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Syrian government declares capital fully under its controlSyria's military captures an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011
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Iranian media say 15 die after eating wild mushroomsIranian media say 15 die after eating wild mushrooms
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Iran's transgender people face discrimination despite fatwaIran's transgender people face discrimination, abuse despite being recognized by religious decree
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Palestinian crowd pelts US vehicle with eggsA small group of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank has pelted an American diplomatic vehicle with eggs to protest the recent move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
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File - In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Saeb Erekat, a top aide said Monday, May 21, 2018, that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospitalA top aide says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days
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Detained Iranian-British woman learns of new charges in IranHusband of Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran says she faces new charge of 'spreading propaganda against the regime'
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Bahrain strips 9 of citizenship amid wide crackdownA court in the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain has revoked the nationality of nine people and sentenced them to between three and 15 years in jail, amid a yearslong crackdown on dissent
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The Latest: Syrian military declares victory in capitalSyria's military says it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and is declaring the capital and its surroundings "completely safe" and free of any militant presence
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Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 yearsSyrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 years
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Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and GuatemalaParaguay opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of US and Guatemala
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Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101Bernard Lewis, scholar who illuminated and enraged with perspective on Middle East, dead at 101
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Former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, talks during the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) fifth edition of the Commencement Exercises, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that "true civil discourse" is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the worldKerry, in speech to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, says civil discourse is under threat around the world
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In this photo provided by the Iraqi government, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, left, meets with Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, early Sunday, May 20, 2018. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive." The May 12 vote did not produce a single bloc with a majority, raising the prospect of weeks or even months of negotiations to agree on a government. (Iraqi Government via AP)
Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive."
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. A Palestinian official said Sunday, May 20, 2018, that the 83-year-old Abbas has been hospitalized with fever. Abbas, a heavy smoker, has a long history of health issues. He has not designated a successor. (Atef Safadi/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Palestinian president hospitalized with feverA Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever
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Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in GazaA 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip
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