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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, fleeing Iraqi civilians walk past the heavily damaged al-Nuri mosque as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in Iraq's Old City of Mosul. Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosqueIraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, meets with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 in Damascus. Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport Sunday by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria was expelled from the 22-member Arab League soon after war broke out in 2011. (SANA via AP)
Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leaderSudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago
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Israeli PM's son gets temporary ban on FacebookFacebook has temporarily blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for writing a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police."
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Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forcesSyrian activists say a bomb blast in a northern town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces has killed at least eight people
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Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 woundedFighting around Yemen's port city of Hodeida leaves 12 dead and 25 injured
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Report: Iranian general fatally shoots himself by accidentThe website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun
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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, greets supporters during a mass rally marking the 31st anniversary of the founding of Hamas, an Islamic political party, which has an armed wing of the same name, that currently rules in Gaza, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Gaza city. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversaryTens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group's establishment
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Report: Iran prisoner who died in hospital was a terroristIranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a detained activist who died last week was a member of terrorist group planning attacks
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Lebanese take to the streets to protest political stalemateHundreds of Lebanese have taken to the streets to protest against a political stalemate that has prevented the formation of a new government seven months after elections
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Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from LebanonThe Israeli military says it has exposed a fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel dug from Lebanon
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US Official: 'End days' nearing for Islamic State in SyriaA U.S. military official says fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria "is going very well."
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Saeed Abdel Aal, an excavation worker stands at the recently uncovered tomb of the Priest royal Purification during the reign of King Nefer Ir-Ka-Re, named "Wahtye", at the site of the step pyramid of Saqqara, in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The Egyptian Archaeological Mission working at the Sacred Animal Necropolis in Saqqara archaeological site succeeded to uncover the tomb, Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani, announced.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tombEgypt has announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago
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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian assailant in West BankIsraeli forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian charged with killing a soldier during an Israeli raid in the West Bank earlier this year
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters prepare to fire a mortar shell, at one of the front lines, in Raqqa, northeast Syria. Syrian activists said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 that U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters have captured the last town held by the Islamic State group, in the militants' single remaining enclave in eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by ISSyrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led fighters take major town in last area held by Islamic State group
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Lebanese minister presses for reforms after Moody's reportLebanon's finance minister says that the Moody's Investors Service report that downgraded the country's status shows the urgency of forming a new Cabinet and implementing economic reforms
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