day of mourning after deadly sectarian clashes

Lebanon holds day of mourning after deadly sectarian clashes

Schools, banks and government offices across Lebanon shut down Friday after hours...

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Beirut's worst street violence in more than a decade kills at least 6

Beirut's worst street violence in more than a decade kills...

A fierce political dispute over a probe into Beirut's August 2020 port blast prompted...

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Deadly clashes erupt over judge investigating Beirut blast

Deadly clashes erupt over judge investigating Beirut blast

Gunfire killed at least six people in Beirut on Thursday as supporters of the Shiite...

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Beirut rocked by deadly gun battles

Beirut rocked by deadly gun battles

Heavy gunfire broke out on Thursday at a protest in Beirut calling for the removal...

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At least 6 dead as heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protest

At least 6 dead as heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protest

At least six people were killed Thursday and more than 30 injured as heavy gunfire...

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At least 5 dead as heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protest

At least 5 dead as heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protest

At least five people were killed Thursday and more than 30 injured as heavy gunfire...

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At least 3 dead as heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protest

At least 3 dead as heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protest

At least three people have died and several have been injured as heavy gunfire broke...

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LIVE: Deadly clashes rock Lebanese capital after protest against Beirut blast judge

LIVE: Deadly clashes rock Lebanese capital after protest...

Gunfire killed at least three people in Beirut on Thursday as supporters of the...

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At least 3 dead as heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protests

At least 3 dead as heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protests

At least three people have died and several have been injured as heavy gunfire broke...

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LIVE: At least one dead in shooting at protest against Beirut blast judge

LIVE: At least one dead in shooting at protest against...

Gunfire killed at least one person in Beirut on Thursday as supporters of the Shiite...

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Beirut protest erupts into violence

Beirut protest erupts into violence

Heavy gunfire broke out on Thursday at a protest in Beirut calling for the removal...

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Heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protests

Heavy gunfire breaks out at Beirut protests

Heavy gunfire has broken out at a demonstration in Beirut calling for the removal...

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Shots fired as Lebanese court dismisses bid to remove Beirut blast judge

Shots fired as Lebanese court dismisses bid to remove Beirut...

Heavy gunfire was heard in Beirut on Thursday near an area where supporters of the...

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Lebanese court dismisses latest complaint against Beirut blast judge

Lebanese court dismisses latest complaint against Beirut...

A Lebanese court on Thursday dismissed the latest legal complaint brought against...

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Israeli air strike in Syria's Homs province kills four, says monitor

Israeli air strike in Syria's Homs province kills four,...

An Israeli airstrike in central Syria killed one Syrian soldier and three pro-Iranian...

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Israeli air strike In Syria's Homs province kills four, says monitor

Israeli air strike In Syria's Homs province kills four,...

An Israeli airstrike in central Syria killed one Syrian soldier and three pro-Iranian...

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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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Lebanon blackout: Grappling with daily power shortages

Lebanon blackout: Grappling with daily power shortages

For the second time in recent weeks, Lebanon has been crippled by another major...

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Pro-Iran parties denounce 'scam' after Iraq election setback

Pro-Iran parties denounce 'scam' after Iraq election setback

Two days after Iraq's legislative election, pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim parties and...

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Decaying oil tanker could disrupt clean water supply for 9 million people

Decaying oil tanker could disrupt clean water supply for...

The "increasingly likely" possibility of a massive oil spill from a decaying tanker...

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Cleric Sadr wins Iraq vote, former PM Maliki close behind, officials say

Cleric Sadr wins Iraq vote, former PM Maliki close behind,...

Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's party was the biggest winner in an Iraqi election...

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Iraq’s Sadr bloc expands influence but no party wins majority in elections

Iraq’s Sadr bloc expands influence but no party wins majority...

An alliance of Iraqi candidates representing Shiite militias supported by neighboring...

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ISIS finance chief captured by Iraqi forces, Iraq PM says

ISIS finance chief captured by Iraqi forces, Iraq PM says

Iraqi forces captured Sami Jasim, the deputy of former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,...

