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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Palestinian journalist Hajar Harb leaves the court complex in Gaza City. Harb, who exposed Gaza's government corruption, was acquitted Monday, March 25, 2019, by a Hamas-run court in the coastal territory. The 34-year-old journalist had appealed a six-month prison term and fine on charges of libel and slander over her reporting. Rights groups had criticized the case as a violation of free speech in the enclave. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
The Latest: Hamas threatens to respond to Israeli strikesHamas' leader says his group will respond if Israel retaliates too forcefully to an overnight rocket strike
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, a man is frisked by a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, near Baghouz, eastern Syria. The SDF fighters who drove the Islamic State from its last strongholds called Monday, March 25, 2019, for an international tribunal to prosecute hundreds of foreigners rounded up in the nearly five-year campaign against the extremist group. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Syrian group wants international tribunal for IS detaineesThe U.S-backed Syrian fighters who drove the Islamic State group from its last strongholds are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute hundreds of foreigners rounded up in the nearly five-year campaign against the extremists
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Runaway Saudi sisters leave Hong Kong for new countryThe lawyer for two Saudi sisters who fled the kingdom says the women have departed from Hong Kong to their new, undisclosed country of residence
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Israeli military says it has started striking Hamas in Gaza after overnight rocket attackIsraeli military says it has started striking Hamas in Gaza after overnight rocket attack
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Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17, injure 74Iranian state TV says flash flooding has killed at least 11, injured 15 in south
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A police officer inspects the damage to a house hit by a rocket in Mishmeret, central Israel, Monday, March 25, 2019. An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding six people, including one moderately, an Israeli rescue service said, in an eruption of violence that could set off another round of violence shortly before the Israeli election. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel mobilizes after Gaza rocket attack, escalation loomsGaza rocket attack on central Israel wounds 7, prompting Netanyahu to cut short US visit , mobilize army, reserves
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Lebanon PM undergoes heart procedure in FranceLebanon's prime minister has had a heart procedure in a Paris hospital and is expected to be discharged later today
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Egypt refers 28 to court on charges of joining IS, al-QaidaEgyptian prosecutors have referred 28 terror suspects in two separate cases to court on charges of joining local affiliates of the Islamic State group and al-Qaida
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Rights group faults treatment of Lebanese held in UAEHuman Rights Watch says eight Lebanese men charged with links to the Hezbollah militant group are being poorly treated and held in undisclosed locations in the United Arab Emirates
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Heavy rains flood Syria-Iraq border crossing vital to KurdsBorder crossing linking Syria's Kurdish-administered areas to Iraq's northern Kurdish region flooded after heavy rains
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Jordan king cancels Romania trip over Jerusalem declarationJordan's King Abdullah II cancels visit to Romania to protest its prime minister's support for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital
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Israeli military says it's reinforcing troops along Gaza border and calling up reserves after rocket attackIsraeli military says it's reinforcing troops along Gaza border and calling up reserves after rocket attack
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is cutting Washington visit short after Gaza rocket attack on IsraelPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is cutting Washington visit short after Gaza rocket attack on Israel
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Explosion heard in central Israel after air raid sirens wail; military says rocket fired from GazaExplosion heard in central Israel after air raid sirens wail; military says rocket fired from Gaza
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Algerian president's party rejects his protest strategyAlgerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's own party is rejecting his plans for a national conference aimed at quelling mass protests against his leadership
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