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Paulo Pinheiro, right, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic and Carla del Ponte, left, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, speak to the media during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
UN panel alleges Aleppo war crimes; Syria talks inch forwardUN panel: Emptying out Syria's eastern Aleppo was among war crimes committed by forces fighting on the ground
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Top Muslim cleric lashes out against abortion, globalizationSunni Islam's leading religious authority lashes out at supporters of abortion rights, sexual reassignment
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Egypt's main state daily in a spat with parliament speakerEgypt's flagship state newspaper accuses parliament speaker of 'inappropriate' comments
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Israeli army: Palestinian shot dead after stabbing IsraeliIsrael's military says a Palestinian broke into a home in a West Bank settlement and stabbed an Israeli, who then shot and killed the intruder
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Amnesty says Egypt has failed to protect ChristiansAmnesty International says the Egyptian government has failed to protect hundreds of Coptic Christians who fled their homes in northern Sinai after a series of attacks by Islamic State militants
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Iraqi Army soldiers help displaced civilians as they flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Feb. 28. 2017. Since Iraqi government forces launched the push to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group last week, about 8,000 people have fled from that part of the city and surrounding villages, the U.N. humanitarian aid agency said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mohammed Saad)
Iraqi forces push toward Mosul government complexAn Iraqi commander says his troops are within 800 meters (900 yards) of the main government complex in the northern city of Mosul, the capture of which would mark a symbolic victory against the Islamic State group
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UN suspends services in volatile Palestinian camp in LebanonUN suspends services in conflict-torn Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon amid clashes there
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Israeli forces demolish 9 homes in West Bank settlementIsraeli forces are demolishing nine homes in the heart of the West Bank settlement of Ofra after the Supreme Court ruled they were built on private Palestinian land
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United Arab Emirates leader travels abroad on 'private' tripThe leader of the United Arab Emirates, who has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke three years ago, has left the country on a "private visit" abroad
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Egypt arrests 9 Muslim Brotherhood leadersEgyptian authorities have arrested nine leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group pending investigation into charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and plotting to overthrow the government
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FILE - In this July 29, 2014 file photo, smoke and fire from an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City. Israel’s official government watchdog says the country was ill-prepared to handle the threat of underground tunnels from Gaza during the 2014 war, and the Cabinet was not provided enough information to make proper decisions about it. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)
Watchdog: Tunnels caught Israel off-guard in 2014 Gaza warIsrael's official government watchdog says the country was ill-prepared to handle the threat of underground tunnels from Gaza during the 2014 war, and the Cabinet was not provided enough information to make proper decisions about it
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Bashar al-Ja'afari, Syrian chief negotiator and Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of the Syria to UN New York, arrives for take part to a round of negotiations between the Syrian government and the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
White Helmet rescue worker killed in Syria's HomsThe Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Oscar-winning documentary says that one of its volunteers had been killed by government artillery fire in the city of Homs, as pro-government forces reached the outskirts of Islamic State-held Palmyra
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Clashes break out in Palestinian camp in LebanonPalestinian security officials say clashes have erupted in a densely-packed refugee camp in southern Lebanon, wounding at least four civilians, including a three-year-old boy with a bullet-wound to the head
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Amnesty says Yemeni rebels recruit fighters as young as 15A rights group says Yemen's Houthi rebels are recruiting fighters as young as 15 and using religious schools to lure teenagers into their ranks without their parents' knowledge
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Islamic State claims failed suicide attack in AlgeriaAlgerian authorities are trying to confirm the identity of a failed suicide bomber who attacked a police station in the city of Constantine
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