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Iraq says it has captured Islamic State group's finance chief

Iraq says it has captured Islamic State group's finance...

Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of the Islamic State (IS) group,...

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Iraq sees low voter turnout in parliamentary election

Iraq sees low voter turnout in parliamentary election

Initial turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election on Sunday was 41%, the Independent...

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State electricity returns in Lebanon but still maxes out at two hours in most areas

State electricity returns in Lebanon but still maxes out...

Lebanon's main state electricity company supplied around two hours of power to the...

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Power partially restored in Lebanon after nationwide blackout

Power partially restored in Lebanon after nationwide blackout

Lebanon's electricity grid was back online Sunday after the army supplied fuel to...

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Iraq's general election is a 'test for their democratic system'

Iraq's general election is a 'test for their democratic...

"For this year's election, there are a number of anti-fraud measures which have...

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Iraqis vote in polls triggered by mass protests

Iraqis vote in polls triggered by mass protests

Iraq closed its airspace and land border crossings on Sunday as voters headed to...

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‘Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb’ A. Q. Khan dies aged 85

‘Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb’ A. Q. Khan dies aged...

Abdul Qadeer Khan, the founder of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme who was accused...

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Iraqis go to the polls in tightly controlled parliamentary elections

Iraqis go to the polls in tightly controlled parliamentary...

Iraq closed its airspace and land border crossings on Sunday as voters headed to...

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Polls open in Iraq's tightly controlled parliamentary elections

Polls open in Iraq's tightly controlled parliamentary elections

Iraq closed its airspace and land border crossings on Sunday as voters headed to...

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Militia-backed candidates aim to consolidate power in Iraq polls

Militia-backed candidates aim to consolidate power in Iraq...

Iraq goes to the polls in parliamentary elections on Sunday, two years after anger...

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Lebanon left without electricity as main power stations run out of fuel

Lebanon left without electricity as main power stations...

Lebanon’s two main power plants were forced to shut down after running out of fuel,...

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Lebanese power outage will last several days, govt official says

Lebanese power outage will last several days, govt official...

Lebanon has no centrally generated electricity after fuel shortages forced its two...

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'A question of life and death': Militia-backed candidates play big role in Iraq polls

'A question of life and death': Militia-backed candidates...

Iraq goes to the polls in parliamentary elections on Sunday, two years after anger...

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Lebanese power outage will last for several days, says government official

Lebanese power outage will last for several days, says...

Lebanon has no centrally generated electricity after the country's biggest two power...

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Uncle of Syrian president returns from decades-long exile to avoid French prison

Uncle of Syrian president returns from decades-long exile...

The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has returned home from 36 years of...

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UN ends Yemen war crimes probe in defeat for Western states

UN ends Yemen war crimes probe in defeat for Western states

Bahrain, Russia and other members of the UN Human Rights Council pushed through...

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Stolen revolution? Iraq vote follows crackdown on pro-reform movement

Stolen revolution? Iraq vote follows crackdown on pro-reform...

In Iraq, despite killings and intimidation and despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the...

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UN votes to shut down war crimes probe in Yemen, in stinging defeat for rights groups

UN votes to shut down war crimes probe in Yemen, in stinging...

Bahrain, Russia and other members of the U.N. Human Rights Council pushed through...

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UN ends war crimes probe in Yemen in major setback for rights body

UN ends war crimes probe in Yemen in major setback for...

Bahrain, Russia and other members of the U.N. Human Rights Council pushed through...

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Train collision in Tunisian capital injures 33

Train collision in Tunisian capital injures 33

At least 33 people suffered injuries of varying degrees following a collision between...

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Iraq: A revolution murdered

Iraq: A revolution murdered

In the autumn of 2019, an unprecedented protest movement engulfed the Iraqi capital...

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Recycling the Middle East's e-waste in Dubai

Recycling the Middle East's e-waste in Dubai

Enviroserve's Dubai facility processes waste from 10 countries across the Middle...

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Pegasus spyware maker ends contract with UAE after UK high court's hacking ruling

Pegasus spyware maker ends contract with UAE after UK high...

