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Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts Wed, 10 Apr, 2019

Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya's capital as thousands of residents fled the fighting.

Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election, main challenger concedes defeat

Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election, main challenger concedes defeat Wed, 10 Apr, 2019

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority and his main challenger conceding defeat.
Fighting in northwestern Syria strains truce, kills 13

Fighting in northwestern Syria strains truce, kills 13 Sun, 07 Apr, 2019

 Syrian government forces and insurgents exchanged a barrage of rockets in the country's northwest that killed at least 13 people and hit a government-run hospital, activists and government media reported.
Iran floods death toll reaches 70

Iran floods death toll reaches 70 Sat, 06 Apr, 2019

Floods in Iran since March have killed 70 people the head of the emergency services said according to the official IRNA News Agency.
Thousands protest at Israel-Gaza fence amid cease-fire deal

Thousands protest at Israel-Gaza fence amid cease-fire deal Fri, 05 Apr, 2019

Thousands of Palestinians thronged the perimeter fence between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as the weekly, bloody demonstrations rolled into their second year.
Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike

Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike Sun, 31 Mar, 2019

Israel reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip  after having kept them closed for nearly a week following a rare long-distance rocket strike from the Palestinian enclave, an official said.
Tens of thousands protest at Gaza-Israel border on anniversary in test of truce

Tens of thousands protest at Gaza-Israel border on anniversary in test of truce Sat, 30 Mar, 2019

Thousands of Palestinian protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border to mark the first anniversary of mass demonstrations for the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
Israeli airstrike kills Iranian, 6 Iraqi fighters in Syria

Israeli airstrike kills Iranian, 6 Iraqi fighters in Syria Fri, 29 Mar, 2019

Israel confirmed Thursday it carried out an airstrike the night before in northern Syria while a war monitoring group said the attack killed an Iranian and six Iraqi fighters allied with President Bashar Assad's government forces.
Syria requests urgent UN Security Council meeting on Golan

Syria requests urgent UN Security Council meeting on Golan Wed, 27 Mar, 2019

Syria asked the United Nations Security Counci to hold an urgent meeting on the US decision to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting

Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting Tue, 26 Mar, 2019

Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an ex-army chief.
Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel Mon, 25 Mar, 2019

An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The attack set the stage for a potential major conflagration, shortly before Israel's upcoming elections.
Iraq parliament votes to sack official after ferry sinking

Iraq parliament votes to sack official after ferry sinking Sun, 24 Mar, 2019

Iraq's parliament voted to sack a provincial official following the tragic sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed nearly 100 people, the house's deputy speaker said.
US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria  after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants in the country's east, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated Wed, 20 Mar, 2019

President Donald Trump says the last of the Islamic State's territory in Syria will be freed by U.S.-backed forces "by tonight."
Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site

Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site Sun, 17 Mar, 2019

An Israeli court ordered the temporary closure of a side building at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site that has been the source of tensions in recent weeks.
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