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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki speaks during a press conference at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday May 22, 2018. The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by IsraelPalestinians ask ICC to open probe of alleged crimes by Israel
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Israeli air force chief confirms first F-35 airstrikeThe head of Israel's air force says it used the next-generation F-35 fighter jet for the first time during a recent mission
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UN chief urges Lebanon's Hezbollah to halt military actionU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly criticizing Hezbollah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon and urges the group to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria
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Egyptian military court sentences journalist to 10 yearsAn Egyptian military court has sentenced a freelance journalist who reported on the Sinai insurgency to 10 years in prison on terror-related charges
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A closer look at 10 arrested Saudi women's rights activistsA closer look at the 10 detained activists in Saudi Arabia and how they became icons of the women's rights movement there
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this March 29, 2014 file photo, Aziza al-Yousef drives a car on a highway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving. As of Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at least 10 Saudi women's rights activists -- seven women and three men -- are being interrogated and held without access to a lawyer in Saudi Arabia, according to people familiar with the arrests last week. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last weekIn Saudi Arabia, at least 10 women's rights activists are being interrogated and held without access to a lawyer
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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki speaks during a press conference at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday May 22, 2018. The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
The Latest: International court prosecutor won't be rushedProsecutor of the International Criminal Court signals she will not be rushed into making a decision on whether to launch an investigation into alleged crimes by Israel in the Palestinian territories
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Officials say suicide car bomber kills 2 in Libya's eastLibyan officials say car bomb kills at least two security personnel at checkpoint south of the northeastern town of Ajdabiya
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Palestinian plea to ICC could speed up war crime probeA look at the Palestinians' appeal to the ICC, and what it means for their conflict with Israel
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FILE - In this file photo released on Sunday, April 22, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, smoke rises after Syrian government airstrikes and shelling hit in Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood held by Islamic State militants, southern Damascus, Syria. Syria's military said Monday, May 21, 2018, that it has liberated the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State and has declared the Syrian capital and its surroundings "completely safe" and free of any militant presence. (SANA via AP, File)
Syrian army, police celebrate recapturing all of DamascusSyrian state TV says military, police forces celebrate recapturing last neighborhoods in Damascus from rebels, IS
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Group: Egyptian army intensifies home demolitions in SinaiWatchdog says Egyptian military intensified home demolitions in northern part of Sinai in campaign against IS
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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)
Palestinian leader's health apparently improving in hospitalHospitalized Palestinian president appears to be making a swift recovery from his latest health troubles
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Israel says it takes 'severe view' of Palestinian request at International Criminal Court, calls on ICC to reject moveIsrael says it takes 'severe view' of Palestinian request at International Criminal Court, calls on ICC to reject move
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Yemeni officials: Rebel shelling kills 5 in Marib provinceYemen officials: Shells fired by Shiite rebels kill at least 5 civilians in central province of Marib
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Speaker's long tenure embodies Lebanon's political stasisLebanon's parliament speaker, set to win 6th term, embodies a political system that seems impervious to change
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