The Israeli manufacturer of Pegasus spyware said Thursday it had terminated its...

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UK court says Dubai's ruler authorised use of Pegasus spyware to hack ex-wife's phone

UK court says Dubai's ruler authorised use of Pegasus spyware...

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum authorised the use of spying...

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Dubai's ruler authorised use of Pegasus spyware to hack ex-wife's phone

Dubai's ruler authorised use of Pegasus spyware to hack...

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum authorised the use of spying...

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Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Fast Facts

Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Fast Facts

Read CNN Fast Facts about the 1983 bombing at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon,...

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Parliamentary elections in Iraq: Campaigning amid death threats

Parliamentary elections in Iraq: Campaigning amid death...

In Iraq, more than 80 activists have been assassinated since protests erupted in...

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Fast Facts

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to learn about the life of the former...

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Yemeni conjoined twins 'like any child' after separation in Jordan

Yemeni conjoined twins 'like any child' after separation...

A Jordanian hospital has successfully performed the country's first operation to...

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Iran FM spokesman on nuclear talks: 'We are going to get back to Vienna'

Iran FM spokesman on nuclear talks: 'We are going to get...

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh spoke to FRANCE 24 on the sidelines...

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Court dismisses complaints against judge investigating Beirut port blast

Court dismisses complaints against judge investigating...

The judge investigating Beirut's catastrophic port explosion survived attempts to...

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After a year's delay, Dubai's Expo 2020 opens to an expected 25 million visitors

After a year's delay, Dubai's Expo 2020 opens to an expected...

Dubai last week opened the doors to its world fair, Expo 2020, which had been delayed...

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Qatari women fail to break through in first legislative elections

Qatari women fail to break through in first legislative...

Qatar wrapped up its first legislative polls Saturday with no women elected to a...

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Qataris vote in first-ever legislative elections for advisory council

Qataris vote in first-ever legislative elections for advisory...

Qataris began voting in the emirate's first legislative election Saturday in a symbolic...

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Qataris vote in first-ever legislative elections for subdued advisory council

Qataris vote in first-ever legislative elections for subdued...

Qataris began voting in the emirate's first legislative election Saturday in a symbolic...

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US condemns attack by West Bank settlers on Palestinian villagers

US condemns attack by West Bank settlers on Palestinian...

Five people, two minors among them, have been detained by Israeli police after an...

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‘We’re still here’: Iraqis rally on protest anniversary, call for election boycott

‘We’re still here’: Iraqis rally on protest anniversary,...

Demonstrators gathered on Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Friday, marking the second...

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‘We are still here’: Iraqis rally on protest anniversary, call for election boycott

‘We are still here’: Iraqis rally on protest anniversary,...

Demonstrators gathered on Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Friday, marking the second...

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Macron urges new Lebanese PM Mikati to undertake 'urgent' reforms

Macron urges new Lebanese PM Mikati to undertake 'urgent'...

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the new Lebanese Prime Minister...

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Lebanon’s parliament approves new government in vote stalled by power cuts

Lebanon’s parliament approves new government in vote stalled...

Lebanon’s new government won a vote of confidence on Monday for a policy programme...

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Iran says nuclear talks to resume 'very soon', doesn't provide a date

Iran says nuclear talks to resume 'very soon', doesn't...

Iran will return to negotiations on resuming compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear...

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Afghan refugees fear deportation at Iranian border

Afghan refugees fear deportation at Iranian border

When the Taliban seized Afghanistan, tens of thousands of people fled the country....

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Who is out to get the judge in charge of Lebanon port explosion probe?

Who is out to get the judge in charge of Lebanon port explosion...

Political pressure and an intense smear campaign have targeted for several weeks...

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Macron urges new Lebanese PM to undertake 'urgent' reforms

Macron urges new Lebanese PM to undertake 'urgent' reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the new Lebanese Prime Minister...

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Turkey flexes military muscles with drone display at Istanbul’s Teknofest

Turkey flexes military muscles with drone display at Istanbul’s...

