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Israel releases video purportedly showing hunger-striking Palestinian leader sneaking cookies

Israel released video footage Sunday purportedly showing Marwan Barghouti, a man Palestinians compare to Nelson Mandela and the leader of an open-ended hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinians incarcerated in Israel, breaking the strike by sneaking a mouthful of cookies.

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Iranian president attacks rival’s background in judiciary

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that voters in next week’s presidential election do not want someone who is only familiar with “execution and imprisonment,” an apparent criticism of a hard-line rival who is a longtime judge.

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Qatar, Sudan hold joint military drill

Qatari army will take part in “Saqr Al Jazeera 1 drill, which is currently being held in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, Qatar News Agency, has reported.

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Syria violence kills 4, wounds child despite safe zones

Violence left at least four opposition fighters dead and a child wounded in central and southern Syria Saturday despite relative calm prevailing across the war-ravaged country after a deal to set up “de-escalation zones” in mostly opposition-held areas went into effect, opposition activists and government media outlets said.

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Film from the controversial Clarion Project spotlights Christian persecution, exodus from Middle East

On May 23, dozens of churches around the United States are expected to host a screening of a new film about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

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United Arab Emirates wants to tow icebergs from Antarctica to the Middle East to boost fresh water supply

The United Arab Emirates has a lot of things — massive skyscrapers, over-the-top opulence, oil, sand — but one thing it definitely doesn’t have a lot of is fresh water. If that seems like a problem, one UAE-based firm thinks it has the answer (No, not conserving water better, don’t be ridiculous): Tugging massive icebergs…

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On first foreign trip, Trump to wade into Middle East politics

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this month, kicking off his first foreign trip where he will work to reinvigorate traditional alliances in the region.

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The ‘Butcher of Kabul’ is welcomed back in Kabul, Afghanistan

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a notorious Afghan warlord known as the “Butcher of Kabul,” returned to the city he so often attacked with rockets and was welcomed Thursday by President Ashraf Ghani, who thanked him for “heeding the peace call.”

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Trump meets with Mahmoud Abbas at White House, expresses enthusiasm for peace deal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met on Wednesday with US President Donald Trump at the White House for the first time. In their preliminary statements, Trump declared that he is committed to working with Israel and the Palestinians to reach an agreement and claimed that no accord can be imposed by a third party.

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