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Israel police rounded up eight Jewish extremists from a racist anti-Arab organisation overnight in the second such swoop targeting the group within a week
GAZA - Reuters
Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Dec. 21 for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months
JERUSALEM - Reuters
Israel's foreign minister on Dec 18 described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution
AMMAN - Agence France-Presse
Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder by hanging on Dec. 21, the interior ministry said, as it ended an informal eight-year moratorium on the death penalty
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle in which insurgents took the Wadi al-Deif military base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Dec. 16.
MOUNT SINJAR - Agence France-Presse
The iraqi Kurdish leader hailed victories over ISIL during a visit on to Mount Sinja
A monitoring group said the Syrian army lost control of a second strategic base in the northwestern province of Idlib to coordinated assaults by Islamist groups on Dec. 15.
Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, U.N. and other officials say barely 2 percent of the money has been transferred.
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Dec. 14 rejected talk of Israel withdrawing from east Jerusalem and the West Bank within two years, on the eve of a meeting with the top US diplomat.
NAHYAT AL-AYADHIYA, Iraq - Agence France-Presse
Iraqi Kurds claimed Dec. 18 to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have long been trapped
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
First one of his sons died, then another and another. By 1996, Khalid al-Jabor had lost five children to AIDS, all victims of contaminated blood allegedly exported to Iraq by a French firm now owned by drug giant Sanofi.
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