Teknofest, which Turkey claims to be the biggest tech festival in the world, takes...

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Israel captures last two of six Palestinians who escaped from high-security jail

Israel captures last two of six Palestinians who escaped...

All six Palestinian fugitives who escaped a high-security Israeli jail through a...

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Israeli troops kill five Palestinian gunmen in West Bank clash with Hamas

Israeli troops kill five Palestinian gunmen in West Bank...

Five Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during...

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Trial over activist Nizar Banat's death: Palestinian leadership under pressure

Trial over activist Nizar Banat's death: Palestinian leadership...

A trial is underway of 14 Palestinian officers, charged with beating to death a...

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Scores killed in fierce fighting over Yemen's strategic city of Marib

Scores killed in fierce fighting over Yemen's strategic...

Sixty-seven Yemeni rebels and pro-government troops have been killed as fighting...

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Israeli police kill woman who attempted knife attack in Jerusalem

Israeli police kill woman who attempted knife attack in...

Israeli police fatally shot a woman who tried to stab officers in Jerusalem's Old...

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Palestinian security officers go on trial over death of Abbas critic Banat

Palestinian security officers go on trial over death of...

A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged...

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Iran nuclear talks to resume 'within an acceptable period of time', EU says

Iran nuclear talks to resume 'within an acceptable period...

Stalled talks between Iran and world powers to reinstate a 2015 nuclear deal will...

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Beirut port blast probe suspended for a second time

Beirut port blast probe suspended for a second time

The judge investigating last year's deadly Beirut port explosion had to suspend...

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Five Palestinians killed, two arrested by Israeli forces in West Bank

Five Palestinians killed, two arrested by Israeli forces...

Five Palestinians have been killed and two arrested Saturday night as part of a...

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Hezbollah threatened top judge probing Beirut port blast, source says

Hezbollah threatened top judge probing Beirut port blast,...

Hezbollah has threatened to "usurp" the Lebanese judge investigating the Beirut...

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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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Breeding bees fit for Dubai's heat

Breeding bees fit for Dubai's heat

High in the Dubai mountains, where there's little vegetation, bees struggle to survive...

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Afghanistan's LGBTQ community say they're being hunted down after Taliban takeover

Afghanistan's LGBTQ community say they're being hunted...

LGBTQ people in Afghanistan who spoke to CNN say they need help to escape Taliban...

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New Lebanon PM seeks 'quick fixes' to help the country

New Lebanon PM seeks 'quick fixes' to help the country

New Prime Minister Najib Mikati urged Lebanon's people to put their trust in his...

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Israel's new plan is to 'shrink,' not solve, the Palestinian conflict. Here's what that looks like

Israel's new plan is to 'shrink,' not solve, the Palestinian...

The new Israeli government that toppled long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

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Iran says it will allow UN nuclear watchdog to service monitoring equipment

Iran says it will allow UN nuclear watchdog to service...

Iran will allow inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog to service nuclear monitoring...

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Israeli police recapture four of six escaped Palestinian prisoners

Israeli police recapture four of six escaped Palestinian...

Israeli police say four of the six men who escaped from a prison in Northern Israel...

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Lebanon gets a new government, its first since last year's deadly port blast

Lebanon gets a new government, its first since last year's...

A new government has been formed in crisis-ridden Lebanon, ending a more than year-long...

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Palestinian prisoners escape from Israeli prison, apparently through a tunnel

Palestinian prisoners escape from Israeli prison, apparently...

Israeli authorities are hunting for six Palestinian militants who broke out of prison,...

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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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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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The Taliban's return has plunged the Middle East into uncharted waters

The Taliban's return has plunged the Middle East into uncharted...

The dramatic scenes from Afghanistan have sounded alarm bells throughout the Middle...

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Syrian oil spill spreads across the Mediterranean

Syrian oil spill spreads across the Mediterranean

Satellite images show the oil spill was larger than originally thought, now covering...

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Houthi strikes on Yemen base kill at least 30, spokesman says

Houthi strikes on Yemen base kill at least 30, spokesman...

