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Israel arrests suspect behind US-Jewish bomb threats

Israeli police arrest teenager in connection to more than 150 anti-Semitic bomb threats against Jewish centres.

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Fierce fighting in Syria as talks restart in Geneva

A fifth round of Syria talks in Geneva kicks off on shaky ground as clashes increase in Hama and Damascus.

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Roadside bombs kill 10 Egyptian soldiers

At least 15 ISIL fighters also die during a raid in the volatile Sinai peninsula, Egyptian military says.

Sinai peninsula

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Battle for Mosul: Sharp uptick in civilian deaths

Monitors and officials say there's been a marked increase in civilian deaths as Iraqi forces push into Mosul's Old City.

Battle for Mosul

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John McCain warns of 'tough decisions' on Syrian Kurds

Senior senator says Turkey watching as decision must be made on arming Kurdish fighters in the coming battle for Raqqa.

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Israel built 2,630 illegal homes in West Bank last year

Illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank surged 40 percent in 2016 from the previous year.

Jewish-only settlements

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UN: 400,000 Iraqis 'trapped in Mosul's Old City'

Worst is yet to come', with hundreds of thousands remaining in Mosul's Old City under siege-like conditions, UN says.

Mosul's Old City

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Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

Palestinian officials say one 18-year-old male teen has been killed and two others wounded by Israeli artillery fire.

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Restored shrine at Jesus's tomb reopens in Jerusalem

Inauguration ceremony of newly renovated shrine marks the completion of a nine-month project.

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Ahlam al-Tamimi: Jordan refuses to extradite her to US

US prosecutors allege woman accompanied suicide bomber and ordered him to detonate explosives in Jerusalem pizzeria.

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