At least 30 soldiers were killed and 60 wounded on Sunday in Houthi strikes on a...

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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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This center in Dubai is growing 'future-proof' food in the desert

This center in Dubai is growing 'future-proof' food in...

The International Center of Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is transplanting and growing...

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The Middle East is running out of water

The Middle East is running out of water

The ferries that once shuttled tourists to and from the little islets in Iran's...

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Iran's Nuclear Capabilities Fast Facts

Iran's Nuclear Capabilities Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on Iran's nuclear capabilities.

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This Dubai-based company wants to revolutionize how ports operate

This Dubai-based company wants to revolutionize how ports...

In Dubai's Jebel Ali port, DP World is testing its "BoxBay" technology, which aims...

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What will an Afghanistan under the Taliban look like? Its rise to power in the '90s paints a grim picture

What will an Afghanistan under the Taliban look like? Its...

In late 2001, the rolling hills to the west of Afghanistan's Maidan Shahr were scarred...

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Who are the Taliban and how did they take control of Afghanistan so swiftly?

Who are the Taliban and how did they take control of Afghanistan...

Just last week, US intelligence analysts had predicted it would likely take several...

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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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Chaos in Kabul as Taliban take power and thousands try to flee

Chaos in Kabul as Taliban take power and thousands try...

Hundreds of people poured onto the tarmac at Kabul's international airport, desperately...

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Electricity and transport become 'luxury' items overnight accelerating Lebanon's economic tailspin

Electricity and transport become 'luxury' items overnight...

On Wednesday night, Lebanon's Central Bank issued an announcement that seemed to...

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Iran's hardline new president sworn in amid stalled nuclear talks and hopes of Saudi detente

Iran's hardline new president sworn in amid stalled nuclear...

Ebrahim Raisi was inaugurated as Iran's next president on Thursday, signaling the...

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Calm and fear on the streets of Kabul as Taliban celebrate victory

Calm and fear on the streets of Kabul as Taliban celebrate...

As the Taliban takes hold of the Afghan capital, Kabul's citizens wait anxiously...

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Fear and resentment reign in Afghanistan as the Taliban overruns more cities

Fear and resentment reign in Afghanistan as the Taliban...

In less than a week, the Taliban has overrun one-quarter of Afghanistan's provincial...

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Pervez Musharraf Fast Facts

Pervez Musharraf Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan.

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Potential hijacking of commercial vessel reported off UAE

Potential hijacking of commercial vessel reported off UAE

A British marine tracking agency has reported a "potential hijacking" incident off...

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Ebrahim Raisi Fast Facts

Ebrahim Raisi Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Ebrahim Raisi and learn about the president of Iran.

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Deadly drone attack on tanker escalates Iran-Israel maritime tensions

Deadly drone attack on tanker escalates Iran-Israel maritime...

Maritime tensions are escalating in the Middle East following the deadly attack...

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A year after the Beirut blast, survivors are still grieving, still angry, and still waiting for justice

A year after the Beirut blast, survivors are still grieving,...

One year ago, at 6.08pm on an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday, they detonated in...

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Gulf War Fast Facts

Gulf War Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War, an international conflict...

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Iran's new president sworn in amid stalled nuclear talks and hopes of Saudi detente

Iran's new president sworn in amid stalled nuclear talks...

Ebrahim Raisi was inaugurated as Iran's next president on Thursday, signaling the...

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Blast rocks Kabul after Afghan army urges civilians to leave Taliban-controlled areas of major city

Blast rocks Kabul after Afghan army urges civilians to...

A car bomb exploded near the home of Afghanistan's acting defense minister in Kabul...

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Massoud Barzani Fast Facts

Massoud Barzani Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish Regional...

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Israelis told to 'stop embracing', elderly urged to get booster as Covid-19 cases spike

Israelis told to 'stop embracing', elderly urged to get...

Israel has urged over 60s to get their booster shots immediately and the government...

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What we still don't know about Beirut's port explosion

What we still don't know about Beirut's port explosion

There are still many unanswered questions about what led to the tragedy in Beirut...

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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...